23-11-06

How not to lose your Halcyon reel (English)

Many people have mysteriously lost their Halcyon reel.
Most of the time it's the way the supplied double-ender is clipped to the handle.
There is indeed a good and a bad way to clip it; and unfortunately, the most obvious way is the wrong way.
The picture below shows the wrong way, clipped "from the inside out"

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The next series of pictures show how the clip gate can be accidently pushed open if the reel is twisted in the right way.

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Below is the correct way to clip a double-ender to a Halcyon reel... (from the outside in)
the other pictures show that there is now far less chance to accidently push open the clip gate.

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To close this, a small video that demonstrates the unclipping when clipped in the wrong way followed by the proper way to clip the reel.

12:26 Gepost door Davy in diving tips & tricks | Permalink | Commentaren (0) | Tags: reel |  Facebook |

21-11-06

Easy donning of dry gloves with a latex seal (English)

Everybody who ever tried those pesky dry gloves with a latex seal knows what a struggle it can be to put them on.
However, there is a little trick that makes this quite easy.
You should not try to fight your hand into the narrow seal opening, but instead you can point the seal into the glove so it’s facing the same direction as your dry suit’s wrist seals when you put your suit on.
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Now it’s very easy to just point your hand and slide it into the glove…
A little talcum powder on the seal helps this a lot, but it’s very nice to have your seals in good condition so they don’t “stick”. I don’t use talcum powder or anything at all.
Your hand should ideally just slide through.
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Once your hand is in the glove, you should pull the side of the seal/glove to pull the glove seal’s edge up onto the dry suit wrist seal.


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Make sure you check the entire circumference of your wrist to see if the glove seal is over the dry suit wrist seal, there should be no skin, liner or under glove showing or it will leak.
This part can be tricky at first, but just needs some practise.
Don’t worry that the seal is facing the “wrong” way; if you did it right it won’t leak a drop.

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Demonstration....

12:18 Gepost door Davy in diving tips & tricks | Permalink | Commentaren (0) | Tags: dry suit, dry gloves |  Facebook |