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Revo- Bottom Heavy- Looking to Fix

Discussion in 'Rebreather Diving' started by Hot Dog, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. Hot Dog

    Hot Dog Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Osterville, MA
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    Revo -Bottom Heavy - looking to fix upward tilt
    New to rebreather (75 hours) and want to get back my doubles trim. Usually strategically placing weights will do it. I was recently on a boat where a revo diver was using a sidemount wing (BC?) and he thought it helped to lift up the lower half (I think his was an xdeep tech)Any thoughts?
    Thanks
     
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  2. cathal

    cathal Nassau Grouper

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    Location: Ireland
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    Have you used the weight tray on the top, if so what make are your fins?
     
  3. lermontov

    lermontov Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: christchurch
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    i think its a case of experimenting ive got trim pockets on my waist belt which helps - if you've
    got a dry suit you can put a bit of air into feet
     
  4. Hot Dog

    Hot Dog Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Osterville, MA
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    This week diving tropical versus usually with dry suit. That may be the issue (duh). But this will repeat when I go caving. No weights needed. Poseidon fins
     
  5. Hot Dog

    Hot Dog Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Osterville, MA
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    This week diving tropical open water. Usually in a dry suit. However , Id like to solve this before I go caving in FL. Perhaps some weight in the tray (as did not need any weights). Thanks
     
  6. lermontov

    lermontov Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: christchurch
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    yes tropical diving is trickier I used a weight belt last time but not 100% happy with it -can you lift there unit up on to back a bit more by shortening straps or maybe trim pockets near shoulders
     
  7. Hot Dog

    Hot Dog Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Osterville, MA
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  8. Hot Dog

    Hot Dog Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Osterville, MA
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    I tried the raising the unit but then was doing the valve shut off drill and they were too far up to reach with my terradactile (sp?) arms! clearly a tweaking work in progress! Thanks
     
  9. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC PADI Pro

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: United States
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    @Dsix36 is the rEvo expert around here. If anyone is gonna have a real answer short of "ditch the rEvo for a better unit," it's gonna be Don.

    That being said, one of the "joys" of diving a rEvo is the upright trim and the crappy WOB (comparatively) if you actually get it flat in the water. Most rEvo divers just live with the fact they're gonna look like a seahorse. I don't agree with it, but that seems to be the consensus based on every rEvo diver photo on the internet. So you might just have to live with it.
     
  10. Hot Dog

    Hot Dog Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Osterville, MA
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