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Visual Jumps

Discussion in 'Cave Diving' started by Sas, Jul 7, 2011.

Do you do visual jumps?

  1. Often

    4 vote(s)
    5.5%
  2. Sometimes

    19 vote(s)
    26.0%
  3. Used to

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  4. Never

    48 vote(s)
    65.8%
  1. Dsix36

    Dsix36 Solo Diver

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    I know that I break rules sometimes. I do not always run a primary. I will do a visual jump if I know the system very well, but only to close a circuit (such as back to the mainline that I know is continous). I will not do a visual jump to start a circuit or just jumping. I hate spools and use reels only. I will not do a trust me dive either. I have been know to piss others in my team off because of my arrow placements rather than just trusting them.
     
  2. Jax

    Jax Deplorable American ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Is this the "tiny jump reel" mentioned? SCUBA Diving Equipment for Technical, Sidemount, Rebreather, Wreck and Cave Diving: Dive Rite, Inc - Product Catalog - Jump/Gap Reel

    It says "discontinued 1 June 2011.

    EDIT: Perhaps replaced with new model http://www.diverite.com/products/catalog/reels/re52050.
     
  3. JahJahwarrior

    JahJahwarrior Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Jax, I'm talking about the typical Sidewinder style DR jump reel which any cave diver should recognize as they are pretty popular due to low price: $35ish compared to the LG or LM style which are more like $70.

    The DR reels are good product but hard to hold in my big hands compared to the huge handled LG reels. I can work with both, but love the LG. Prefer it to LM style as the handle on the LG is wider.

    But I couldn't care less what other divers use.


    I won't leave my LG reels in the cave overnight. Too many scumbags out there. Complex circuits requiring a clean up dive get a spool for jumps.
     
  4. Jax

    Jax Deplorable American ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yeah, but for those who are only cave-curious, we have no idea . . . :dance:
     
  5. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    -take cavern. :wink:
     
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  6. Jax

    Jax Deplorable American ScubaBoard Supporter

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    :tongue2:

    I'm trying, but reality keeps getting in the way . . . :(
     
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  7. rjack321

    rjack321 Captain

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    I have a 200ft Larry green reel. I like it, but its not a "fit in your pocket" thing. I bought it for looooong jumps where using a 150ft spool would be annoying. I don't think its ever actully been cave diving though. I have used it to search for wrecks in the Lake.
     
  8. rjack321

    rjack321 Captain

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    Ideally it would just be a T not a jump. There's really no need for a jump there at all. The "mainline" is already ~300ft back from the sign and it just makes this small loop through the room with the 4ft gap back to your own reel at the end, assuming you travel counterclockwise as most people do.
     
  9. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace

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    The little reel I have is the second one Jax links to. And by "pull out", I meant remove -- it's probably a little bit faster to deploy a spool, but it's SO much nicer, for something like the HoTul gap or the run to the Swiss Siphon, to have a reel to wind up!
     
  10. Wormil

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    Glad you clarified, I was thinking this was the preferred birth control method of teens.

    I use the discontinued reels and leave them on my hip when I'm diving. I find it easy to deploy them and remove them. I feel more secure putting them in place as well. I do use a spool for my safety, as it can't jam and in 0 viz I don't want to be dicking around with a jammed reel while doing a lost line drill.

    No one commented on pre-gapping circuits like godzilla, so I'll assume this is acceptable.
     

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