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My AN/DP/Helitrox course

Discussion in 'Technical Diving Specialties' started by Marie13, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. AustinV

    AustinV Barracuda

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    Just curious - was this the older Neck Tite system or the 2nd generation Quick Neck system?
     
  2. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Older first generation. Neck Tite. This is standard on the Fusion.
     
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  3. AustinV

    AustinV Barracuda

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    Ah, OK, thanks. I just had a drysuit custom made and after receiving it expected the Quick Neck I had installed to be an issue after feeling it as I am not very broad shouldered. I havent used it with doubles yet but did two dives on a single tank just to test it out on Sunday and it surprisingly didn't bother me. We will see how it does with doubles/reaching valves.
     
  4. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My first drysuit had the Quick Neck and it was definitely more flexible than the Neck Tite. But that was three years ago and I wasn’t diving doubles then.

    I know normal sized guys who have Fusions who tell me they dislike how the ring digs into their neck. I suspect I’m going to be significantly more comfortable without it.
     
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  5. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Dropped my suit off at the shop tonight to get the neck seal replaced.
     
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  6. shoredivr

    shoredivr Solo Diver

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    After a year of diving with the SI tech neck ring and hating how it restricted my shoulder range of motion, I’m having the ring removed and going back to a latex seal.
     
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  7. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Which generation SiTech neck ring did you have?
     
  8. Doby45

    Doby45 Do I have something in my teeth?

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    I have/had approx 500 dives on my Fusion with both SI-Tech wrist rings and never neck ring. I am moving to a new suit now and will not be using either of those products again. The rings in both places serve a purpose but in the number of dives I had in the suit, I never had to replace a neck or wrist seal.
     
  9. rob.mwpropane

    rob.mwpropane Barracuda

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    But what if you do have to replace one?
     
  10. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC PADI Pro

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    I lose 12 hours worth of time while the latex seal glue cures.... Realistically I can make a phone call, drop my suit off on the way home, and pick it up on the way to the cave in the morning. If I were going on a liveaboard, or traveling to a place where I know I don't have that sort of service, I'll throw an extra seal in my bag and a small container of glue and do it myself in my hotel room. If you have neoprene seals and use the tape, it's even faster, and all you need is an iron.

    I have the SiTech wrist and neck rings on my Fusion and I hate them, especially diving doubles, even more so in a course. They suck. I have yet to find a situation where I've been forced off a dive because of a torn seal, let alone a dive where having those rings would save a dive trip. It's all a matter of logistics.
     
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