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    Question Inner tube sizes for Ali 40 & 80?

    The title pretty much says it all.

    While I'm sure the Stage Bungees I can buy from DIRZone are wonderful, I'm sure I can just grab an old inner tube and cut that to size instead.

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    Cut the tube on the diagonal and you can use pretty much any size you like.

    I just used to use a bit of bicycle inner tube tied with a knot. The knot was really easy to grab when wearing gloves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkP View Post
    I just used to use a bit of bicycle inner tube tied with a knot. The knot was really easy to grab when wearing gloves.
    +1

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    Nothing like making do with home made crap when you can buy the proper tool for the job
    I've got an old BSAC manual that shows you how to make your own reel out of wood if you want the pattern ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by perth now View Post
    Nothing like making do with home made crap when you can buy the proper tool for the job
    We're talking about a piece of rubber here, not home-modding a rebreather.

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    "I just used to use a bit of bicycle inner tube tied with a knot. The knot was really easy to grab when wearing gloves."

    Same here, but I pass the tube through a practice golf ball even easier to grip the with gloves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stew W View Post
    We're talking about a piece of rubber here, not home-modding a rebreather.
    It's a state of mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by perth now View Post
    Nothing like making do with home made crap when you can buy the proper tool for the job
    I've got an old BSAC manual that shows you how to make your own reel out of wood if you want the pattern ?
    So what, exactly, is the right tool for this job? I was one anal too, looked for, and found, the perfect bit of inner tube.

    Then I saw sense and used bicycle inner tube. Worked better than the "correct" inner tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perth now View Post
    It's a state of mind
    Or maybe I'm just not gullible and would like to spend my money on actual diving?

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    Can't you do both ?
    Use the right kit and go diving ?


 
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