Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?

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Re: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?

Post by ArcticDiver » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:42 pm

Wonder what this does to the value of my DC Z-Flex Cordura suit that is sitting in a Rubbermaid container in my garage?
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Re: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?

Post by CaptnJack » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:47 pm

ArcticDiver wrote:Wonder what this does to the value of my DC Z-Flex Cordura suit that is sitting in a Rubbermaid container in my garage?


'Tis a rare and priceless heirloom now!
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Re: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?

Post by ArcticDiver » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:32 pm

CaptnJack wrote:
ArcticDiver wrote:Wonder what this does to the value of my DC Z-Flex Cordura suit that is sitting in a Rubbermaid container in my garage?


'Tis a rare and priceless heirloom now!


Rare is fine. That should drive up the price if I'm forced to part with the treasure.
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Re: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?

Post by Joshua Smith » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:42 pm

Their dryglove system is what's going to be sorely missed. I wish I had bought a dozen sets before this- hopefully, someone picks up the patent and starts making them again.
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Re: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?

Post by camerone » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:55 pm

I don't think it was actually their glove system. Weren't they actually made by Skaana and just resold by DC, or was that the other way around?

No question in my mind that they are the best ring setup out there, regardless.
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Re: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?

Post by Joshua Smith » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:33 pm

camerone wrote:I don't think it was actually their glove system. Weren't they actually made by Skaana and just resold by DC, or was that the other way around?

No question in my mind that they are the best ring setup out there, regardless.


That's a good question. All I know for sure is that nobody can lay their hands on a pair right now.
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Re: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?

Post by Nwbrewer » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:28 am

Joshua Smith wrote:
camerone wrote:I don't think it was actually their glove system. Weren't they actually made by Skaana and just resold by DC, or was that the other way around?

No question in my mind that they are the best ring setup out there, regardless.


That's a good question. All I know for sure is that nobody can lay their hands on a pair right now.


Sadly from what I can tell on their website Skaana is simply a middle man. http://www.skaana.com
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Re: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?

Post by KneeDeep » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:16 am

Joshua Smith wrote:
camerone wrote:I don't think it was actually their glove system. Weren't they actually made by Skaana and just resold by DC, or was that the other way around?

No question in my mind that they are the best ring setup out there, regardless.


That's a good question. All I know for sure is that nobody can lay their hands on a pair right now.

I know Silent World had a few sets... run
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Re: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?

Post by Joshua Smith » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:37 pm

KneeDeep wrote:
Joshua Smith wrote:
camerone wrote:I don't think it was actually their glove system. Weren't they actually made by Skaana and just resold by DC, or was that the other way around?

No question in my mind that they are the best ring setup out there, regardless.


That's a good question. All I know for sure is that nobody can lay their hands on a pair right now.

I know Silent World had a few sets... run

Thanks for the tip. I just ordered a new drysuit, and I *really* want to put DC rings on it.
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Re: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?

Post by Matt S. » Sat May 18, 2013 4:36 pm

I am late to the thread. I just got news about DC from Waynne when we tried to get DC gloves for Jen. (I have a set, bought at Waynne's recommendation, and love them.)

But then I started thinking... if the o-ring in the system is not a standard size, you'd be in a pickle if you needed a replacement. I wonder if it is a standard?

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Post by Waynne Fowler » Sat May 18, 2013 5:50 pm

Matt S. wrote:I am late to the thread. I just got news about DC from Waynne when we tried to get DC gloves for Jen. (I have a set, bought at Waynne's recommendation, and love them.)

But then I started thinking... if the o-ring in the system is not a standard size, you'd be in a pickle if you needed a replacement. I wonder if it is a standard?


I've got a few spares Matt. when Jen picks up her new suit I'll make sure you get a pair.... remind me though!
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Re: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?

Post by Matt S. » Sat May 18, 2013 6:12 pm

Sweet, thanks Waynne!

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Post by Waynne Fowler » Sat May 18, 2013 6:29 pm

Matt S. wrote:Sweet, thanks Waynne!


my pleasure brother.... wish I'da known you were looking for o ring man... Jen woulda come home with a load of em'. if youve not bought them yet let me know what you need.
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Re: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?

Post by coulterboy » Mon May 20, 2013 8:46 pm

Waynne Fowler wrote:
Matt S. wrote:I am late to the thread. I just got news about DC from Waynne when we tried to get DC gloves for Jen. (I have a set, bought at Waynne's recommendation, and love them.)

But then I started thinking... if the o-ring in the system is not a standard size, you'd be in a pickle if you needed a replacement. I wonder if it is a standard?


I've got a few spares Matt. when Jen picks up her new suit I'll make sure you get a pair.... remind me though!

You could always check Omni Packing and Seal Compan in Seattle. I got my DC O rings there for my spare DC gloves last year. Although, they mentioned, that they may not carry them anymore.
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Re: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?

Post by Matt S. » Mon May 20, 2013 11:46 pm

Waynne Fowler wrote:my pleasure brother.... wish I'da known you were looking for o ring man... Jen woulda come home with a load of em'. if youve not bought them yet let me know what you need.


Didn't even know I needed them until I was doing gear maintenance this weekend, and wanted instant gratification. :)

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Re: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?

Post by boydski » Tue May 21, 2013 7:40 am

Matt S. wrote:But then I started thinking... if the o-ring in the system is not a standard size, you'd be in a pickle if you needed a replacement. I wonder if it is a standard?


Hi Matt,

The Diving Concepts Dry Glove O-rings are standard sizes and are readily available. I get them in packs of 25, so have lots of extras. :) Feel free to send me an email or PM if you need O-rings.

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Re: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?

Post by Matt S. » Tue May 21, 2013 7:52 am

Thanks for the info, Scott, that's good to know. I'll hit up Waynne since we'll be back in his shop soon anyway but it's good to have a backup too!

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