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Stage/Bailout Tin Rigging

Discussion in 'Technical Diving' started by Doomanic, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. Doomanic

    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    It has become apparent that my bailout tin is a bit wayward. I've heard tales of BM and CCR divers using SM-style rigging. Can one of our resident sidemount weenies :p explain how the bungy system works please?
     
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    Whaaaaaaat! Bahahahahahahah that cheered me right up!

    I think the answer is some bungee round the neck of the cylinder to pull it in tighter, the boltsnap gets unclipped.

    @Sidemount_Stu you're up!
     
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    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    Hey, I'm not above stealing an idea if it's useful.
     
  4. hawk

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    There's actually quite a few variables (e.g. where you position the boltsnaps etc.) but Zubar is right, bungy is the way forward IMO.

    The bungy is used to pull the cylinder neck towards the shoulder Dring - interestingly I leave my boltsnap on but I have heard of other just relying on the bungy.
     
  5. Wibble

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    How does the bungee attach to the D-ring and cylinder neck?
     
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    Lots of different methods depending on set up but basically you are creating a loop (mine is attached to a plate on my SM rig) and loops over the valve to pull the neck up under your armpit / towards the shoulder
     
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    As in you have a loop on your harness and hook that around the valve knob?

    (Not being difficult - just trying to visualise it)
     
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    Lol just seen this, sorry not been in much lately....

    Hawk seems to have pretty much covered it, bungee loop will do exactly what you want, how you connect it will depend on your cylinder valve and kit setup.

    To be honest I'd want to see it in the water and have a chat about exactly how you want it to sit before offering any more specific advice, small changes can make big differences. Happy to have a look on a Stoney dip sometime soon if you haven't already figured it.
     

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