Good points, GS, but...

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Posted by Eins on September 13, 2000 at 16:22:10:

In Reply to: Re: Secondary Air source question posted by Gerry Smith on September 13, 2000 at 15:31:10:

I fully subscribe to the quality expectations in a top regulator which makes a pony superfluous, provided you monitor your air supply regularly and have a high quality buddy as well.

I also agree that the pony will very likely gather dust after a while (unless you're kelphead ;-)).

That being said, I disagree with GS' first sentence. Contrary to my earlier opinion on the uselessness of a SpareAir, it has gained a lot of value in my mind, especially after the recent buddy discussion. I would consider a SpareAir an efficient and effective means of
a) giving piece of mind to the fearful diver
b) in a real OOA situation, providing sufficient air to reach your buddy (not the surface), get his regulator and breathe from there. Him seeing you with your SpareAir tapping on his shoulder will tell enough of an emergency story for him to get to business for you.

Remains the prohibitive price. But that is a question of their marketing.


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