a pony bottle solves the problem of dependence on overly buoyant buddy

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Posted by Karl S. on September 04, 2001 at 14:07:45:

In Reply to: Re: it looks like the buddy system didnt work too good this time posted by Maddiver on September 04, 2001 at 13:53:22:

at least with your own pony, your alternate air supply doesnt up and leave you.

buddy breathing may have caused hypoxia and fainting of the buddy with the air supply, who appears to have become overly positively buoyant while the buddy in distress had no air to inflate with and became extremely negative. they must have lost their grip.

manually inflating the B/C while buddy breathing sounds like it became task overloading.

if they were indeed using an octo rather than buddy breathing, then maybe the gear didnt hold up under the extreme depth, in terms of demand on the 1st stage. with doubles, you have two complete 1st stages rather than sharing only one.

OK. your turn for rebuttal again. i still agree with Jim H.

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