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Wanting to go streamlined

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by Ken-Tac, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. lexvil

    lexvil ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    I have never had to gas share in a real world situation, I find I have no need for those really long hoses, the tend to be more cumbersome for just normal diving rather than more streamlined but they have there place, if the OP ever finds himself needing one then switching is easy enough, for this application I think the 40” works well for most.
     
  2. jadairiii

    jadairiii Solo Diver

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    I dive a 7' hose for everything, rec/tec/cave. Last year I had to assist an OOA diver, sure glad I had the 7' hose rather than a 40" primary, came coming up from a wreck in a 100' much more comfortable for all parties involved, including our safety stop.

    Downside to diving with your primary under your arm is that when you deploy it, it is now stuck under your arm, try getting a 40" hose outside of your arm, with an OOA diver on the regulator. There is a thought process to all of this, not just "streamlining".

    Or, think of it this way, the DIR/Hogarthian configuration is a recipe, not an ala carte menu, leave something out of the recipe and it does not "taste" as it should.
     
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  3. jadairiii

    jadairiii Solo Diver

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    1st, the 7' hose, when used properly is not more cumbersome for "normal diving" and (2), ever try to switch from a 40" hose to a 7' hose underwater when you "find [yourself] needing one...."
     
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  4. lexvil

    lexvil ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    If I had anymore I would gladly send them to you but I’ve already disposed of them.
     
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  5. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It is similar to the trend we use to see when posters would ask about pony bottles and others would jump on the band wagon for doubles with recreational diving.
     
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  6. lexvil

    lexvil ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Yea, they all have their place, we tend to overwhelm new divers sometimes trying to get them to jump steps in the learning process conveying our experiences.
     
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  7. PullYourselfTogetherMan

    PullYourselfTogetherMan Contributor

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    Just go with a DIR setup:

    • 1 1st stage regulator
    • 2 2nd stage regulators
    • 1 submersible pressure gauge (spg)
    • 1 5-7' LP primary regulator hose (7' for technical or overheard diving)
    • 1 22-24" LP backup/secondary regulator hose
    • 1 26" HP SPG hose
    • 1 appropriate length low pressure inflator (lpi) hose
    • 1 appropriate length drysuit inflator hose
    Get rid of the elbows (and likewise other failure points).
     
  8. lexvil

    lexvil ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Does DIR stand for “dogma instead of reason”?
     
  9. Silt Life

    Silt Life Regular of the Pub

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    I just put a 40" on my pony and wear that reg on a necklace. I had to mount the pony on the right side due to cambands. Works quite well and I figure if need be I could release the pony to an oog diver (as long as they're not freaking while on my octo) which gives us both plenty of space for an ascent........
     
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  10. PullYourselfTogetherMan

    PullYourselfTogetherMan Contributor

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    Cool story, edgelord
     
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