Posted by Maddiver on September 04, 2001 at 14:20:05:
In Reply to: a pony bottle solves the problem of dependence on overly buoyant buddy posted by Karl S. on September 04, 2001 at 14:07:45:
1) Dive only with those who won't ***leave*** you.
2) My posts highlight the need for participation in the buddy team that stops this situation from occuring in the first place...by all members.
3) Ok, lets say this guy has a pony 13 or whatever now sinks to 140+ and is freaking....what does it do for him (ie guess it doesn't have inflator hose to plug into his bc and he's probably narced to a point of obvious impairment). Adds task loading and drag btw
4) OOA and sinking with no buddy is simply question of numbers ....ok buddy loses him and now ooa at 60 switches to his pony..still sinking now ooa at 140+????? next??
That's why pony's are false sense of security and attempt to make up for poor planning and execution not to mention inadequate training..Do you suggest a spare air??? Why not??
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