Posted by northcoast diver on February 04, 2005 at 19:33:37:
In Reply to: Why would the dry gloves be the culprit? posted by Chuck Tribolet on February 02, 2005 at 21:05:59:
I got a chance to ask him if he was wearing dry gloves. He said he was not. So that clarifies that question which I myself had.
He did say that he believes the increased pressure due to 1st Stage failure causing IP run-away had locked the release mechanism tight, and therefore the only way to deal with it would be to kink the hose itself, and then work the release mechanism.
I mentioned that kinking the hose like that could cause it to explode.
He said he would have been glad had the hose exploded.
Loss of dexterity due to dry gloves was not an issue. The IP run-away was apparently the major factor, gloves or no gloves, dry gloves or wetsuit gloves.
Staying on the anchor line might have offered another resolution, but this was apparently a drift-deco exercise. Really bad time for a 1st Stage to fail, unfortunately.
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