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Solid_jim

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Aeris Jetpack
« on: 10 Apr 14, 16:58 »
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  • Anyone got one of this babies?
    any good review on that?
    ADEX is selling it at $650 tmr... so tempted to get it!
    i wont need to check in my BCD anymore!
    http://blog.visibilityunlimited.com/aeris-jetpack-is-it-really-a-carry-on/
    Dunno why so many boliao people
    eat too full
    post bo liao things

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    Re: Aeris Jetpack
    « Reply #1 on: 12 Jul 15, 00:54 »
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  • Hello! Did you get this in the end? How is it?
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    Re: Aeris Jetpack
    « Reply #2 on: 12 Jul 15, 10:53 »
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  • Hello! Did you get this in the end? How is it?
    One problem with the design is that, there is a piece of cushion to give comfort of you lower back.  During diving, it sure absorb sea water, and no way to dry within the few hours of drying, when going back and with all the heavy staffs of the whole setup pressing against your lower back, you are going to have wet pants and very uncomfortable during the whole journey back.  Must remember to squeeze out all the water before hanging dry.

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    Re: Aeris Jetpack
    « Reply #3 on: 12 Jul 15, 11:01 »
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  • Thanks for the reply haha!
    I guess this is enough to tell me not to get this..
    don't think i can deal with wet pants or seats the whole journey home :D
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    Re: Aeris Jetpack
    « Reply #4 on: 15 Jul 15, 14:15 »
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  • I have a major problem with this BCD: head bumping tank valve.

    Tried everything under the sun; tank strap adjustment, shoulder strap adjustment, changing 1st stage, make-shift crotchstrap, attaching weights to bottom of tank.

    None works.

    Anyone else having this problem?
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    Re: Aeris Jetpack
    « Reply #5 on: 15 Jul 15, 14:38 »
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  • I have a major problem with this BCD: head bumping tank valve.

    Tried everything under the sun; tank strap adjustment, shoulder strap adjustment, changing 1st stage, make-shift crotchstrap, attaching weights to bottom of tank.

    None works.

    Anyone else having this problem?
    Me too.

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    Re: Aeris Jetpack
    « Reply #6 on: 19 Jul 15, 16:08 »
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  • Alright glad Im not alone.

    I'm not giving up yet because Aeris jetpack is a great idea and I am a minimalist. So i'm going to DIY further:

    I've move the tank strap further down. To do this you have to remove the sewing that traps the strap. I have yet to test it but i'm pretty sure there wont be any more head bump. The only question now is how will it affect other things.
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    Re: Aeris Jetpack
    « Reply #7 on: 20 Jul 15, 09:44 »
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  • I just add a crotch strap to avoid that.
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    Re: Aeris Jetpack
    « Reply #8 on: 20 Jul 15, 16:59 »
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  • I just add a crotch strap to avoid that.
    How to add the crotch strap? the BC does not have provision to put the crotch strap, unless you specially sew the bucker on.

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    Re: Aeris Jetpack
    « Reply #9 on: 20 Jul 15, 17:52 »
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  • I just add a crotch strap to avoid that.

    I did that.

    Using an aftermarket crotch strap, I attach one end to the tank strap area, another end to my belt buckle. Tighten it before dive.

    Didnt solve head bump.

    Next I make a secondary strap at the bottom of tank to attach the same crotch strap.

    It magically didnt work too.
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