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Stage Cylinder | Improved Top Clip Rigging – 13 min
This is 1st of 2 new videos, we go into huge detail to show you exactly how you can get all your stage / deco cylinders perfectly inline and trimmed to your body, this video focuses on the top attachment point and the second video focuses on the lower. We have even made the donning and doffing procedures even easier too.
Stages | Maximise Trim And Streamlining – 18 min
This is 2nd of 2 new videos, we go into huge detail to show you exactly how you can get all your stage / deco cylinders perfectly inline and trimmed to your body, this video focuses on the lower attachment point and the first video focuses on the upper. We have even made the donning and doffing procedures even easier too.
Where To Put Your Stages | Plus Importance of DPV – 8 min
We discuss in detail why we put are stage and deco cylinders below are main sidemount cylinders, including all the pros and cons of doing it differently. Along with how and why a DPV can be a game changing tool for technical divers to use and how are entire configuration and skills all work together to make technical diving incredibly safe.
Understanding The Stage Cylinder Balance Point – 16 min
This video should finally address all issues you have with getting your stages to correctly line up and work well with your sidemount cylinders. We show you how we found the balance points and the testing we did using stage only and no sidemount cylinder.
Using Deco Tables v Dive Computers Only – 14 min
We discuss how dive computers and deco tables fit into technical training courses and how both work with your required dive planning. We cover the pros and cons of each method and explain our preferred system.
Stage and Decompression Cylinder Differences – 7.5 min
Underwater demonstration showing single stage cylinder in use
Dive Planning for Technical Divers – 8.5 min
I discuss in detail what planning technical divers need to make prior to each tec dive
Sharing a Regulator | Buddy Breathing – 4 min
I show you how to effectively share a single air source and positioning yourselves for emergency ascent
Using a Twinset
Backplate Modifications for your Twinset – 5.5 min
I cover adding a loop bungee and waist attachment points for stages and accessory pouch
Using Stage | Deco Cylinders with Twinset – 6 min
Learn to efficiently add x2 stage or deco cylinders, plus keep them streamlined & in trim throughout the dive
Using 4 Stage | Deco Cylinders with Twinset – 5.5 min
Learn to efficiently add x4 stage or deco cylinders, plus keep them streamlined & in trim throughout the dive
Making the Top Stage Bungee Boltsnap – 6 min
Step by step setup of top boltsnap, I show 2 methods each stage will require you to make one
Making the Bottom Stage Bungee Boltsnap – 3 min
Step by step setup of bottom boltsnap which is used on all my stage rigging kits, you need one per cylinder
Setting up a Single Stage or Deco Cylinder – 11 min
Complete workshop covering; cylinder hardware, regulator setup and use for a single stage cylinder
Setting up your Second Stage or Deco Cylinder – 10 min
Complete workshop covering setup and use of an additional second stage or decompression cylinder
Securing Deco Regulator without Holder – 5 min
2nd option for securing your stage or deco 2nd stage, with boltsnap instead of bungee loop
Stage Regulator without 90 Degree Elbow – 2 min
I explain why 90 degree elbow is preferred and how to best setup your regulators without one
Standard Stage Rigging Kit vs Custom Stage Kit – 2 min
I review all the pros and cons between the standard stage rigging kit and my custom built rigging kit
Donning Stages on the Wrong Sides – 9 min
I explain my fail safe design, which makes it near impossible to switch to a regulator with the wrong mix
UW tests on Standard v Custom Stage Kit – 6.5 min
Underwater demonstrations comparing my custom stage kit to a standard stage kit
Donning and Doffing a Single Stage – 14.5 min
Step by step procedure covering donning and doffing a single stage, both surface and underwater
Sliding D-Ring and Stage Trim Problems – 3.5 min
I review potential problems with some sliding d-rings & how you can avoid this when using stage cylinders
Gas Switching to a Stage or Deco Cylinder – 11.5 min
With correctly setup stage cylinders, I review step by step my fail safe gas switching procedure
Donning a 2nd Stage or Deco Cylinder – 5 min
Step by step detailed procedure for surface donning your 2nd stage or deco cylinder
Underwater Donning & Doffing 4th Cylinder – 5 min
Step by step procedure covering donning and doffing 2nd stage cylinder underwater
Safe Switching Your Deco Cylinders – 10.5 min
I explain how with my procedure, it makes it near impossible to switch to a deco cylinder with the wrong gas
5 and 6 Cylinders
Donn and Doff a 5th Cylinder (3rd Stage) – 11 min
Step by step procedure covering donning & doffing a 5th sidemount cylinder underwater
Diving with 5 Cylinders in Sidemount – 9 min
Covers general use of 5 cylinders, plus many tips; like how you keep cylinders in trim throughout your dive
5 Cylinders to No Mount Demonstration – 5 min
Video to prove just how effective 5 cylinders can be using sidemount equipment configuration