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Orange is the New Black

Discussion in 'Deep 6 Gear' started by CrumhornDiver, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. CrumhornDiver

    CrumhornDiver Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Arlington, Virginia
    Two questions:

    1. Anyone running an 84" orange hose? Pictures appreciated.

    2. Anyone ever find any orange webbing available online? I've seen numerous colors, never orange. I think it might look sharp to have an orange harness and long hose to match the regs & fins. However, perhaps it's too much.

    Is orange the new black or is black still black...
  2. guruboy

    guruboy Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

  3. RayfromTX

    RayfromTX Student Of Gas Mixology Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Hill Country of Central TX
    You may be disappointed with the lack of stiffness of even their stiffest webbing. My wife loves her purple webbing but it is rather floppy when she is gearing up. I dive with the 7 foot orange hose and she likes the visibility of it. I got it by mistake and will be swapping it out for a black one soon. My orange fins on the other hand are pretty cool and I like the way they work and feel.
  4. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!
    Many years ago, certainly before your fins touched water and certainly before you began diving there was a company called Sportsways- all the Sportsways webbing was Orange; their SCUBA tanks were Orange and even some of their accessories was Orange.

    You are just about 40 years late

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  5. mdb

    mdb ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    When I started working with Sea-Quest in 1977 all the BC's were International Orange.
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  6. CrumhornDiver

    CrumhornDiver Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Arlington, Virginia
    That's sort of my concern...will it be too much?

    I had looked at Strapworks before, but missed the orange webbing. I never clicked into the 2" page, but it's clearly there. **feeling dumb**

    Good to know. I've heard that before about Strapworks webbing.

    If your wife likes the orange, why are you swapping it out? Just curious.

    Thanks to all who replied.

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