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    Yes, that's what how I was trained in my visual...

    Yes, that's what how I was trained in my visual inspection class. Punch an earlier date so the viz expires the same time as hydro, however it was mentioned you could write the actual inspection date...
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    If you're getting into tech I'd recommend looking...

    If you're getting into tech I'd recommend looking for a used light that you can sell in a year or two for close to what you paid. Reason being is it's difficult to know what you'll need til you start...
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    I haven't used the Hollis regs but hear good...

    I haven't used the Hollis regs but hear good things about them. Personally I think they're both good regs and either is a good choice. The cost of the rebuild classes are irrellevant as the Hollis...
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    I imagine more issues arise from resort divers...

    I imagine more issues arise from resort divers trained at resorts and surrounding shops who decide to dive somewhere other than tropical-type 40' reefs with 100'+ visibility.
  5. The 38# wing is specifically designed for...

    The 38# wing is specifically designed for doubles. FTR, I have used my doubles wing with a single tank twice. The short version is while it was workable, it totally sucked compared to using a single...
  6. Hard to say, a fully flooded drysuit doesn't...

    Hard to say, a fully flooded drysuit doesn't always lose all bouyancy (even though one is soaked there can still be air trapped in the suit keeping it positive). I realized just how much difference a...
  7. Wetsuits compress at depth, losing bouyancy, yet...

    Wetsuits compress at depth, losing bouyancy, yet still require lots of ballast to sink them from the surface. The thicker the suit, the more bouyancy lost at depths, and the more ballast needed on...
  8. KD8NPB - It's really pretty simple, doubles wings...

    KD8NPB - It's really pretty simple, doubles wings are for doubled tanks, singles wings are for use with single tanks. Doubles have a few quirks that tend to make them unsuitable for new divers (such...
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    I'd suggest just getting a hose that's a few...

    I'd suggest just getting a hose that's a few inches longer and leaving it on your reg. In the big scheme of things, an inflator hose that is a little longer than ideal isn't going to ruin your BP/W...
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    Can't say specifically about the Trio but I have...

    Can't say specifically about the Trio but I have a Nitek Duo+. The lockout is if you skip the mandatory decompression, not a safety stop. My Gecko does the same. Both will still function as a bottom...
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    That's actually a fairly common misconception....

    That's actually a fairly common misconception. The HOG regs are built upon a proven and reliable design that is generally an easier reg type to work on than some other reg designs. Unlike other reg...
  12. With some brands you are paying a lot more for...

    With some brands you are paying a lot more for the name, it's the same at all online stores.

    Being someone who has personally owned several different brands of regs and currently owns 8 reg sets...
  13. Having dove a 7mm farmer john wetsuit in Lake...

    Having dove a 7mm farmer john wetsuit in Lake Michigan for a bit before I switched to a drysuit, I can say from personal experience I wish I'd put that money toward a drysuit sooner. Bottom temps...
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    I say go with whichever regs marketing PR sounds...

    I say go with whichever regs marketing PR sounds best, balanced against ease of getting it serviced and cost. ;)
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    "Many" is a subjective and intentionally vague...

    "Many" is a subjective and intentionally vague number that does not include all, any significant quantity, or any specific percentage, it just means more than a few (as in there are a lot more of...
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    I say go with back mounted double Heiser 190's...

    I say go with back mounted double Heiser 190's ...then sling the Heiser 149 as a pony. :D
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    Duane is a very good instructor with high...

    Duane is a very good instructor with high standards who, unlike many instructors, still makes dives for fun on a regular basis, not just for profit. We've dove together several times before, after,...
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    As mentioned there are many regs that will fit...

    As mentioned there are many regs that will fit your needs. I'd limit the search to balanced diaphragm regs as they generally are less prone to free flowing in cold water than piston regs. I have...
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    Wasn't there but it is one good example of the...

    Wasn't there but it is one good example of the point I was trying to make.
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    Biggie - Like with many things in life there is a...

    Biggie - Like with many things in life there is a bit of a difference between the theory and the practice. Reading about something online gets you lots of theory but little if any practical...
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    I have a Dive Rite aluminum, generic SS, Highland...

    I have a Dive Rite aluminum, generic SS, Highland Millworks SS, and a Hammerhead SS. Functionally they're all the same to me (other than the AL one being lighter). I prefer the Hammerhead over the...
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    For every person who asks these types of...

    For every person who asks these types of questions there will always be someone willing to reply and give advice, regardless of whether that person is qualified to give advice and/or if the advice...
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    To be blunt, that statement is a bit scary due to...

    To be blunt, that statement is a bit scary due to showing an ignorance of just how difficult and deadly that type of manuever can become, regardless of ones level of skill and training. I've been on...
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    Biggie - It's good to see you are interested in...

    Biggie - It's good to see you are interested in how and why certain people do things a specific way... You're getting a bit ahead of yourself though. The types of things you are asking in this thread...
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    Both have areas they excel in. IME, for moving...

    Both have areas they excel in. IME, for moving relatively straight ahead and general ease of kicking, especially when longer distances are involved, the splits really prevail. For greater overall...
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