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Stupid ?

Post by Jared » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:18 pm

What does (taco) mean? I've seen it several times on here and can't figure it out for the life of me.

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Post by cardiver » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:21 pm

It's when your wing wraps around your tank.....
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Re: Stupid ?

Post by ljjames » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:28 pm

usually caused by not matching wing to tank size appropriately.

also known as "there is no perfect wing that works well for doubles and singles"

also known as "there are different wing sizes that are appropriate for different doubles"

taco'ing is a PITA from a gas trapping standpoint. not that it isn't dive-able, just not as smoooooth as the correctly sized wing :)
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Re: Stupid ?

Post by SeanKylgod » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:18 pm

I heard the word "taco" about 50 billion times in my first bp/w inquiry.. ^ what Laura said.
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Re: Stupid ?

Post by Geek » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:21 pm

And here I was thinking meat, cheese w/sause on corn based flat type bread.....
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Re: Stupid ?

Post by John Rawlings » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:25 pm

Geek wrote:And here I was thinking meat, cheese w/sause on corn based flat type bread.....


No....THAT is the dancing taco! :taco:
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Re: Stupid ?

Post by lamont » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:40 pm

I saw a PADI recreational instructor out on his first dive with his 90# wing, wrapped around his single Al80 tank, taking an AOW student out for a dive one time. That was the taco of hell. Two balloons of gas floating about a foot above his tank. That can't have been easy to dive, although he came out of the water gushing about how great it was -- I assume that wing wound up with bungees on it sometime soon afterwards...

The more typical taco is formed by just having a slightly-too-large wing on a set of doubles so that the wing becomes "pinched" by the tank making it so that the gas will not migrate very easily. That kind of a taco doesn't look that bad on pics, and you can certainly dive it, but you'll need to break trim significantly more to migrate gas around, and it has a tendency to trap gas on one side, so you can wind up off-balance. A properly mated set of tanks and wing shouldn't get that diving-on-my-side feeling. Some divers like being able to trap gas, but I can only think of one time I wanted that, and I had a set of 4 empty Al80s on one side and had put a 5# weight clipped off in my pocket and a 5# weight on my waist on the other side which just added to the overall torque -- not one of my best ideas about weighting...

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Re: Stupid ?

Post by nwbobber » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:46 pm

In a (too) lively thread, when associated with beer, taco is an attempt to move a conversation to more neutral territory.
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Re: Stupid ?

Post by fishb0y » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:50 pm

I was thinking Japanese for octopus (tako)

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Re: Stupid ?

Post by Grateful Diver » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:35 am

... it's a buzzword for "change the subject" anytime someone inadvertently mentions DIR ...

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Re: Stupid ?

Post by spatman » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:01 am

i like tacos.
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Re: Stupid ?

Post by pogiguy05 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:05 am

cardiver wrote:It's when your wing wraps around your tank.....




why did they not call it a HOT DOG? :rjack:
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Re: Stupid ?

Post by dwashbur » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:39 pm

pogiguy05 wrote:
cardiver wrote:It's when your wing wraps around your tank.....




why did they not call it a HOT DOG? :rjack:

Because "taco" is easier to say.
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Re: Stupid ?

Post by Jeff Pack » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:42 pm

or to taco a front end on my mountain or dirt bike.
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Re: Stupid ?

Post by Jared » Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:19 pm

Grateful Diver wrote:... it's a buzzword for "change the subject" anytime someone inadvertently mentions DIR ...

... Bob (Grateful Diver)


I think this is the taco I was refering to. Thanks Bob. But now I have another question. DIR?

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Re: Stupid ?

Post by RoxnDox » Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:36 pm

Apparently there was a group that decided to make a standardized way of setting up gear and techniques in order to make cave diving a safer sport, and they chose the name "Do It Right". Which rubbed a lot of people the wrong way since it implies if you weren't diving that way you were doing it wrong. Which led to flame wars, arguments, hostility, tensions, etc. The usual Internet stuff, plus some. So there are still people around who bristle up at the term DIR. And hence things like 'taco' or 'puppies and ice cream' (the term I asked about which got me the story just repeated...) around here, in an attempt to keep things peaceful and friendly.

Or so I've heard, anyway.

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Re: Stupid ?

Post by Jared » Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:53 pm

I see. thanks Jim

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Post by BASSMAN » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:26 am

RoxnDox wrote:Apparently there was a group that decided to make a standardized way of setting up gear and techniques in order to make cave diving a safer sport, and they chose the name "Do It Right". Which rubbed a lot of people the wrong way since it implies if you weren't diving that way you were doing it wrong. Which led to flame wars, arguments, hostility, tensions, etc. The usual Internet stuff, plus some. So there are still people around who bristle up at the term DIR. And hence things like 'taco' or 'puppies and ice cream' (the term I asked about which got me the story just repeated...) around here, in an attempt to keep things peaceful and friendly.

Or so I've heard, anyway.

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well put Jim!
Flame war averted! :supz:

I always thought "Taco" around here was kind of like, "Squirrel"
Or just, "Everyone likes Tacos!" :taco:
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Re: Stupid ?

Post by RoxnDox » Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:58 pm

BASSMAN wrote:
RoxnDox wrote:Apparently there was a group that decided to make a standardized way of setting up gear and techniques in order to make cave diving a safer sport, and they chose the name "Do It Right". Which rubbed a lot of people the wrong way since it implies if you weren't diving that way you were doing it wrong. Which led to flame wars, arguments, hostility, tensions, etc. The usual Internet stuff, plus some. So there are still people around who bristle up at the term DIR. And hence things like 'taco' or 'puppies and ice cream' (the term I asked about which got me the story just repeated...) around here, in an attempt to keep things peaceful and friendly.

Or so I've heard, anyway.

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well put Jim!
Flame war averted! :supz:

I always thought "Taco" around here was kind of like, "Squirrel"
Or just, "Everyone likes Tacos!" :taco:


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Re: Stupid ?

Post by Diver_C » Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:15 pm

Tacos are best using shredded prime rib! There was a place in Steamboat, Colorado that made them that way. Could fit only two on a dinner plate, and they were only $0.75/each ($0.25 homemade guacamole). So awesome!! BbbleMkr's mother, also, makes some of the best tacos too! I love Mexican food!!

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Stupid ?

Post by spatman » Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:27 pm

My personal fav is tacos al pastor. Hard to beat when they're done right.
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Re: Stupid ?

Post by Jeff Pack » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:36 pm

tacos con lengua, if I translate it, you'd never eat it. But its good.
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Stupid ?

Post by cardiver » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:41 pm

My mom made tongue all the time when I was a kid.......
It was okay but not something I'd eat on a regular basis...
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Re: Stupid ?

Post by Linedog » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:44 pm

Gimme a good Mahi Mahi, coleslaw, and pico taco with a really cold Corona on a hot day in my back yard. I'm in heaven !
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Post by cardiver » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:47 pm

Sounds great minus the Corona......
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