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skdvr
12-29-2007, 08:12
I was just wondering if anyone has used the new 14 cf pony that XS Scuba is selling. It has some different specs than the other pony's, so I was just wondering if you thought they are a benefit or not. You can check out the spec here (http://www.xsscuba.com/tank_alum_specs.html)

Have a good one

Phil

navyhmc
12-29-2007, 08:58
Other than being a bit bouyant, I like the low pressure aspect.

skdvr
12-29-2007, 12:50
I was wondering if the being bouyant was a bad thing or not, becuase it is closer to neutral than other tanks. I would hate to buy one and then drive me crazy with it being poitive. I am not sure if .8 lbs would be bad or not, and i am sure that is salt water bouyancy numbers so slightly less bouyant in fresh water.

Phil

SarahBella
12-30-2007, 08:10
It looks a little longer than the 13 which is not a huge deal...I like the idea of 2000ish psi. It would be pretty easy to get fill it with my tank and a whip instead of always having it topped off at the shop.

skdvr
12-30-2007, 09:46
It looks a little longer than the 13 which is not a huge deal...I like the idea of 2000ish psi. It would be pretty easy to get fill it with my tank and a whip instead of always having it topped off at the shop.

That is what I think is the biggest bonus to it is the fill pressure. I just wish someone on here had tried them out...

Phil

whse56
12-30-2007, 09:53
If you have it strapped to your other tank or bc it'd probably be okay but if you sling it I wonder if it wouldn't bug me by floating up instead of hanging down.

WD8CDH
12-31-2007, 15:42
Been using one for years. Personally, I prefer a 19. About the same capacity at 2015psi but almost 20cf (19.9) at 3000 but only about 2" longer. The buoyancy of the full 14 is about neutral with a regulator but the negative 1.4lb. of the 19 has never been a problem for me.

You can get the 14 in white if you don't like the neon yellow/green of the other sises of ponys.

skdvr
01-01-2008, 12:05
Been using one for years. Personally, I prefer a 19. About the same capacity at 2015psi but almost 20cf (19.9) at 3000 but only about 2" longer. The buoyancy of the full 14 is about neutral with a regulator but the negative 1.4lb. of the 19 has never been a problem for me.

You can get the 14 in white if you don't like the neon yellow/green of the other sises of ponys.

Thanks for the info. I did not think about weight of the reg.

Phil

awap
01-01-2008, 12:18
I don't understand the ?benefit? of that low a pressure. Unless 3000 psi fills are a problem for some reason, it should be easy to fill a more conventional pony. I'd have to add a gauge to my crossover hose to avoid significant overfills. If it were rated for 2600 it would make sense for folks diving LPs.