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    Question weight ?

    hi
    currently i dive twin 12's on a cd tdb wing & plate + 6 kilos of lead .now the i'm wondering if when i go to an evo or inspo will i need more lead once i am used to the thing .i realise that to start with i will possible need more anyway due to stress nerves etc also has anybody dived with both & is there any weighting difference between them ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by colinicky
    is there any weighting difference between them ?
    Haven't tried them but there should be.
    Most of the loop, and hence positive bouyancy, is the same: Hoses, ADV, breathing bags. The main difference is the scrubber, and that not by all that much.
    Yet the Evo weights quite a bit less than the Inspo due to smaller tanks, case and cannister.

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    I dive a wetsuit but I think that the difference is what should interest you! With twin 12's and CD wing and BP, I use 4kg lead. Now with the YBOD I have 8kgs on waist and 3kgs on YBOD. SO I had to increase weight by 7kgs. But I think I can drop 1 kg.

    Hope this helps

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    Damn I dropped 5Kg going from Twin 12s to the Meg...

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    Quote Originally Posted by schford
    Damn I dropped 5Kg going from Twin 12s to the Meg...

    Stuart

    how heavy is a meg to start with ? what size cylinders do you use ?
    colin

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    3L Faber Steels - damn weight your abotu that 30th person to ask me I really got to weigh it! all i know is it lighter than my twin 12s and old back plate...

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    12kg in the unit including the back plate. This is down from the 15Kg I started with. I can get it down to 10 with no undersuit on.

    The Evo I dived with 10KG no problem at all in my 2.5m neo and with the undersuit so there is about a 2kg of lead saving with the Evo.

    It swims far better than the Inspo and its a hell of a lot lighter to walk about in. The scrubber on the Meg is actually bigger than the inspo and the counterlungs and loop are about the same so it must be the weight of the metal can that saves on lead. Air is Air so they should be about the same for floaty-ness in terms of the voids inside.

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    Nah looop on Meg wayyyy smaller....when we hook up Mark you compare loop hoses to iinspy!

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    You need to go for a classic KISS! Twin 12.2L, SS backplate, two ally stages with drysuit, needed about 4lbs of lead. ( Yes, Australia still uses imperial weights in diving... must be that no one thought to get metric molds!) With the classic bolted onto the SS backplate and the same stages, I thought I needed 6lbs on my waist and 4 on my shoulders; until I forgot to put all that weight on.

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    Clasic kiss, less weight for me!

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