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Help identifying old Scuba Pro 1st stage

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by sladerer, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    btw - here is the first generation model (but with a later heavy yoke swapped in):

    IMG_20200812_082731.jpg
     
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  2. James79

    James79 Reinventor of Wheels ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Another bullet proof option would be a Conshelf (1085) metal second. As mechanically simple as it gets, and a decent breather.
     
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  3. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Manta Ray

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    I would just put a deep six second on it like mine.

    I like to be able to de-tune the cracking pressuring on bottles so they don’t free-flow. The deep six is inexpensive and breathes great.

    I upgraded all mine from R series to the Deep Six signature seconds.
     
  4. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Or a HOG second. Both give you an adjustable second (which again could be a 109/156). Even a g250v then could be an option.

    Lots of choices...
     
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  5. Scared Silly

    Scared Silly Regular of the Pub

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    FWIW Any product marked with CE "European Conformity" or "Conformité Européenne" for the Francophones means it was mfg post 1985. So no more than 35 years old, not yet vintage.
     
  6. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    That CE designation has been around that long? Now I'm starting to feel old...
     
  7. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

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    The 98 indicates it was born on or after October 1998
     
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  8. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    October? How is that known?
     
  9. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

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    I read it on the internet-it must be true.

    CE 98.PNG
     
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  10. Angelo Farina

    Angelo Farina Marine Scientist

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    As the MK2 is unbalanced, better to match it with a balanced second stage. So either a 109 converted to BA or a 156. I do not suggest an unmodified 109, which is unbalanced too.
    At that point it becomes a VERY FANCY reg, something which will be admired in every diving shop all around the world...
     
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