PDA

View Full Version : How much do YOU love Tusa?



Darth Fishhead
05-07-2008, 11:53
I named my dog Tusa!!! I'll post a pic eventually! It is an outstanding company with a melodic name! A winning combination to be sure!:smiley20:

Penguino
05-07-2008, 13:04
I love them enough to have Tusa mask, fins, snorkel, boots.... but not enough to rename my dog.

Defman
05-07-2008, 13:25
hmmm..... technically my dog is Japanese (by way of Oklahoma). And I do like my Zoom's and it's been hard to find a mask that fits better than my Splendive IV.

MSilvia
05-07-2008, 14:51
I'm fairly indifferent to them. For every piece of equipment they make that I'm aware of, another manufacturer makes one I prefer to it... not that there's anything wrong with them, they just haven't wowed me.

cmburch
05-07-2008, 15:22
I really like the fit and performance of TUSA masks. I think that TUSA have the most comfortably snorkels - mouthpiece and streamline design. TUSA products have an excellent performance, style, quality and price.

My dog's name is Buddy. It would be strange to call him TUSA. He is an large male Chesapeake.

spatman
05-07-2008, 15:26
the Tusa products i have used via rentals are good, but i have yet to own any myself.

DOWNDEEP73
05-07-2008, 15:33
Love my Tusa X-Pert Zooms!

Darth Fishhead
05-09-2008, 13:08
OK, I'll come clean... While my dog IS named Tusa, I really posted this thread in hopes that some Tusa mucky-muck would come by and offer me swag. A hat, a bumper sticker, etc. I guess I'm a bit jealous of my dad's "Team Sherwood" bumper sticker, which he received with his kit. :smiley36:

KGNickl
05-09-2008, 13:21
My primary mask is a M-31. I also use my Imprex II Hyperdry snorkel and Imprex fins on occasion. That it though.

navyhmc
05-09-2008, 18:04
OK, I'll come clean... While my dog IS named Tusa, I really posted this thread in hopes that some Tusa mucky-muck would come by and offer me swag. A hat, a bumper sticker, etc. I guess I'm a bit jealous of my dad's "Team Sherwood" bumper sticker, which he received with his kit. :smiley36:

Mr. Darth...

It has come to the attention of Tabata USA inc. that you have named a canine domestic animal companion "Tusa". It is my duty to inform you that "TUSA", Tusa, tusa" are certified trademark and as such Tusa, Inc enjoys the copyright of TUSA, Tusa and tusa respectively.

Please remit $159,234.6 for the unauthorzed use of the Tusa name and this will allow you licensure for your canine domestic animal companion and the name "Tusa"for that animal as well as additional domestic companion animals if the previoulsly named "Tusa" canine domestic companion animal has expired prior to the naming of the to be named "Tusa" successor.

As several members of the board of directors for Tabata Usa, inc. have serious allergies to feline specific domestic companion animals, this licensure does not carry forward to naming of feline domestic companion animals as "Tusa"

Thank you.
Dewey, Cheatum and Howe.

Largo
05-09-2008, 19:19
OK, I'll come clean... While my dog IS named Tusa, I really posted this thread in hopes that some Tusa mucky-muck would come by and offer me swag. A hat, a bumper sticker, etc. I guess I'm a bit jealous of my dad's "Team Sherwood" bumper sticker, which he received with his kit. :smiley36:


PM me your address, and I'll send you a Tusa sticker.

I have a Tusa Liberator mask. I'm thinking of buying a couple of extra just in case they discontinue the line.

My X-Pert Zoom fins blew my mind when I tried them in the water. Great fins. Scuba Diving magazine's ScubaLab doesn't even list them anymore, when they do performance tests. They're like The Beatles of fins.

The regs and BCs, eh. They're OK, but I would rather have Zeagle or Sherwood. (Or Atomic if I could afford it).

spatman
05-09-2008, 19:29
OK, I'll come clean... While my dog IS named Tusa, I really posted this thread in hopes that some Tusa mucky-muck would come by and offer me swag. A hat, a bumper sticker, etc. I guess I'm a bit jealous of my dad's "Team Sherwood" bumper sticker, which he received with his kit. :smiley36:

Mr. Darth...

