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    Quote Originally Posted by perth now View Post
    Can't you do both ?
    Use the right kit and go diving ?
    What do you suggest?
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    I have some suitable for an AL80 on the boat Stew, just shout next time you're down
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    Quote Originally Posted by South West Diving View Post
    I have some suitable for an AL80 on the boat Stew, just shout next time you're down
    Cheers Gary. Down next month. Might try and add a friday deep dive to the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perth now View Post
    Can't you do both ?
    Use the right kit and go diving ?
    I'm confused. As an adherent to an approach to diving which some would describe as overly-obsessive-compulsive about detail and "right" kit (DIR, in case it's not blatantly obvious!), I'm very happy with bike inner tube which does what it needs to (holds the hose against the cylinder), is easily available and, when knotted, allows easier stowing. The latter is particularly useful when handling multiple stages with cold-water gloves.

    I'm unsure what's not "right" about this, but look forward to being educated, given my apparent strokery...

    Iain

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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 ?
    What do you think the design for stage bands came from? Think it might've been rings cut from inner tube that just about every cave and technical diver ever used? Just maybe?

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    Inner tube sizes for Ali 40 & 80?

    Like most of these things, it's function not price tag. These things are tyre inner tube and if you can be bothered to find the right size or a size or any other solution that works for you then there is no problem.

    If you can't be bothered / have something else going on that is competing for your time then there are shops that sell the inner tube of the correct sizes / sizes that have proven over time to work as intended.

    I have found myself in both camps over the years.

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    what's wrong with 4mm bungey cord with a knot in it to form a circle with a diameter less than the cylinder size? pretty universal and adjustable. it seems to have worked for me for quite a number of years without me dieing from strokery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeF View Post
    what's wrong with 4mm bungey cord with a knot in it to form a circle with a diameter less than the cylinder size? pretty universal and adjustable. it seems to have worked for me for quite a number of years without me dieing from strokery.
    It tends to roll when deploying/stowing. Inner tube tends to stay put.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeF View Post
    what's wrong with 4mm bungey cord with a knot in it to form a circle with a diameter less than the cylinder size? pretty universal and adjustable. it seems to have worked for me for quite a number of years without me dieing from strokery.
    Don't be so bloody stupid...









    You need 5mm.... preferably pink
    What to do? I only have three bullets and there are four of motley crew...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stew W View Post
    It tends to roll when deploying/stowing. Inner tube tends to stay put.

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    Depends how you tie it. I used to be all fancy and tie it with a nice fishermans hitch with the knot inline, bungee constantly roll off. Tie it with a big, fat overhand knot and it stays put a bit more. Plus it gives you a bit of a gap enough to get a finger under for stowing hoses.

    That said, I prefer inner tube but do use bungee sometimes. Snoopy loops are too precious to waste. Like duct tape.
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