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Posted by Eins on September 25, 2000 at 14:06:46:

In Reply to: Re: To stress the need to be alert at all times, this debate is fruitful posted by MHK on September 25, 2000 at 12:45:10:

You stated that you know what you are talking about. I believe that crushed neoprene does not compress at depth and my $20 say that I am right.
Now, $20 may not seem much to you, but it is to me (maybe as much as $2000 to you).

Crushed neoprene does not have any bubbles left in it, it is a dense layer of neoprene. Neoprene being rubber, it does not compress. The only part that might compress is air, but there is none left. Such is the definition of crushed neoprene. This differs from compressed neoprene which still contains air bubbles and therefore still compresses at depth.

Now, if you prove to me that crushed neoprene may compress by, say, .25 or even by 1 per cent, collect your $20. You would have earned them for being champion in hair splitting. If you talk compression that tangibly affects a diver's buoyancy, e-mail my $20 to PayPal.


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