I am 172 cm (5 ft 7 inch), weigh 66 kg (145 lbs) and waist is 32 inch. According to the TUSA website, I will fit into a small for height 5 ft 7 inch and weight between 120-155 lbs. The Tusa size chart is somewhat different from the scuba.com. I am between size S and M. What size should I take?
hello fellow diver, was wondering what is it about the atomicaquatics safe seconds (ss1) that it wont integrate with tusas air purge assist (apa) system? in particular, i was considering tusas x-wing as my next bcj and had already purchased the titanium ss1. i like both lines of equipment and appreciate each of them independently for their quality and integrity. if a solution were possible i sure would like to hear about it *€) otherwise, if no integration is possible with tusas x-wing which tusa bcj would you recommend to integrate the two systems? many thanks in advance. go deep, jason
It has to do with the function of the APA system and the connection. Tusa's APA system is a pneumatic dump that is assisted by the power inflator. It is button actuated and is connected via a cable to the dump valve. Only a TUSA APA power inflator will function with this set up.
BCJ-8000C - TUSA X-Wing BC
The BCJ-8000 X-Wing rear-inflation BC jacket is an ideal combination of technical and recreational. TUSA’s patented Independent Harness System and Ultimate Stabilizing Harness is mated with a newly designed 500D Cordura® nylon horseshoe bladder offering excellent lift, comfort and freedom of movement required by the most discerning divers.
The XJ X-Wing is further enhanced with a 3-D foam backpad, the newly designed A.W.L.S. II integrated weight-loading system, removable rear trim pockets and mesh accessory pocket and is standard with TUSA’s revolutionary Active Purge Assist inflate/deflate system.
> Fully featured rear inflation tech style BCJ
> Independent Harness System
> Ultimate Stabilizing Harness
> 3-Dimensional foam padded lumbar and backpad area
> A.W.L.S. II integrated weight-loading system
> Removable rear trim pockets
> Depth-compensating cummerbund
> Newly designed adjustable sternum strap with safety whistle
> 420D/840D nylon harness for superior strength and durability
> 500D Cordura® nylon horseshoe shaped bladder with bungee
> Removable roll out mesh accessory pocket
> Knife grommets for FK-10/11 (Use TC-752 knife mount)
> 2 stainless steel and 3 resin D-rings
> 4 dump valves (OPEV+3)
> Standard with Active Purge Assist (A.P.A.)
> Sizes: S, M, L, XL
> Lift Capacity: S,M: 29 lbf./13.3 kgf./L, XL: 40 lbf./18.4 kgf.
The 2nd generation A.W.L.S. continues to enhance TUSA weight integrated BC jackets by incorporating a newly designed ergonomic handle grip and quick-lock feature. Release the weight cartridges with ease by simply turning the handle grip vertically 90° in either direction.
Independent Harness System (I.H.S.)
The Independent Harness System isolates the BC jacket's harness from the air cell, tightly supporting the tank even with changes in air cell inflation/deflation. The I.H.S. prevents tank slippage and eliminates any gaps between the tank and your back.
Ultimate Stabilizing Harness (U.S.H.)
TUSA's Ultimate Stabilizing Harness completely eliminates tank roll and delivers an amazing fit. The U.S.H. securely holds the air cylinder in place with optimally placed rails and brings the tank closer to the body increasing tank control while reducing weight.
Service and Repair (BCJ)
Q: Can I get replacement AWLS pockets for my BCJ?
Yes, replacement Velcro and mechanical AWLS integrated weight pockets are available, please contact your TUSA authorized retailer.
Q: My BCJ bladder is leaking air or has been punctured, can it be patched?
Your BCJ will have to be evaluated to determine if the size and location of the puncture can be repaired. Please contact your local authorized TUSA retailer.
Q: What is the proper care and maintenance of my BC?
Rinse the outside and inside of the BCJ with warm fresh water thoroughly to stop the formation of salt crystals on vital components. This should be done as soon as possible post-dive and prior to allowing your BCJ to dry. Once rinsed, line dry completely and store partially inflated in a cool dry place away from heat, electric motors and other sources of ozone. To maintain the BCJ, annual service/inspection by an Authorized TUSA retailer is required. This is also a prerequisite to retain the warranty.