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    Megalodon
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrpai View Post
    At the risk of looking like an ignorant idiot and offending a double hose regulator fan (my buddy owns 5 of them), I think it's a laws of physics problem as to why they can't be improved. The 2nd stage on a double hose is behind your head so when you pitch up or down you have pressure working for or against you. The "improvement" is to move the 2nd stage to the front and decrease the size of the breathing loop to that of a mouthpiece. That design is called the single hose.
    LOL. Anyone who would be offended by a statement of complete truth needs thicker skin. The lure to universal balance is what brought the single hose into being in the first place. Though the movie cutting of a hose is a lot cooler with a double hose...

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    There is now a modern double-hose called the Kraken that Vintage Double Hose is selling. I was told that it would be available after those that pre-ordered had their orders filled.

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    Do You have a link?

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    http://www.fundable.com/vintage-double-hose

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    The idea that a double hose regulator cannot hold it's own with single hose regulators is almost silly, Phoenix first stage Royal Aqua Master with HPR second stage in Cozumel:



    Phoenix RAM on the Spiegal:



    Phoenix on the Vandenburg:



    Royal Aqua Master Phoenix in the Bahamas:



    Kraken prototype test unit in Coz:






    My new Kraken serial number DD-6:



    My Kraken serial number 14-JRW:





    Nope, no modern double hose regulators, oops, what is this, manufactured in Wesly Chapel, Florida, USA. All new and not a vintage based regulator, the all new manufactured Argonaut Kraken.

    A Phoenix RAM rigged for battle:



    Voit two stage Navy model in Destin, BC, do not need a BC, just a tank and a regulator:



    Voit Navy:



    Me in the 80s in some spring long forgotten on my USD Mistral single stage:



    I took my first SCUBA class in 1966, YMCA and NAUI in 1968 and we used double hose regulators in both, been diving them all of my life. I have single hose regulators of all sorts including the newest types. The new Argonaut double hose regulator is fantastic for photographers and underwater adventurers.

    Me in the Caymans, oops, a stinking single hose, shhh, do not tell anybody I use a sissy single hose job some times:



    Me and my life buddy, my wife:



    I rigged a bunch of regulators, single and double hose up for testing. My main concern was exhaust effort, and maximum sustainable speed, the Titan XL/AL Legend and Kraken were the only regulators (that I own and could use and I have a bunch including the vaunted SP109) if I recall that allowed me to break 20 MPH and hold it, exhaust effort was the limiting factor:



    And yes, I am headed for 61 yo.

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