Twins.. HP or LP

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Twins.. HP or LP

Post by joel » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:29 pm

I have 2 steel lp 80s and two steel hp 100s. What would be your preference for twins and singles...?

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Re: Twins.. HP or LP

Post by BillZ » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:04 pm

Both?

If you're new to doubles and not tech diving I'd suggest the 80's. Keeping within your NDL's you'll have more gas than you'd ever need. Keep the 100's apart so you have a bit of extra gas for single tank dives.

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Post by ljjames » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:20 pm

Good advice.
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Re: Twins.. HP or LP

Post by Cetacea » Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:00 am

I really like the steel LP 85s. They fit nicely and trim out great. No need for any weight belt. When you you want to go deep and long you can overfill to around 3600 and have all the gas you need. I love ending a 200' deco dive with 2000 psi still on your back.

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Post by Penopolypants » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:37 am

Very good advice indeed, although twin 100's are dreamy when you're ready for them, or if the stubby nature of the 80's makes your trim funny.
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Re: Twins.. HP or LP

Post by GearHead » Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:23 am

I wish I didn't still need a weight belt with my twinsets, but at least it's a lighter belt.
I like the LP tanks (72s or 85s) for twins because they are easy to top off with a transfill whip. Also a little easier on the back than my Faber FX100s.


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Re: Twins.. HP or LP

Post by BillZ » Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:05 pm

Penopolypants wrote:Very good advice indeed, although twin 100's are dreamy when you're ready for them, or if the stubby nature of the 80's makes your trim funny.



I think the OP is talking about the LP 80's, not the stubby HPs. They are close in size to the 100's.

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Re: Twins.. HP or LP

Post by Penopolypants » Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:06 pm

Ah, my bad, I shouldn't post before coffee. :)
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