It has come to the attention of Tabata USA inc. that you have named a canine domestic animal companion "Tusa". It is my duty to inform you that "TUSA", Tusa, tusa" are certified trademark and as such Tusa, Inc enjoys the copyright of TUSA, Tusa and tusa respectively.

Please remit $159,234.6 for the unauthorzed use of the Tusa name and this will allow you licensure for your canine domestic animal companion and the name "Tusa"for that animal as well as additional domestic companion animals if the previoulsly named "Tusa" canine domestic companion animal has expired prior to the naming of the to be named "Tusa" successor.

As several members of the board of directors for Tabata Usa, inc. have serious allergies to feline specific domestic companion animals, this licensure does not carry forward to naming of feline domestic companion animals as "Tusa"

Thank you.
Dewey, Cheatum and Howe.

:smilie39:

very funny. especially the second paragraph and Dewey, Cheatum and Howe.

mitsuguy
05-09-2008, 20:42
lets see,

Me:
Tusa Xpert Zooms
Tusa M23 ViewTrek Mask
Tusa Hyperdry 2 Snorkel (rarely used)
Tusa RS460/SS10 reg/octo
Tusa Gloves
Tusa Xpert BCJ-6900 BackInflate BC
Tusa Calf Knife (rarely used)

Wife:
Tusa Xpert Zooms
Tusa RS460/SS10 reg/octo
Tusa Gloves
Tusa Reef Tourer Conquest BC

Price vs. Performance, I find their stuff hard to beat... I prefer their weight integration over the Zeagle, which would be my next choice in BC's (and I was even able to add a crotch strap, even though it doesn't really have provisions for one) - As far as regulators, I partially chose them, as they are the same as Scubapros MK16/R390, so, anyone that can service one, can service the other, hopefully increasing my chances of finding parts/service worldwide. I also chose them because they got excellent test results in Scubalabs reg testing, and I got a great deal on them. As far as the fins, they are mostly neutral in comparison to the bio-fins, which would be my next choice if buoyancy wasn't an issue. Mask - well, it fits (and great field of view), snorkel - well, it works, gloves, well, they were cheap and work, and the knife was given to me...

Anyways, I like their stuff pretty much across the board...

Splitlip
05-09-2008, 21:32
Mitsu.
1st rule of any extreme activity. Never, ever use all of one manufacturer's product unless they sponsor (pay) you. :)

mitsuguy
05-09-2008, 21:35
Mitsu.
1st rule of any extreme activity. Never, ever use all of one manufacturer's product unless they sponsor (pay) you. :)

Its just easier to say "I have mostly Tusa stuff" vs "I have scubapro regs, tusa fins, mares mask, zeagle bc, blah blah blah, etc."

hehe, but I know what ya mean...

Splitlip
05-09-2008, 21:44
Mitsu.
1st rule of any extreme activity. Never, ever use all of one manufacturer's product unless they sponsor (pay) you. :)

Its just easier to say "I have mostly Tusa stuff" vs "I have scubapro regs, tusa fins, mares mask, zeagle bc, blah blah blah, etc."

hehe, but I know what ya mean...

My 16 year old daughter is a surfer. I suppose you can say I am one too if you free your mind and stretch the definition.:smiley29:

It is so funny, that these kids who want to wear the right clothes and ride the right board won't use or wear all one label unless someone else is footing the bill.:smiley36:

mike_s
05-09-2008, 22:41
OK, I'll come clean... While my dog IS named Tusa, I really posted this thread in hopes that some Tusa mucky-muck would come by and offer me swag. A hat, a bumper sticker, etc. I guess I'm a bit jealous of my dad's "Team Sherwood" bumper sticker, which he received with his kit. :smiley36:



While I've got nothing against Tusa, they make good stuff, I can't for the life of me figure out why you'd name your dog that?

their split fins are popular and so are their masks, but most of the rest of their gear, while good, just doesn't seem to get the mainstream support that the other gear gets....

I guess going outside and yelling "Aqualung, comehere Aqualung? where are you?" or substitute Scubapro or Dive Rite, I guess is just a 'little off the wall'.

I mean Atomic maybe, just because it sound like you might have an Atomic dog. Especially for a high engery border collie or something...

just seems weird... too weird....


