Posted by Kendall Raine on July 06, 2006 at 13:54:11:|
In Reply to: Hose posted by Walt on July 06, 2006 at 12:41:42:
The 7' hose works great with a single tank set up. Really. Better than using a standard 36" hose, in fact. That's because you get just the hose length you want and stow the rest. No flapping hoses. This is true whether you use a canister or not. Without the canister you simply stow excess hose in the waist strap. Never an issue of coming loose in surf, kelp, scootering or jumping from small aircraft. Never a problem with breathing resistence from traveling the extra few feet of hose or any other such village superstition. If you need to share, you can swim in tandem under kelp or back to the boat-useful at Catalina in the summer when surfacing away from the boat is about as smart as riding a bicycle in the 3 lane on the 405.
BTW, the long hose in cave or wreck is for tandem swimming/scootering during gas sharing-not "squeezing the tank in front.." The only guys who "squeeze tanks" (not sure how one squeezes a steel cylinder) are the no mount guys who specifically don't use a long hose.
You might give it a try sometime. That's the only way you're going to know if it works for you. Just please make sure you get the routing correct. I'd hate to think of you strangling yourself.
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