NEMES1S wrote:4) The Apeks shoulder dump valves are shit.
Andy wrote:NEMES1S wrote:4) The Apeks shoulder dump valves are shit.
Harsh. At least the Apeks are user-serviceable, unlike some other brands - which cannot be dismantled to identify the problem.
My guess might be baggage handlers, I always take my DS as hand luggage!
Pete wrote:NEMES1S wrote:either way I have to seriously break trim to release air....
You could put the dump valve just under your weight-belt?
NEMES1S wrote:Sadly the Apeks shoulder dumps have a fairly crap reputation if you look on the net,I myself opted to go again for the Apeks unit as its nice and low profile,
Any more trouble and I will likely patch it up completely and go for a wrist dump like Paul T has...either way I have to seriously break trim to release air....
binklebonk wrote:Hey nem, I dump (air) by doing a move very similar to a bodybuilding pose... Put the palm of your left (or which ever side the dump is on) hand at the back of your head and move your elbow towards the top of your forehead... Works a treat if you want to stay horizontal.
The other benefit is that once you're back on land, all oiled and pumped up, the best position to show off your ripped triceps and deltoids is second nature. I'm a big fan of multipurpose solutions...
Andy wrote:They've all got bad reputations! Almost everywhere, you will find a bad opinion about anything! I don't like Si-Tech ones, but despite having broken one shoulder dump and one inflator of said brand, that's what I have on both my drysuits! Though I'd prefer to have Apeks.
I think all drysuit valves are just fragile devices, certainly in the ones I've damaged there has been a certain amount of user error.
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