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Kraken video by Alec Peirce

Discussion in 'Vintage Double Hose' started by tbone1004, May 21, 2018.

  1. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
    Video on a bunch of the old issues with traditional double hoses. @Sam Miller III can hopefully give us some more info that Alec called out as him forgetting

    and what @Luis H @herman and @OWIC647 went about trying to fix with the Phoenix/HPR upgrades. Kraken video coming soon I hear
    Last edited: May 21, 2018
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  2. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: "La Grande Ile"

    "Breathes almost as good...." My '58 Phoenix/HPR equipped DA cracks at 0.5"....... :)
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  3. Bryan@Vintage Double Hose

    Bryan@Vintage Double Hose Instructor, Scuba

    The Phoenix first stage was and is a real boost for double hose divers. There are over 500 of them out there around the globe! The biggest performance improvement was the HPR 2nd stage and new diaphragm. It is miles above the original horseshoe design. When we first sent them out we were afraid the regulators they went in would breathe too easy and the divers would object to the venturi improvement so we put spacer washers on either side of the 2nd stage spring to throttle it back a little.
    .5 is easily achievable and you can go lower but they tend to freeflow too easy. With the above setup all that remains is Position, Position, Position of the regulator on the divers back and you will have one smooooooth breathing regulator. Even Luis has not found a way to defeat physics but I'm sure he's trying :)
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  4. Fibonacci

    Fibonacci Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    New video review of the Kraken now up!

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