Questions and Answers for Atomic Z2X Extreme Diving Regulator with Sealed 1st Stage:
What is the weight of the Atomic Z2 Extreme? What is the difference between it and the Z2? Or The B2? Thanks!
Bill (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Weight is about 2.3lbs for the Z2 and extreme. The extreme is a sealed 1st stage which is better for diving in ice conditions. The B2 has a swivel on the 1st stage and a titanium second stage.
Atomic Aquatics Z2x Regulator Why Zirconium? The “Z” designation is represented by the use of Zirconium as plating material for the precision machined Brass valve body. Atomic developed a Zirconium over Chrome over Brass plating process to deliver corrosion-resistance 3-4 times that of conventional chrome plating. The Z Series second stage lever, orifice and spring are Titanium.
Atomic Performance Plus Economy Designing affordability doesn’t mean using shortcuts The Z Series is our most compact and economical regulator system. But its rare combination of performance, ergonomics and materials is unmatched by competitors at any price. The Z Series gives divers the assurance of the same Limited Lifetime Warranty as all Atomic regulators. First Stage:
First stage materials are chrome plated Brass and 316 Stainless Steel Atomic Jet Seat high-flow piston first stage Optional factory-sealed first stage to prevent outside contamination such as silt and sand Nitrox ready for mixtures up to 40% First stage ports available in 2 HP fixed / 7 LP on fixed cap
Second Stage: Second stage components are made of precision machined Brass with Zirconium plating and Titanium Z2x has a Brass Atomic Comfort Swivel Patented Atomic Seat Saving Orifice (Titanium) Patented Atomic Automatic Flow Control (AFC) Rapid adjustment knob for manual second stage de-tuning in special situations A new high-flow second stage case that significantly lowers breathing effort at any depth from shallow water to beyond the limits Dual material second stage cover enables entire front to be used for purge Dual silicone comfort fit mouthpiece with tear-resistant bite tabs 2 year/300 dive service interval Limited Lifetime Warranty – not contingent on proof of service
Here are some important answers to frequent questions regarding Atomic regulators...
What is Natural Breathing?
Atomic Aquatics has achieved what no other manufacturer has in a high-performance regulator – Natural Breathing. All Atomic regulators breathe with a natural and controlled air delivery sensation at any depth or breathing rate. Inhalation on the surface will feel the same as it does during your deepest dive. This is in part due to the AFC (Automatic Flow Control) employed in our second stages. This patented innovation is a simple device that adjusts the airflow automatically to compensate for the effects of depth. Atomic Aquatics regulators are the smoothest breathing regulators available...period.
What are the diving benefits of Titanium?
First, it is unbelievably lightweight which reduces stress during your dive and makes it a perfect travel regulator. Second, Titanium has no equal for corrosion resistance which means more safety, reliability and repeatable performance. And finally, its beautiful appearance stands apart from any other regulator.
Unparalleled light weight means less stress
In our mission to invigorate the diving experience, the first priority is on reducing stress – travel stress, gearing-up stress, jaw-clinch stress. The best way is to use the lightest material possible. But light weight must never compromise strength or durability. Titanium is the perfect solution. When you hold a Titanium Atomic regulator in your hand, you immediately realize the difference from other regulators. That means less stress for you from packing your gear bag, to donning, to even the final minutes of a long dive.