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    Established TDF Member Doomanic's Avatar
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    VR Sentinel, as bad as they are made out to be?

    Are Sent-to-hells really as bad as some folks make them out to be?
    What are your experiences, both as users and buddies?
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    The most honest opinion I ever got from a sentinel owner was that he absolutely loves his unit but that he would under no circumstance recommend it to anyone else.

    That pretty much said all I needed to know and ruled one off of the list.
    JJ wanker

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    If you have to ask then you know the answer already!

    I've not had one, and won't have one, at any price. I'd rather have an iCCR.

    Matt.

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    If I was going ccr again I would get a VMS sentinel no question
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    Gobbie squaddie, average diver timmyg's Avatar
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    I would seriously consider one now with the support from VMS. There's a lot of cheap S/H bargains out there at the minute


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    If anybody wants an older Sentinel in need of some attention I have one here.
    It has lots of extras, spares and bolt-ons but I confess a few small bits missing (like the pocket).
    It did what it did quite well but it didn't suit me.

    If somebody is interested I'll write it up so there is a full detailed list of what is there.
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    One of the guys on my mod1 was learning on one. At times it drew blood and other times much cursing. Not one for the impatient and heavy handed.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomanic View Post
    Are Sent-to-hells really as bad as some folks make them out to be?
    What are your experiences, both as users and buddies?
    My CCR ownership: Inspo Classic -> Inspo Vision -> Sentinel -> Inspo Vision

    My issues with the Sentinel:
    • Too big/heavy but needs a lot of lead to sink & trims badly
    • Scrubber doesn't eject as it should as it gets used more (most instructors trade theirs in before this occurs)
    • Base becomes very difficult to remove (needs a lump hammer), again due to wear (top OK as not removed often)
    • Problems with HP/depth sensors, causing missed dives or diving without HP sensors
    • Flooding issues & sofnolime mouth wash
    • Felt the single 4.5L counterlung too small for me
    • Feels that the Inspo breaths better


    I had the origional version, so didn't use the CO2 sensor or the IR transmitters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt View Post
    If you have to ask then you know the answer already!

    I've not had one, and won't have one, at any price. I'd rather have an iCCR.

    Matt.
    The Classic is called the YBOD, still get loads diving them though.

    The problem with bad reputations is that they are very easy to get and very difficult to lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Clanger View Post
    Not one for the impatient and heavy handed.
    Do you mean me?

    I'm not sure any bereaver is suitable for the impatient.


 
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