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LP85 with wetsuit

Discussion in 'Technical Diving Specialties' started by rvojr, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The big advantage with LP tanks comes when you pump them up to 3900psi. Smaller than an al80, far more gas inside. If you aren't going to overfill them, then I don't know why anyone would bother.
     
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  2. rvojr

    rvojr ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My reasoning was to try to get non-aluminum doubles with more capacity without turning into a boat anchor with a wing failure in a thick wet suit.
     
  3. ofg-1

    ofg-1 Course Director

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    Have you considered just carrying a stage?
     
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  4. rvojr

    rvojr ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have a 19cf and 40cf currently. It'll take some getting used to as I do not feel as streamlined as previously.
     
  5. Doby45

    Doby45 Do I have something in my teeth?

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    Then you need to work with that 40cf bottle. Those all but disappear when you sling them.
     
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  6. GlassBender

    GlassBender ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    PADI Tec pretty much demands redundant bouyancy, and I don't think they mean a lift bag. I went with double 120ft3 steels, with an LPI on each post. I like the 120s because I'm tall and they fit the same tank bands as 80's. But you be you.
     
  7. Doby45

    Doby45 Do I have something in my teeth?

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    Blah, never dive with dual inflators connected.
     
  8. kensuf

    kensuf Cave Instructor

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    Diving with dual inflators connected is a recipe for disaster.
     
  9. Billy Northrup

    Billy Northrup ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Double hp 120’s and triple AL80’s with shorts and t shirt . Redundant wing and a couple lift bags on hand. No big deal. Never had problems with lift but had problems with ditchable weight ditching itself
     
  10. CaveSloth

    CaveSloth Barracuda

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    I would never dive double steels and a wetsuit over a soft or deep bottom. I would want to be able to sink to the bottom if necessary and then figure out my SMB or just rock climb out.
     

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