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    Or have you found you need a knife as well?
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    I know a lot of people that just carry the shears. You can also get away with carryingthem a lot of places you can't carry a knife. I also know a few people that carry both. I won'tfault someone for safety but I choose to just carry a knife. I think the shears might be quicker at cutting lines but I think a knife has a few more uses.

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    shears are fine- i actually carry a z-knife and a regular knife instead, but on occasion I'll carry the shears in a pocket- if i know we're cleaning the lake or something, i'll bring the shears for snipping line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warren
    <div>I don't want to look like a Christmas Tree, but I want to be a well prepared novice.</div>
    Why not?
    Don't worry about what others think.

    http://www.dorkdiver.com/photo.htm
    just go have fun!!!

    Those guys over at dorkdivers are a hoot!..
    I think they are there to mainly poke fun at the DIR guys, and if you don't do it the DIR way "you will die! "" [img]smileys/smiley11.gif[/img]

    This is my favorite

    Love the little orange shovel he has

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    Actually signed up for the spec cert classes

    http://www.dorkdiver.com/specialty_courses.htm



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    I gotta say that redundancy is king, especially when it come to bottleneck equipment. (If this particular piece fails, everything in your life stops until it is fixed. Hence OOA strategies.) If your light goes out, your dive is hampered (cave/wreck/night dives excepted), but if you get tangled, and drop your shears trying to free yourself, without a backup, you are stuck. I've dropped tools (especially right after I say to myself: Don't drop it!!), sometimes it just happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ntburchf

    This is my favorite

    Love the little orange shovel he has
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    <DIV>Althought the guy in the camo wetsuit behind him is a close second.</DIV>
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    First time I saw that pic, I spew'ed coffee all over the desk, monitor and keyboard ---Every time I see it, I bust a gut

    If I keep going to ST every dang day, I'll soon look like that-- hahahah
    I'm going to have to send in my Brigade and have like 9 more D-rings put on it


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    Someone should write a Dress for Success book for dork diving. This guy has all the proper equipment: Air2, redundent snorkels, plastic shovel, and everything is secured with suicide clips or retractors. [img]smileys/smiley36.gif[/img]
    "Live every week like it's Shark Week."
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    I'm guessing the twin 12" thigh sheath knives are below the crop line
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    you better believe he is rolling with a fatty pig stickler on his leg. Probably one on each leg in case he has to fend off two sharks at once! Is that an orange shovel or a spatula for cooking lunch after the dive???

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