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    Faber LP 80s as a set of bailout tanks

    A friend of mine called to ask my advice and I had none to offer. He is putting together another set of deep bailout tanks and can get a real good deal on a set of Faber LP 80 bailout tanks. He asked me because he has seen my lp 85s (Which are .25 inches skinnier and 2 inches taller)

    I told him that I have no clue how they would sit or if they are a good tank for his use.


    Anyone have feedback that I can convey to him?

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    Re: Faber LP 80s as a set of bailout tanks

    faber 2400psi 80s are about 2lbs heavier in the butt/bottom than 2400psi faber 85s
    -1.7 vs neutral empty


    With trimix I suspect they will be quite nice sidemounted. If slung more like a stage they might be a bit head heavy depending on his counterlung positioning.

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    Re: Faber LP 80s as a set of bailout tanks

    Quote Originally Posted by rjack  View Original Post
    faber 2400psi 80s are about 2lbs heavier in the butt/bottom than 2400psi faber 85s
    -1.7 vs neutral empty


    With trimix I suspect they will be quite nice sidemounted. If slung more like a stage they might be a bit head heavy depending on his counterlung positioning.
    Never tried them as bailout but I have tried sidemounting them a couple of times. If he had the option, 85s are a lot more comfortable for me. The 80s are a bit fatter and shorter and just feel awkward. That may just be me not wanting to spend any time to get comfortable with them though.

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    Re: Faber LP 80s as a set of bailout tanks

    To each his own and definitely not a huge deal, but I'm a fan of standardization across a team as much as possible. The standard that he is likely to be handed (if needed) and donate (if needed), borrow/rent (if traveling) are AL-80s. As cheap as AL-80s are, is the minor savings of this "good deal" really worth his having his own unique weighting and trim adjustments to a fairly rare bailout tank?

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    Re: Faber LP 80s as a set of bailout tanks

    I am also a big fan of AL-80s for the same reasons. When you say "deep" bailout that implies to be that there will be a high HE content. For me that is either 15/75 or 10/75 making the tanks very well balanced when slung side mount.

    Quote Originally Posted by techintime  View Original Post
    To each his own and definitely not a huge deal, but I'm a fan of standardization across a team as much as possible. The standard that he is likely to be handed (if needed) and donate (if needed), borrow/rent (if traveling) are AL-80s. As cheap as AL-80s are, is the minor savings of this "good deal" really worth his having his own unique weighting and trim adjustments to a fairly rare bailout tank?

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