|Posted by Matt Bruns, Ian Lilly on September 21, 2012 at 9:25 PM|
Some of you may remember my attempt to carry double air tanks when were among the Defenders at EMR Castle in 2011. I still have no clue if what I tried to do worked, but I really liked the idea of being able to carry more air comfortably in some situations.
A recent thread on PBNation got me thinking, and after some great discussion with other players and Rob from Ninja, I came up with a device based on a Palmer's Pursuit tank extender. A little jiggering here, a little testing there, and after almost no serious injuries, I ended up with the Wing Tank Rig:
With this little beauty, you can mount one air tank on your marker, and wear a second tank on your back with a remote line. The regulator output pressures equalize, and your air capacity doubles without valves or other fittings. This means fewer trips to the air station and faster respawns, which in large games can make a big difference.
I sent the idea to the nice folks at Palmers Pursuit, and they apparently liked it. They are now offering the Wing Tank rig at their website for $34.99, or a little more if you want a gauge installed on it. Believe me: that's a bargain.
There are more pics here for the curious among you. Hope to see everyone at a game this fall, or at least at base camp.
All right, I've been pwned. I've just learned that Rap4 already offers a similar product, although I've never heard of it or seen one. It's $10 less, but doesn't let you mount a gauge.
The inventor's Motto: "If it seems like a good idea,... you're too late."
Still think mine looks better, and has a cooler name.
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