However, my Hamster is named 'Zeagle' in case Scott Zeagle wants to send me a free BC. :smilie39:

Penguino
05-09-2008, 23:29
However, my Hamster is named 'Zeagle' in case Scott Zeagle wants to send me a free BC. :smilie39:

See, now you are being greedy... Free gear should be given in direct proportion to the coolness of what prompted the free stuff. Hamsters, at a dime a dozen, are worth a snorkel at best. Now if you had a pet Cobra named Zeagle, I could see Scott considering it, because that would just be cool......:smiley36:

Seriously though, I would agree with many of the others in that I think Tusa makes great personal gear (mask, fins, snorkel) but aren't remarkable on their other gear (not to say that it is not quality, just not on the same plane as a Zeagle BCD). I do see myself sticking with them for the personal gear.

mike_s
05-09-2008, 23:37
However, my Hamster is named 'Zeagle' in case Scott Zeagle wants to send me a free BC. :smilie39:

See, now you are being greedy... Free gear should be given in direct proportion to the coolness of what prompted the free stuff. Hamsters, at a dime a dozen, are worth a snorkel at best. Now if you had a pet Cobra named Zeagle, I could see Scott considering it, because that would just be cool......:smiley36:


Well it worked when I named my other hamster 'Porsche'. Look what they sent him. Lucky little bastard.... He took off and I haven't seen him since.

http://www.flixxy.com/jpeg-org/hamster-dance-image.jpg


But I named my dog Neptune and they sent him this cool diving rig. I've got him signed up for Advanced Nitrox and Trimix this summer....

http://sioutdooradventures.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/scuba_dog.113122717_std.jpg





Seriously though, I would agree with many of the others in that I think Tusa makes great personal gear (mask, fins, snorkel) but aren't remarkable on their other gear (not to say that it is not quality, just not on the same plane as a Zeagle BCD). I do see myself sticking with them for the personal gear.

You're right. they just don't jump at me for some of their other gear. I've had one of the regs before and it was ok, but doesn't compare to the reg I've got now. I've got a set of Tusa Split fins. They are nice, but I don't think they are worth $150 bucks either.

mitsuguy
05-10-2008, 00:22
Seriously though, I would agree with many of the others in that I think Tusa makes great personal gear (mask, fins, snorkel) but aren't remarkable on their other gear (not to say that it is not quality, just not on the same plane as a Zeagle BCD). I do see myself sticking with them for the personal gear.

well, I don't know about that... when I bought my Tusa BC, I compared it side by side to a couple different Zeagle BC's, and opted for the Tusa... similar prices, so that wasn't a factor - the Tusa BC is every bit as well made as the Zeagle, to me, the weight pouches make a whole lot more sense, and really, everything else felt similar to me... Now, I don't like any of the other Tusa BC's other than the style I got myself, so, the rest definitely leave something to be desired, but the BCJ6900 that I have is perfect for me in every way...

Grizbear98
05-10-2008, 11:32
well, I don't know about naming my dog or first born after them, but I do love my Tusa Imprex Tri-Ex SF-6 fins

RikRaeder
05-11-2008, 03:25
Afraid I don't love them much at all. No, not at all. Funny, but here in Japan, they market their masks as being "made for the Japanese face, which is smaller than those of Westerners." Does your mask fit ok?

aaronle06
05-11-2008, 03:39
lucky me I found out that my my mask is a tusa....after i bought it and went through the certification process for my open water. im sure by my advanced i will know the model of it by then.

aaronle06
05-11-2008, 03:47
OK, I'll come clean... While my dog IS named Tusa, I really posted this thread in hopes that some Tusa mucky-muck would come by and offer me swag. A hat, a bumper sticker, etc. I guess I'm a bit jealous of my dad's "Team Sherwood" bumper sticker, which he received with his kit. :smiley36:



While I've got nothing against Tusa, they make good stuff, I can't for the life of me figure out why you'd name your dog that?

their split fins are popular and so are their masks, but most of the rest of their gear, while good, just doesn't seem to get the mainstream support that the other gear gets....

I guess going outside and yelling "Aqualung, comehere Aqualung? where are you?" or substitute Scubapro or Dive Rite, I guess is just a 'little off the wall'.

