A very good 2nd stage at a good price
In this 2nd stage over a year ago that I have, I've given a pretty rough treatment without highly rigorous. I'm not a technical diver but diving sidemount system as a regulator 1st stage cold Hog D1, both work correctly giving a very flow of air, soft, dry and in the amount needed.
I dived down his back and head vertical and 2nd stage remains completely dry, no free flow.
The air flow control and venturi work properly, of course you have to do proper testing to use the particular demand of each person.
In 2nd stage synthesis is a strong, rustic working properly at a very affordable, I am thinking of buying another 2nd stage like as secondary
by Thomas Jecklin|
Great Value for average performance
The HOG Special Edition Black Second Stage is a new addition to my diving inventory. Im and instructor and need good value. The HOG regulator was recommended to me and its metal parts are robust and convincing, not to mention the price.
Under water it breathes with a slight resistance. sometimes i felt it could deliver more air, or perhaps I'm out of shape. upside down there is a little water entry in the system... reminding me of APEKS regulators.
I recommend this regulator as a backup regulator or for beginner to intermediate diver needs. This is not a regulator for daily diving, as it simply does not deliver the air volume i needed, or seals water out completely.
I think its a good buy!