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Subgear release new regulator line

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Performance and Passion – The new SG Regulator Line with innovative Optimal Flow Design Valve

“The new regulator line offers a high performance system with a modern design at an unbeatable price. The applied technology ensures natural effortless breathing – whether diving in tropical or in ice cold waters. Our technicians have no doubt that the new SG range sets a new standard in SUBGEAR regulator technology.”

 Georg Fraunhofer, Technical Manager

OFD: The OptimalFlowDesignTechnology

Uncompromised Airflow:

The innovative OFD valve reduces the air flow resistance, delivering an impressive work of breathing effort in comparison to the downstream valve. As the air flow is directed around and not through the spring any air resistance is eliminated resulting in an optimal air flow.

Perfect for the cold and rough:

The lever fixation is located in the poppet centre, offering the ideal technology for cold water diving.

High Flow Rate:

The poppet stroke is up to 3.5mm and guarantees the optimal air flow.

Optimal Venturi Effect:

The shape of the diaphragm was designed to fit the high airflow due the poppet’s stroke. The result is a perfect venturi effect.

Reduced Work of Breathing due to the Advanced Design

Take a look at the housing shape: Due the lower position of the diaphragm center compared to the mouthpiece centre, the hydrostatic pressure is increased. This has a positive benefit during the inhalation phase. The work of breathing in the vertical position has been reduced.

Furthermore there is no venturi vane in the mouthpiece area; this means no cross section reduction. The air can flow directly to the mouth, without obstruction. The Venturi effect is eliminated due the angle of inflow.

“As we developed the SG50, we wanted to create a system that made diving more fun. I think it is safe to say that we have achieved this. Thanks to the power flow downstream valve we can offer a smooth and natural feeling air flow in a compact system. The balanced diaphragm 1st stage with a dry chamber guarantees a reliable system suitable for every diving environment. We added the stainless steel casing as an exceptional product deserves a beautiful finish.”

 Corrado Cominetti, Research & Development Manager

SG50: The High Performance System for Every Situation

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The advanced regulator technology provides the ideal system for safety, reliability and peace of mind whatever the conditions. Equipped with a convenient swivel joint, every dive with the SG50 will be an uncomplicated and relaxing experience – in every type of water.

  • Diaphragm 1st stage with dry chamber
  • Adjustable inhalation effort
  • Work of Breathing: 0,64 J/l

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SG30: The Tough but Light Regulator

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The SG30 is a proven compact and sturdy system ideal for recreational divers who are constantly on the move and need an all-rounder that can perform in any water. The diaphragm 1st stage is the preferred choice of cold water divers – excellent performance guaranteed.

  • Balanced diaphragm 1st stage
  • Adjustable inhalation effort
  • Work of breathing: 0,75 J/l

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SG10: The Price-Performance Genius

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This regulator system is ideal for travelling weighing only 645 grams. It is light, robust, reliable and easy to use. It would be difficult to find a product with such a great price to quality ratio.

  • Classic, piston 1st stage
  • Work of breathing: 0,83 J/l
  • Also available in octopus version

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The SG regulator range is now available from authorised SUBGEAR dealers.

RRP Combination 1st and 2nd Stage:

SG50 £349, SG30 £229, SG10 £169

For more information, visit: www.subgear.com

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New from Fourth Element: the RF2 free diving wetsuit

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The team at fourth element have introduced their latest freediving wetsuit, the RF2. Streamlined and high-performance, this two piece 6/5/4/mm suit has been developed for freedivers who want to enjoy maximum freedom and ultimate warmth.

Lined outer panels around the core, arms and legs provide durability, a Glideskin across the shoulders and the hood maximises hydrodynamics. This hybrid freediving wetsuit offers cool and cold water freedivers the freedom to explore their limits in comfort.

Director of fourth element, Paul Strike said, “We’ve designed this suit with the consultation of professional freedivers, instructors and with the knowledge of freedive suit specialists. The RF2 brings together fourth element’s knowledge of thermal protection with freediving expertise at the top of the sport to create a high performance recreational suit.”

The suit is both comfortable and practical, being more durable than traditional smoothskin suits whilst retaining excellent stretch and form fitting design. The inner of the suit has a smooth cell Metalite coating; this provides extra warmth retention and is more robust than traditional open cell.

Daan Verhoeven, Freediving Cameraman said, “The RF2 is possibly the best off-the peg suit I’ve ever tried. As soon as I got in the water, I instantly forgot the suit. I was just comfortable and could move without anything pinching or water coming in.”

Features

  • Streamline cut optimising glide
  • 5mm comfort, flexibility and warmth
  • Open cell interior, lined exterior
  • Smoothskin outer hood and shoulders for extra hydrodynamics
  • Beavertail closure
  • Supratex seat panel for extra durability

RF2 Hooded Jacket and Leggings are available in sizes S – XL.

RF2 Hooded Jacket 6/5/4mm RRP: £229.95 GBP / €275.00 EUR

RF2 Leggings 5/4mm RRP: £149.95 / €179.00 EUR

Find out more at www.fourthelement.com

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Fourth Element announce Tech Fins inspired by whale tail

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A classic vented dive fin, engineered by nature and redesigned to maximise performance.

Fourth Element’s new Tech Fins have taken inspiration from nature and evolution to optimise efficiency. The turbulence disruptors on the top of the blade work in the same way as the nodules of the leading edge of a humpback whale fin, which disrupt the water as they move through it. The resulting turbulence enables the whale to swim with more efficiency. Fourth Element has adopted this evolutionary concept to improve the performance of this classic fin.

Utilising natural rubber in a unique density gradient, the dive fin delivers an ultra- comfortable foot pocket combined with optimised stiffness for finning performance.

The vented design allows water to flow along the blade reducing drag and fatigue, whilst the stiffening rails and ribs ensure that the blade of the fin is driven through the water to maximise the return on effort.

The Tech Fins, with a slightly negative buoyancy characteristic, were developed with technical divers in mind but are suitable for all levels of diver looking for a high-performance rubber fin. The wider blade gives manoeuvrability without compromising the power, while the shorter length improves agility and makes stowing the fins for transport more convenient. Spring straps with comfortable heel pads keep the feet securely held in place. These straps can be removed and changed easily with everyday tools if required.

The Tech Fins are supplied with a hanging/carrying strap and a marine quality bolt snap which may be used to attach them to a bcd or harness for carrying, leaving both hands free for climbing ladders or carrying other gear.

The natural rubber material of this fin is extremely durable, and all components are recyclable at end of life.

The Tech Fins are available in M, L, XL and XXL. These fins will fit sizes 4 (US5) to 14 (US15) and come in Black, Grey or Aqua.

Features

  • Natural rubber heel strap
  • Stainless steel spring strap
  • Soft foot pocket
  • Hydro-flow vents
  • Turbulence disruptors
  • Strengthening ribs
  • Stiffening lateral rails

Find out more here.

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