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Gear For Sale / Re: Pathos 82 & Pathos Roller 75
« Last post by makemwearit on Yesterday at 09:41:18 AM »
Guessing he's getting a 100 or 110 roller...
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Gear For Sale / Re: Pathos 82 & Pathos Roller 75
« Last post by cam3087 on February 15, 2019, 08:30:34 PM »
100 or 110.

The roller 75 doesn’t shoot like a 100cm?


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Gear For Sale / Re: Pathos 82 & Pathos Roller 75
« Last post by Salifornia on February 15, 2019, 05:28:05 PM »
100 or 110.
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Gear For Sale / Re: FS: Mares Razor Long Fins $50 size 12-13
« Last post by Creatura on February 15, 2019, 01:04:31 PM »
Shot ya a text.
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Gear For Sale / Ocean kayak tridents for sale
« Last post by annieareyouok on February 15, 2019, 06:37:50 AM »
I want to sell one or two tridents. I'm asking $700 each obo

The options are a 2016 orange camo t13,  a 2017 orange camo t11, or a 2017 lemongrass t13.

Please message me if interested. Kayak only- no paddle or accessories included. Stored outside.

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Gear For Sale / SOLD -Floating Standard Horizon HX851 Handheld VHF Radio with GPS $95
« Last post by willidru on February 14, 2019, 10:53:46 AM »
Floating Standard Horizon HX851 Handheld VHF Radio with GPS. Used 2 times. Located in Walnut Creek, but work on Peninsula or San Jose

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Gear For Sale / FS: Mares Razor Long Fins $50 size 12-13
« Last post by willidru on February 14, 2019, 10:50:45 AM »
Mares Razor Long Fins $50 size 47-48, 12-13

Located in Walnut Creek, but work on Peninsula or San Jose

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Freediving Discussion / Re: Freediving Safety Course
« Last post by brysny on February 11, 2019, 07:52:00 PM »
Really good info!  If only about 10% of blackouts are at depth, then it seems like making things any more complicated with more gear doesn't make that much sense.  Its inherently a risky sport and everyone certainly has to make their own choices of where to set their risk tolerance.  That said, all this good info is sort of 'free' risk reduction in that you don't have to give up much to be a significantly safer diver.

In terms of staying home on the murky days, some times I just need a break from life and have to get out and get wet.  There's been days where I left the gear clipped to the float and just dropped down thru the murk and hung out on the bottom to watch all the amazing little critters going about life in the ocean.
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Freediving Discussion / Re: Freediving Safety Course
« Last post by bythog on February 11, 2019, 04:22:06 PM »
When I took my course one of the recommendations for diving in murky water was planning and sticking to that plan.

For example, both divers on the surface agree on a heading and time under water. Diver 1 says, "I'm heading in this direction for this many seconds, then surface." Diver 2 agrees, and MEETS the first diver in that location. Both divers have to stick to this; if the diver underwater sees another fish swim off into the distance, he does NOT follow. He must stick to the surface plan.

This by no means ensures safety but does help reduce complications from a surface blackout. It also requires constant communication at the surface.
Although a great plan, it seems to rigid to me. Last thing I want is a restriction on dive time I have to worry about. Rob brings up a very good point about the 10% of BO happen under water. Also the only true safe way to dive is with a recovery vest as mentioned by him. A lot of guys use them down south even in the kelp. I believe Big Jim has one or used one for a bit, if anyone is curious about it.

90% of blackouts happen at the surface, yes, which is why it's great to be within arm's reach if at all possible. Someone who blacks out on the surface and goes face-first into the water is in trouble. It is true that it is rigid, but it's for terrible dive conditions with low visibility. I do agree that other methods can be employed, especially if in addition to this, which is why I dive with a float line, hi-vis weights, and avoid the water during terrible conditions. A fish isn't worth my life if planning can prevent it.
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