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    How many of you sidemount / bungee your bailouts back?

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    It seems there are 2 schools of thought.

    1. How little can you "get away with"

    2. How much are you willing to carry before other strategies are needed.
    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 Wibs View Post
    How many of you sidemount / bungee your bailouts back?
    Yes.. works well with 7ís, Al80s and 12l steel. I have found nice balance from Steel 12l with trimix and Al 80 of Nx 50 etc

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    I SM too and have also done the 12 steel mix tin and ali 80 nitrox, works fine and could offset the weight swing if you have to bailout

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulo View Post
    It seems there are 2 schools of thought.

    1. How little can you "get away with"

    2. How much are you willing to carry before other strategies are needed.
    Bingo! I am in number 2... as a general stress factor reduction I don't want to be 'getting away with' anything. If it goes wrong I want to work my way out, ample gas allows that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnaby_s View Post
    Ok looking like as Ali7 then.
    Ali 80s are great cylinders for Nitrox / air bailout

    Ali 7s re pants IMHO

    Lightweight steel Faber 7 with 21/35 or18/45 in a MUCH better choice

    I dived Steel 10s with Trimix bailout and Ali 80s for Nitrox and very deep bailout. But I dived tanks left and right. All tanks on one side it really has to be all ali 80s.

    Ali80s buoyancy traits offer some advantages (and disadvantages) but Ali 7s just arnt significantly advantageous enough to make up for the cost and size.

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    There's two ways to think about the bailout

    Match your dive to the available gas

    Match the gas volume to the planned dive.


    Then there's two ways to plan the dive.

    1: Plan the dive on some ridiculous outrageously high bailout SAC which will quickly make it impossible to do any dive of any decent deco duration below 40m

    2: Plan a reasonable/logical SAC for an initial bailout and accept if you do end up breathing like a sexually aroused hippo, you just have to go up and take your chances.

    Cave diving is a different thing altogether


 
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