I mean Atomic maybe, just because it sound like you might have an Atomic dog. Especially for a high engery border collie or something...

just seems weird... too weird....


However, my Hamster is named 'Zeagle' in case Scott Zeagle wants to send me a free BC. :smilie39:





However, my Hamster is named 'Zeagle' in case Scott Zeagle wants to send me a free BC. :smilie39:

See, now you are being greedy... Free gear should be given in direct proportion to the coolness of what prompted the free stuff. Hamsters, at a dime a dozen, are worth a snorkel at best. Now if you had a pet Cobra named Zeagle, I could see Scott considering it, because that would just be cool......:smiley36:

Seriously though, I would agree with many of the others in that I think Tusa makes great personal gear (mask, fins, snorkel) but aren't remarkable on their other gear (not to say that it is not quality, just not on the same plane as a Zeagle BCD). I do see myself sticking with them for the personal gear.

I wonder what Scott Zeagle can whip up if i develop an international airport and name it Zeagle International AIRPORT.

Skinsfan1311
05-11-2008, 17:02
I do own a set of Tusa gauges, and they do work great...but I wouldn't name my dog after 'em......

Penguino
05-11-2008, 21:32
OK, I'll come clean... While my dog IS named Tusa, I really posted this thread in hopes that some Tusa mucky-muck would come by and offer me swag. A hat, a bumper sticker, etc. I guess I'm a bit jealous of my dad's "Team Sherwood" bumper sticker, which he received with his kit. :smiley36:



While I've got nothing against Tusa, they make good stuff, I can't for the life of me figure out why you'd name your dog that?

their split fins are popular and so are their masks, but most of the rest of their gear, while good, just doesn't seem to get the mainstream support that the other gear gets....

I guess going outside and yelling "Aqualung, comehere Aqualung? where are you?" or substitute Scubapro or Dive Rite, I guess is just a 'little off the wall'.

I mean Atomic maybe, just because it sound like you might have an Atomic dog. Especially for a high engery border collie or something...

just seems weird... too weird....


However, my Hamster is named 'Zeagle' in case Scott Zeagle wants to send me a free BC. :smilie39:





However, my Hamster is named 'Zeagle' in case Scott Zeagle wants to send me a free BC. :smilie39:

See, now you are being greedy... Free gear should be given in direct proportion to the coolness of what prompted the free stuff. Hamsters, at a dime a dozen, are worth a snorkel at best. Now if you had a pet Cobra named Zeagle, I could see Scott considering it, because that would just be cool......:smiley36:

Seriously though, I would agree with many of the others in that I think Tusa makes great personal gear (mask, fins, snorkel) but aren't remarkable on their other gear (not to say that it is not quality, just not on the same plane as a Zeagle BCD). I do see myself sticking with them for the personal gear.

I wonder what Scott Zeagle can whip up if i develop an international airport and name it Zeagle International AIRPORT.

Now THAT would be worth some free gear...:smiley2: But back to Tusa...

josh7284
05-06-2010, 08:33
I absolutely love my Tusa m16 serene mask. I believe thats the name anyway:smiley36:. It fits great and offers amazing visibility

fire diver
05-06-2010, 08:54
Wow, reviving a 2 year old thread! Like a zombie back from the dead.

navyhmc
05-06-2010, 12:00
You want zombies? http://forum.scubatoys.com/surface-interval/11384-ever-feel-like-youre-thread-killer.html :smilie39:

fire diver
05-06-2010, 17:06
You want zombies? http://forum.scubatoys.com/surface-interval/11384-ever-feel-like-youre-thread-killer.html :smilie39:

No, that thread isn't a zombie.... It's the un-dead and can't be killed.

navyhmc
05-06-2010, 18:52
True, but zombies pop up now and again.

Largo
05-07-2010, 00:04
I don't think the scuba world would fall into a panic if Tusa stopped existing.

navyhmc
05-07-2010, 00:30
I do remember when Tabata was the new kid on the block-they quickly fit into a niche in the LDS community. Their gear was a litlle less expensive but imho well made. I used a Tabata (Now TUSA) reg set up as well as BCD for about 15 years with no complaints or problems.