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    Masochistic much?!

    Enjoying the studying and looking forward to learning more. There is a lot of talk about death and maybe that's a good thing! This is no place for a cowboy attitude.
    I am looking forward to the new way of thinking.
    I'll be diving the XCCR - any insights into XCCR would be great to hear.

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    Re: Masochistic much?!

    It's a great RB and I like it a lot. So far it's the best RB that I own.
    What I don't like is that it has a huge internal air space, meaning that when I ascend from 10M to the surface I have to breath out through my nose for around a minute to dump all the gas in the tube. I'm guessing that there is around 12L of gas in the tube, in addition to whatever is in the counterlungs, and after diving OC for over 25 years, I breath less than 12 LPM while working moderatly. So far I haven't found an easy solution for this problem.

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    Thanks! Good to know.
    Incidentally how many rebreathers do you own? They are not cheap toys!

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    SF2
    XCCR
    FLEX as a completely manual self-contained BOB.
    and my old IDA 76

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    Re: Masochistic much?!

    Hi Michael,
    Sorry to jump in a different thread but, since you own both SF2 and XCCR, could you share your opinion about these two models compared?

    Thanks,
    Eugenio

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    Re: Masochistic much?!

    Quote Originally Posted by EML  View Original Post
    Hi Michael,
    Sorry to jump in a different thread but, since you own both SF2 and XCCR, could you share your opinion about these two models compared?

    Thanks,
    Eugenio
    I'm still gaining experience with my XCCR, but love almost everything about it. As soon as I gain the same level of confidence diving it as I have with my SF2, I'll end up selling the SF2 since I feel that it is just a modification of the DC-55/RB2000/RB80 system that has an unacceptable WOB in all positions where your butt is not 6" (15cm) below your shoulders. Other RBs breath better.

    Michael

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    Re: Masochistic much?!

    Thanks Micheal. Appreciate the insight.
    XCCR seems to be a combined best parts of all the others out there so far, so here's hoping. The point about 10m - surface to clear the loop sounds challenging. I dont breathe very large volumes and am pretty small so may need to think about that when I am mroe familiar with the unit.
    From a total novice pov, wouldn't having smaller counterlungs and hoses be a possible measure to reduce the overall volume?

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