Argonaut Kraken regulator by VDH

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Re: Argonaut Kraken regulator by VDH

Postby H20doctor » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:25 pm

BUZO71 wrote:
H20doctor wrote:
BUZO71 wrote:Has anyone purchased one of these yet? I am thinking about pulling the trigger on one.


Buy one.. they are Awesome .. I dive a double Hose very durable and bullet proof



any problem with difficult breathing or need a different BC?


Nope , I've had my double Hose down to 155 feet ... Breaths the same at any depth... BC hoses are the same Fittings
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Re: Argonaut Kraken regulator by VDH

Postby BUZO71 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:28 pm

H20doctor wrote:
BUZO71 wrote:Has anyone purchased one of these yet? I am thinking about pulling the trigger on one.


Buy one.. they are Awesome .. I dive a double Hose very durable and bullet proof



any problem with difficult breathing or need a different BC?
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Re: Argonaut Kraken regulator by VDH

Postby H20doctor » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:25 am

BUZO71 wrote:Has anyone purchased one of these yet? I am thinking about pulling the trigger on one.


Buy one.. they are Awesome .. I dive a double Hose very durable and bullet proof
NWDC Rule #2 Pictures Or it didn't Happen

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Re: Argonaut Kraken regulator by VDH

Postby BUZO71 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:40 pm

Has anyone purchased one of these yet? I am thinking about pulling the trigger on one.
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Re: Argonaut Kraken regulator by VDH

Postby sitkadiver » Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:34 am

Figured I should update this since it's been a few months:

For those who are wanting to follow the development of this reg, perhaps following the VDH facebook page would be easier, however the links above still work, but it seems you'll need a VDH user id to see the photos.

If anyone is interested in how a regulator operates or how the various pieces are engineered to work within the reg body and stages, I'm finding the Argonaut developement totally fascinating. I have a copy of Phil Nyutten's HDS article on the early Aqua Lung and comparing the new to the old is fun for me. Right now on VDH, the builders are talking about a tool that was custom made to polish the valcano orafaces. It's pretty amazing stuff for a grass roots effort.
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Re: Argonaut Kraken regulator by VDH

Postby sitkadiver » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:23 am

Vintage Double Hose has just started a crowdfunding effort in order to get the Kraken into final production.

If anyone is interested here is the link:

http://vintagedoublehose.com/forum/view ... =26&t=7389

There is also a new set of photos of the reg being tested in Lake Michigan. That can be seen here:

http://vintagedoublehose.com/forum/view ... =47&t=7333
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Re: Argonaut Kraken regulator by VDH

Postby sitkadiver » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:04 am

Jimothy wrote:I would love one of those for my single outlet double 45s.


That would look awesome on some double 45's. Have to say, I'm a bit jealous since there's rarely anything like that up here.

Anyway, here's some photos of the reg in cold water.

http://vintagedoublehose.com/forum/view ... =47&t=7333

I'll keep posting here as I learn more.

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Re: Argonaut Kraken regulator by VDH

Postby Jimothy » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:21 pm

I would love one of those for my single outlet double 45s.

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Re: Argonaut Kraken regulator by VDH

Postby sitkadiver » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:34 pm

Alaska-Herb wrote:Dave when they are available I would definitely appreciate you letting me know as I may miss a update on the board


Will do Herb. And you're welcome to the DH collect while I'm out of town.

fishb0y wrote:I'm looking forward to this too. My Phoenix has plenty of dives on her.


I love my Pheonix HPR. All the reviews are saying the Argonaut is in it's own new class, so I'm giddy as all get out to dive one. VDH makes great products and has some of the best customer support I've ever encountered, so I'm certain a whole reg from them is going to be awesome.
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Re: Argonaut Kraken regulator by VDH

Postby fishb0y » Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:17 pm

I'm looking forward to this too. My Phoenix has plenty of dives on her.

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Re: Argonaut Kraken regulator by VDH

Postby Alaska-Herb » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:19 am

Dave when they are available I would definitely appreciate you letting me know as I may miss a update on the board

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Re: Argonaut Kraken regulator by VDH

Postby Linedog » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:31 pm

OK ya I can see why they would be popular, sometimes I get tired of bubbles in my face also!
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Re: Argonaut Kraken regulator by VDH

Postby sitkadiver » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:27 pm

Linedog wrote:So would the exhaust be behind your head?


Yeah, like Capt. Jack, that's how the design works. It's also why they're very popular with underwater photographers.

Jonathan Bird explains better than I can:

http://www.blueworldtv.com/webisodes/wa ... -regulator
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Re: Argonaut Kraken regulator by VDH

Postby CaptnJack » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:15 pm

Linedog wrote:So would the exhaust be behind your head?

Yes, that's how double hose regs work :)
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Re: Argonaut Kraken regulator by VDH

Postby Linedog » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:13 pm

So would the exhaust be behind your head?
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Argonaut Kraken regulator by VDH

Postby sitkadiver » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:51 am

As many of you know, I enjoy restoring and diving vintage gear. One of my favorite regs is a modernized DH reg with a Pheonix 1st stage.(So, not really considered vintage.)

Now, the same company that makes the Pheonix, Vintage Double Hose, is also preparing to market and sale a completely new Double Hose reg design. I am not sure when these will be for sale, but I'll try to keep folks around here posted. For you serious photographers and video people, it might be of special interest.

Here's the thread from VDH:

http://vintagedoublehose.com/forum/view ... =26&t=7287
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