Apr 10, 2011
Here are our live quick posts from the show floor of the Dive News Network’s, 2011 North West Dive and Travel Expo. You can also follow our live TWITTER posts on http://www.twitter.com/scubagadget or http://www.facebook.com/scubagadget .
Besides getting to see new equipment, talk directly to reps and manufactures, and attend informative seminars, the NWD Expo is like a great party where you get to catch...
Nov 21, 2010
At this years DEMA show, besides being aware that the participants and vendors seemed more upbeat and excited about their branch of the scuba business this year, we noticed the follow trends:
While many vendors had something new and often interesting to show us, the new products booth did not have as many products that made us want to run right to that booth for a look. There also seemed to be more...
Oct 23, 2010
More Chinese Quality Fade
Yet another case involving corrosion of the Chinese made springs that hold air in a BCD has just been discovered. Chris Richardson of Edge Dive Gear, which sells products under the brands EDGE and HOG (Highly Optimized Gear) is another in the continuing line of dive manufacturers that has been burned by Chinese quality fade*. Chris is “pissed” and and points out that he has...
Jul 26, 2010
At a recent dive club event, presenter Laura James introduced the new Halcyon Infinity BC with the “revolutionary cinch system” (harness). Not in the market for a new dive BC, I put on my game face and tried it on. I was impressed with the comfort of the cinch system harness. The “revolution” is that Halcyon has developed a way to have a single strap system that is still easy on, easy off. I was...
Apr 6, 2010
We just added a the paragraph below to our article, “The OPV Recall: Illustrates why you should check all you gear today. (click for full article)” The article talks about the Toyota like response of Dive Rite to the problem of corroding springs in the over pressure valves of their wings.
(INSERTED PARAGRAPH) When we asked, “how did it happen,” both companies communicated a vague suspicion that...