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XL4 Lightweight Regulator

Discussion in 'Apeks' started by AGNZ, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. Lost_Sasquatch

    Lost_Sasquatch Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Washington
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    Just picked up a set (primary and octo) on Ebay (used once in freshwater pool). Looks like a solid set so far, will chime in with more when I have a chance to dive them.
     
  2. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Feeling the Love ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Why not? If you can get a dealer to sell you just the seconds that is.
     
  3. Sunn

    Sunn Barracuda

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    Bought recently an XL4, connected on Scubapro MK25.

    It's probably one of the best 2nd stage I've tried in the last 20 years.
     
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  4. Ben_3

    Ben_3 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Canada
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    I dive an XL4 and XL4 Octo. I really like them. Easy to breath light and rugged. I highly recommend them. They breath well even if the reg is upside down underwater or in currents. No jaw fatigue at all. The purge is easy to use even with gloves. They haven’t had issues in cold water for me. Original XL4 has only 1 hp port if that matters to some. The new version has 2. The braided hoses are nice feature. I do have to get my main reg adjusted once in a while to keep it performing at its best. Shop said the way they are made makes them more prone to unjusting. Let me know if you want to know anything specific.
     
  5. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Feeling the Love ScubaBoard Supporter

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    "More prone to unjusting" yikes ...

    It's convoluted design and the need for numerous speciality tools put me off. It's spec opening effort of 1.4-1.6" didn't overly impress, I know it's not the only factor, but still.
     
  6. Ben_3

    Ben_3 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Canada
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    I get my set serviced once a year + I usually get the main reg adjusted once during the summer to keep them at perfect spec. Takes 15min. Nothing huge
     
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  7. Michael Jastrzebski

    Michael Jastrzebski Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oakland, CA
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    Sorry, rather old comment but I couldn’t help smiling when I read it.
    Purchase recently a brand new XL4+ and just returned from my Truck Lagoon trip using this regulator.
    I notoriously kept forgetting about switching the position because it simply made very little difference to me. Excellent regulator for my carry-on luggage.
     

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