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    No BCD?

    Any thoughts on this: https://diveavelo.com/

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    Came up on instagram earlier! I would give it a go depending on what mode it considered safe to fail to. Got my drysuit as a backup and anything to reduce drag and profile, wing is always the widest bit unless you have a Sentinel (I actually love the sentinel)

    To keep it simple it would have to sink me if it broke, without that it's simply DCS on a timer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefly View Post
    Any thoughts on this: https://diveavelo.com/
    How do they borrow weight from the water?
    JJ wanker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulo View Post
    How do they borrow weight from the water?
    I assume it’s a rigid tank with a pressurised bladder inside. They pump water in and out of the space between the bladder and the tank. Constant volume, variable weight.

    Solving a problem that doesn’t exist. Weight yourself properly and learn how to dive (ie manage your buoyancy)

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    Wasn't there some Automatic BC a few years ago, SUBA I think, that was going to revolutionise BC?

    Or was that yet another kickstarter/indiegogo solution looking for a problem?
    Proud to be a boring health and softy crap following sissie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Clark View Post

    Solving a problem that doesn’t exist. Weight yourself properly and learn how to dive (ie manage your buoyancy)
    Yes I agree.

    Plus I'm thinking of the extra risk with flooding of the electrical components, as with cameras it's not if but when.

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    One other sales bit was that it gives you more air than a traditional scuba tank, be interesting to know how they have changed the laws of physics!

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    Is this a Facebook Kickstarter ad? What a pile of badly thought out shit.

    It looks like the same business road map as the "Type R rebreather". Take something really simple, make it really complicated and pretend you are "innovative", get dive centres to buy into it, a few mugs will spend a fortune on it before the company goes bust and you're left with an expensive ornament that eventually gets ebayed for peanuts.

    Wasn't Scotland's very own ginger Elon Musk involved in some automatic BCD thing a few years ago as well?
    Last edited by notdeadyet; 25-11-2021 at 10:01 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N Bailey View Post
    One other sales bit was that it gives you more air than a traditional scuba tank, be interesting to know how they have changed the laws of physics!
    I am guessing their spin is that by putting less gas into a BCD that what you have goes further
    JJ wanker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulo View Post
    I am guessing their spin is that by putting less gas into a BCD that what you have goes further
    But...

    Quote Originally Posted by Avelo
    Increased air capacity (up to 30% more gas capacity)
    30%...!

    Edit - I read further, the increased capacity through their revolutionary new system also involves moving to a 300bar tank from a 206 bar one...
    Last edited by Spindrift; 25-11-2021 at 10:57 AM.


 
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