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Why Euros over Fabers?

Discussion in 'DIR Diving' started by Zubar, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. Wibble

    Wibble Fish don't talk
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    Did you label them with a Best Before End date?

    Just humped mine into the boot, analysed the gas and assembled everything. Aiming to be there before the Santas turn up... I'll be wearing my old suit for (hopefully) the last time, and for the first time in its life, it'll be the right colour: red!
     
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  2. Zubar

    Zubar Active Member
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    Sod off!

    Bloody ages :(
     
  3. Zubar

    Zubar Active Member
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    So ultimately does it matter weather round or flat bottoms?
    Which is better or is it just a choice?
     
  4. Zubar

    Zubar Active Member
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    So...
    Red suit. Check
    Belly like a bowl full of jelly. Check
    Need the beard dude, get it growing (but shave it off asap after for fear of being mistaken for a hipster)
     
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  5. Doomanic

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    Harsh! :eek:

    :D
     
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  6. Wibble

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    Today there were three gooists and me (sitting in a tree...). All four of us had flat bottom Euros.

    I selected flat bottom Euros specifically because they.... wait for it.... stand up without falling over. I'm sure that to some people this doesn't matter. For me it's vital. That's why they're standing up in the garage now.
     
  7. Doomanic

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    I went for flat bottomed euros because the are slightly more tail heavy that round bottom tins. The fact they were 50 quid cheaper was a happy coincidence.
     
  8. Colliwobbles

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    Mine are pert round bottoms, just like I like them....
     
  9. Wibble

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    And also (Euros v Fabers):
    • They're taller. Not that I had the experience when I bought them, but now I know that when I am strapped in and sit down, the tins touch down so take the weight off my back.
    • I think they're a bit thinner, so more streamlined and with wider weight distribution
    • They're painted white. Goes much better with black than yellow fabers (with black & white necks)
     
  10. Doomanic

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    It's the closest you ever get... ;)
     
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    So many inappropriate comments I could make....but sadly at my age you're right.....
     
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  12. rivers

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    My preference is for fabers over euros. But I'm vertically challenged, so the fabers are just more comfortable for me.
     
  13. Wibble

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    Welcome to the forum:)
     
  14. Zubar

    Zubar Active Member
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    I'm sticking with my Fabers for now. I'm too short and feeble to be bothered with euros.

    Thanks for all the info.
     
  15. hawk

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    Not sure how accurate the weights stamped onto the cylinders are but the difference between my round bottom Euros (stamped 13.8kg) and the Fabers used by SM Stu (and others) stamped 13.5kg is negligible IMO.

    I'm hoping to be able to dive both back to back on the 10th Jan,

    OTOH, the flat bottomed Euros that SM Stu had were over 15 each IIRC and I'm sure the Fabers I owned weighed less than 13.5kg?
     
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  16. Doomanic

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    My FB Euros are 14.7kg each IIRC.
     
  17. becky9

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    Mine are 14.6 & 15.1 x
     
  18. Gareth Burrows

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    Most Euros are significantly heavier. Mine are just under 15kg each. You obviously had a Friday afternoon batch :)
     
  19. hawk

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    Yep - I'm genuinely surprised about the variations being so significant. My experience was that Fabers and Euros weighed roughly the same and I'm surprised that there are such large tolerances with Euros (1.5kg is over 10%)
     
  20. Gareth Burrows

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    TBH I am surprised about it too. Presumably the manufacturing process is automated, so it must be down to different batches of steel having different iron contents or something.
     

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