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Why I love Atomic

Discussion in 'Regulators' started by rsingler, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. rsingler

    rsingler Scuba Instructor, Tinkerer in Brass Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    So here's a stainless SS1 that came in for service after two years. I'm not an SS1/Airsource/Air 2 fan. Two identical seconds for me.

    But what other seat could look like that? You can barely see the orifice impression. Nothing like the floating seats on all Atomic's seconds, SS1 included.
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    And compare this SS deflation valve stem with the verdigris corrosion on every other chromed brass valve stem out there.
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    No, I don't work for Atomic. My LDS sells them along with Aqualung and Scubapro. But some things are worth pointing out.

    Jes sayin'...
     
  2. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    Highest quality products and designs made in the US of A from a stable company that has been in business for a very long time. Far more than what the small time wanna be companies that claim to be "manufacturers" but they source everything they sell from companies in Asia who are copy cats of products made in the US or Western Europe can offer.
     
  3. Kupu

    Kupu Polliwog ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have never owned an Atomic regulator, my first and only Atomic product is a mask which I love. If one day they make a shiny or unique second stage, say chromed brass or a variation on barrel poppet design, I would be truly interested.

    The main reason I comment here is curiosity about the floating seat. Until you mentioned it, I was unaware of this feature. After seeing a short youtube video of the floating seat in action, I have to say that is a nifty design.
     
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  4. formernuke

    formernuke ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    The only reason I don't have an atomic reg is I like diaphragm over piston, no logical reason I just do.
     
  5. Open Ocean Diver

    Open Ocean Diver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    And how about this sweet feature...

     
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  6. p_kos

    p_kos Nassau Grouper

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    Great feature until you put one on a stage/deco bottle and accidentally purge it thus flooding it, ask me how I know. That said I absolutely love my M1s, just don’t use them on stage/deco bottles anymore.
     
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  7. p_kos

    p_kos Nassau Grouper

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    This is regarding the seat-saving feature, not the awesome auto venturi.
     
  8. rsingler

    rsingler Scuba Instructor, Tinkerer in Brass Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    It's okay. The Scuba Police permit Atomic second stages with diaphragm firsts. I checked. :D
     
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  9. StefinSB

    StefinSB ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Dude, I take a German car over a US or Libyan made any time ... rock on
     
  10. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    But not a Chinese car.

    P.S. You'll still need Libyan oil to power that car :p
     

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