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#7001 - 05/20/02 10:25 AM Halcyon
bpadivers Offline
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Registered: 03/19/01
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Loc: Roswell, NM
I am buying a Halcyon rig with the 27 lb bladder tommorow. How is everyone liking it?

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#7002 - 05/20/02 04:28 PM Re: Halcyon
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Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Love it, the only BC you'll ever need.
Great for Recerational dive and tec diving.

Once you adjust the strap your ready to go.
it is very simple in design and streamlined.
and it has very little drag.
Just be sure to give yourself enough space in the strap so you can get out of it.
It doesn't has to be tight on the shoulders.

Are you getting the intergrated weight?

Also some people have mentioned that they have an issue with attaching the tank with the new intergrated STA, just make sure the tank is stright when you tighten the cam buckles.


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#7003 - 05/21/02 05:59 PM Re: Halcyon
Rebecca Offline
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Halcyon has a really nice integrated weight system. I cant imagine not diving with a Halcyon BC and not using their weight system

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#7004 - 05/21/02 08:02 PM Re: Halcyon
BadFish Offline
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Shes right, its really outstanding. Almost impossable to lose your weight, yet very easy to dump them.

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#7005 - 05/24/02 10:36 AM Re: Halcyon
bpadivers Offline
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I am trying it out Sunday at the local Liberty Ships reef, will let you know how I like it. Thanks for the comments.

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#7006 - 06/25/02 04:43 PM Re: Halcyon
Rebecca Offline
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hmmm he didnt let us know what he thought...

BPA what did ya think of it?


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#7007 - 06/29/02 12:07 AM Re: Halcyon
bpadivers Offline
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Well every dive I had attempted was cancelled due to high seas and weather.

Last Sunday however I got to try it out on a perfect day in 100' vis. I loved it. It took a little getting used to with the longer reg hose. You are right, I think I need to get the weight intergrated system as I tried a practice weight dump, and found it difficult to dump weights with the waist strap. I practiced taking it on and off in the water. Everything was adjusted perfectly after weeks of trying it on in anticipation. I am hooked. I will be purchasing one for my wife one day soon as well.

To top the day off, it was my wife's first real open water dive, and while I was helping her steady herself, a blacktip shark and his two buddies came for a visit. I pointed them out and you could see the terror and excitement in her eyes. What a first dive for her getting to see sharks!


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#7008 - 07/02/02 01:27 PM Re: Halcyon
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Registered: 03/27/01
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Loc: Oneida, NY
After some initial adjusting and 'fiddling' with my Halcyon rig, I got all the bugs worked out and it IS great! Go with Halcyon and get their backplate (BP), Wings, Harness, Bolt Snaps, and DIR 5 ft or 7 ft LP hoses and one 22" LP hose. GREAT rig! Modular, simple, reliable, will grow with you, streamlined and like zero drag in the water, secure, no bulk in front of you, etc.

Halcyon = Quality Tech gear, be it for cave, wreck or deep diving..


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#7009 - 07/05/02 04:16 PM Re: Halcyon
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Loc: Los Angeles, CA
I thought you sold your halcyon and went with the mares.......

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#7010 - 07/06/02 07:09 PM Re: Halcyon
scuba1066 Offline
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Loc: Oneida, NY
Hi,
No...I bought the Mares and tried it on, and didn't like all the bulk...so I called a Halcyon/ GUE/DIR dealer/instructor near me and got some help, made some adjustments, etc. and got it to work out - then returned the unused Mares to the dealer.

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#7011 - 10/09/02 01:25 PM Re: Halcyon
bottomrunner Offline
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Registered: 10/09/02
Posts: 60
Loc: kingston,ontario,canada
mine is an inner tube over a plastic back plate with harness with a universal tank mount, it works well and packs great

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#7012 - 10/29/02 09:15 AM Re: Halcyon
behr Offline
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Registered: 10/26/02
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I am about to buy a HALCYON rig. Have read alot about it but so far only saw it on catalog pictures. A few questions remain despite the generally positiv reports: Is the rig stable without a cheststrap? On pictures it looks as if the shoulderstraps are about to slide off. Is there any attachment for the LPI-hoses or are they dangling free over the left shoulder? Is the Pioneer wing single tank adaptor worth considering as an add-on for recreational diving? Why the differentiation between 5- and 7-foot hoses? The switch to a double tank set-up can certainly not require a 2-foot increase. Who can help?

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#7013 - 10/29/02 03:49 PM Re: Halcyon
BadFish Offline
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Loc: Los Angeles, CA
to answer your question

1)yes it is stable, you dont need a chest strap, the way the straps are configured holds it in place and no they dont slip off. But keep in mind when you put it together dont tight'n them to much. you want to beable to get out of it underwater. the belt is what really hold it on.

as far as the LP hoses, if you wear this rg in a DIR config, Which you should IMOP, then the SPG
is on a 24 in hose clip to your left belt (ABS) d ring. Computer wrist mounted, Octo bungied around your neck also on a 24 to 26 inch hose and your primary on a 5 to 7 foot hose.

The 5 to 7 foot hose is also a DIR config and is there so that you can pass off your primary reg to an OOA diver (OOA = Out Of Air) thus giving him and yourself room to work.

If you have anymore question on Halcyon setup or DIR ask away or feel free to email me
If i don't have the answer i know the divers that do. I dive with a rather large group of DIR divers in California.

Later

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