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Poney cylinder weight

Discussion in 'Dive Equipment' started by Alan Davies, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. Alan Davies

    Alan Davies Active Member

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    hello im here again can anyone give me a estimate of the weight of a 3ltr poney cylinder plus first and second stage and quick release bracket as I have no access to scales
    Thanks
     
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  3. Alex Denny

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    Do you want their displacement weight, or their weight?

    If I’m trying to balance trim, with a 3l pony on my right, I find I need roughly 4kg on my left to be properly balanced.

    Of course, it depends how you step it or mount it and how big the pony is, but that has been my experience.
     
  4. John F

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    I have just checked mine on the bathroom scales, it comes in at 8.3kg with reg.
    I find when I use it I have to take off 3kg from the side I mount it.
    John.
     
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    Blimey - I don't adjust my weight when using my pony at all - I could probably drop a kilo, tops.

    M
     
  6. Alan Davies

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    That’s useful info I want to mount mine on the right hand side I have 5kg either side on front intergreated pouches and 1kg either side at the back in pouches either side of my cylinder so would u guys take the back ones out and 2 kg from the left front
    Thanks
     
  7. Alan Davies

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    Sorry it’s a 3ltr poney with quick release bracket also straps for mounting and using a
    Suunto equilite 1100w bcd
     
  8. Wibble

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    Is it steel or ali?
     
  9. Tel

    Tel Super Moderator
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    TBH most advice will be pretty useless, you need to have a play.

    If you can hide behind lamposts a pony can throw you off even if it's as little as 1kg out.
    Be the guy that eats all the pies and a few kilos makes not a lot of difference as a % of body mass.

    Bottom line is to take a load of weights to a puddle and have a good play changing stuff around
    until it suits YOU :)
     
  10. Alex Denny

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    I agree with that. But as a starting point, based on the weight distribution you describe, try taking 3 or 4kg off the side you mount it and adjust from there...
     
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    To start with i'd offset 4kg, then have a couple of 1kgs to play with
     

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