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    I've used a Buddy crack bottle DSMB virtually since they came out. Never had any problems with it and never forgotten to fill it. Standard practice to fill the crack bottle before connecting my DV. Much easier than faffing around using an AS to fill a DSMB. The only time I do this is when instructing and it always reminds me just how much easier and quicker the DSMBi is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeF View Post
    Quite. I’ve never really seen the need. Using a reg to put a bit of gas in a dsmb from depth or midwater isn’t exactly hard.
    I like to use kit to make up for my lack of skill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickpicks View Post
    I like to use kit to make up for my lack of skill.
    I like to use kit to make things easier for me.. YMMV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wardy_uk View Post
    I like to use kit to make things easier for me.. YMMV
    Ah, the Easy Button.

    Make sure your backup blob is also a CO2 - mine is!
    The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickpicks View Post
    Ah, the Easy Button.

    Make sure your backup blob is also a CO2 - mine is!
    My back up will be CO2... my primary will probably stay as-is for now to be fair... swapped around regulalarly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickpicks View Post
    Ah, the Easy Button.

    Make sure your backup blob is also a CO2 - mine is!
    All 3 that I take on every dive are co2
    Remember anything you read on the internet was probably written by some guy sitting at home in his underpants! Including this !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulo View Post
    Waste of valuable BO
    Pfft I use more checking my BOV works.

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    Bov ?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanny View Post
    Bov ?!
    Ya, its a bit like having ABS in your car. Not everyone says they need it but they are handy when you need them
    Remember anything you read on the internet was probably written by some guy sitting at home in his underpants! Including this !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeF View Post
    Quite. I’ve never really seen the need. Using a reg to put a bit of gas in a dsmb from depth or midwater isn’t exactly hard.
    But pulling the cord is even easier! :-D

    Quote Originally Posted by Allan Carr View Post
    I've used a Buddy crack bottle DSMB virtually since they came out. Never had any problems with it and never forgotten to fill it. Standard practice to fill the crack bottle before connecting my DV. Much easier than faffing around using an AS to fill a DSMB. The only time I do this is when instructing and it always reminds me just how much easier and quicker the DSMBi is.
    It's the size that puts me off them. They're titanic DSMBs at the best of time (the APD ones - great bits of kit though) and the crack bottle just makes it bigger. My CO2 ones are almost the same size when inflated but are more like the size of a 1m inland only DSMB when rolled up. I can fit two in a drysuit pocket if required.
    The views expressed are my own, worth what you've paid for them, are not on behalf of anyone else and not those of any company I work for etc.


 
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