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    KISS GEM Side Kick - Sidemount Rebreather Video




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    Re: KISS GEM Side Kick - Sidemount Rebreather Video

    Looks like it could easily be configured as a CCR primary/bailout rebreather as well. Is there anywhere to introduce oxygen into the loop? Is the ADV the same stem that is used in the classic?

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    Re: KISS GEM Side Kick - Sidemount Rebreather Video

    Quote Originally Posted by cameron  View Original Post
    Looks like it could easily be configured as a CCR primary/bailout rebreather as well. Is there anywhere to introduce oxygen into the loop? Is the ADV the same stem that is used in the classic?

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    I did not put an 02 port in.

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    Re: KISS GEM Side Kick - Sidemount Rebreather Video

    Quote Originally Posted by cameron  View Original Post
    Looks like it could easily be configured as a CCR primary/bailout rebreather as well. Is there anywhere to introduce oxygen into the loop? Is the ADV the same stem that is used in the classic?

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    Re: KISS GEM Side Kick - Sidemount Rebreather Video

    Quote Originally Posted by cameron  View Original Post
    Looks like it could easily be configured as a CCR primary/bailout rebreather as well. Is there anywhere to introduce oxygen into the loop? Is the ADV the same stem that is used in the classic?

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    I'm sure if Jetsam don't someone will mod it with O2 add within minutes of opening the crate So Very easy to add surely.

    Its a beautiful design IMO, first sidemount I've seen thats not a meter or more long for a start!

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    Re: KISS GEM Side Kick - Sidemount Rebreather Video

    Looks like there is plenty of room on the top to drill and tap for an O2 fitting.

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    Re: KISS GEM Side Kick - Sidemount Rebreather Video

    Thanks for the great video. Since I never got the chance to play with it in person at Dutch, this was the next best thing. And a few things surprised me, like 3 cells vs. the one cell on the standard GEM (oh well, maybe I bought the wrong Fischer cable). I still think it would be an improvement to engineer a new mouthpiece with true sidemount design, having both hoses come off in the same direction. But I would have to see how much jaw fatigue there was after a while in real diving to tell if that's so important.

    Nice job Mike. And good job on the presentation Dave and Curt.
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    Re: KISS GEM Side Kick - Sidemount Rebreather Video

    Quote Originally Posted by kwinter  View Original Post
    Thanks for the great video. Since I never got the chance to play with it in person at Dutch, this was the next best thing. And a few things surprised me, like 3 cells vs. the one cell on the standard GEM (oh well, maybe I bought the wrong Fischer cable). I still think it would be an improvement to engineer a new mouthpiece with true sidemount design, having both hoses come off in the same direction. But I would have to see how much jaw fatigue there was after a while in real diving to tell if that's so important.

    Nice job Mike. And good job on the presentation Dave and Curt.
    I built several versions with both hoses together. This is fine if you always keep it strapped to your side. (Your LEFT side) If you have to take it off and manuver it the 2 hoses together are a pain in the @$$.

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    Re: KISS GEM Side Kick - Sidemount Rebreather Video

    And Now........
    the KISS GEM pSCR "Sidekick" in real world;
    nice video from Jackson Blue, Mariana
    ....looks Great to Me:)


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    Re: KISS GEM Side Kick - Sidemount Rebreather Video

    Noticed a number of spots along there you were throwing constant streams of bubbles.

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