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    rEVO course done

    I did my rEVO crossover course this week with Dave ******. I have dived a KISS Classic (#115) since 2004 mostly in coastal caves here in Florida for research (I'm a biologist). The crossover course was great fun and Dave is a fantastic instructor. The biggest adjustment for me was that controlling loop volume is a little bit harder on the rEVO than the KISS but I figured it out fairly quickly. It took a few dives to be able to get used to the more sensitive ADV compared to the KISS. I like that it is easier to fire than the KISS ADV, especially when dropping down to depth quickly. It also took a few dives to tune into the solenoid firing as I had never dived a rebreather with a solenoid. I was impressed with the work of breath even standing on my head or swimming face up - almost impossible to do on a KISS. My rEVO is a full size hybrid with RMS, a P dream and Shearwater controller. As I've gotten older and my shoulders have become less flexible it had become extremely difficult (and painful) to reach the KISS tank valve handles while diving, but the rEVO tank valve handles are right where my hands fall naturally to my side - a critical improvement for me.The rig balanced very well. I had always used a Hogarthian one piece harness/back plate on the KISS, and thus greatly appreciated the comfort of the stock rEVO harness. I hadn't ever realized how uncomfortable the old harness was. We did the course at Hudson Grotto near Tampa Florida. The Scuba West shop in Hudson was very cooperative and let us use their pool. Dave ****** was full of great information about everything connected to diving, jet aircraft, car racing, and especially rebreathers.

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    Re: rEVO course done

    Well done and Congratulations!
    Like you I have migrated from the Classic Kiss (#039) to the rEvo.
    Still dive the Kiss ocassionally.
    Welcome to the rEvo Club!

    Cheers!

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    Re: rEVO course done

    Hi Jim,

    Great news about the revo course.

    I know not everyone's feels the same and I don't really care but, I miss Dave ****** on the board.

    Best regards,
    Chett. L

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    Re: rEVO course done

    Congrats!
    I did not know revo had a bov yet?

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    Re: rEVO course done

    I had the Shrimp ready to install right after the course was officially over. After eight years diving with a BOV on the KISS, it is ingrained in my dive habits. I transferred the rEVO mouthpiece/gag strap over to the Shrimp and it works fine. I think I like the strap but I'll see how it goes with more dives. My granddaughter gave me a cold for Christmas, so it will be a few days before I'll get a chance to do some more diving on the rEVO. My KISS looks sad sitting on the lab bench in its temporary retirement, but after all, this is Florida.

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    Re: rEVO course done

    Congrats Jim, you'll love that Revo.

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    Re: rEVO course done

    Congrats Jim!

    Nice sign behind you. I just found about 10 of these during our move if anyone is interested.

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    Re: rEVO course done

    Quote Originally Posted by scubagrunt  View Original Post
    Congrats!
    I did not know revo had a bov yet?
    Lol... Mel your just behind the times... Honestly I think there are more revos with Shrimps on them than without....

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    Quote Originally Posted by diverklondike  View Original Post
    Lol... Mel your just behind the times... Honestly I think there are more revos with Shrimps on them than without....
    Funny, my hammerhead came with a shrimp, hehe


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    Re: rEVO course done

    A friend of mine had a first generation shrimp start leaking on him on a big cave dive and had to bail. For ease of access you complicate things, not always for the better.

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