Posted by kelphead on August 22, 2000 at 16:11:09:
In Reply to: Re: overbreathing regs posted by Jim Hoffmann on August 22, 2000 at 11:41:58:
jim, i don't want to turn this into some sort of immature
'toy' debate, but i think you overlooked one thing when you
mentioned the 'poseidon odin' reg and that is WHEN it
fails, it fails shut, not open as all the other modern
i have understood from other very experienced divers
who have used this reg that the 'odin' is one exceptional
reg, but closing shut is its shortcoming.
my point being that even "A" ranked regs can have
their own issues that also need to be made public.
as far as balanced regs, there are lots of other regs
on the market that are balanced besides the ones you
mentioned. i myself have been caught in the surf 'rinse cycle'
a couple of times now (even once at leo carillo beach)
and i have taken my regs down below 100ft and i have
NEVER overbreathed them--i use 'sherwood'.
so, i think more credit should be given to other
regs that are not on your personal list.
again, i'm not picking a fight, i just wanted to share
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