I combined the info from several threads into this one to keep things clear and avoid confusion if at all possible.
Here is what we know so far.
1. The new DSV (dive surface valve) will work with your standard 1-1/2" hoses found on the majority of double hose regulators. It will allow you the option of shutting off the mouthpiece opening at the surface to prevent free flow.
2. You will be able to use the mouthpiece of your choice. You have dozens of options available from the single hose regulator market. I will stock several varieties in the store so you can buy one with your DSV or get it without one and use a mouthpiece you may already like using.
3. I may crowdfund it depending on how much money I have at the time the testing of our prototypes is done. I will still use my own funds to get the molds made but may need the crowd to get the production run done. I won't ask you to crowdfund a product that is not real, tested and proven with a money back guarantee if I don't deliver.
4 Retail price will be $80.00 This will be the standard that comes on them in the future. There will also be another cash saving option for those wishing to buy multiples for all their regulators.
5. I'll update here and on the VDH social media outlets as testing continues. Luis,Herman and I are working hard on it but I'm not rushing it to market till we are 100% satisfied with the product.
» Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:50 am
The Hope Page concept was good, but the valves are a bit small for good low resistance to flow (it may not be noticeable during relax light breathing).
I use the standard hoses (1.5" ID) with a couple of Hope Page MP by adding a rubber sleeve to take up the gap. I will post pictures latter (like in a week).
The other issue with any of this type of MP is that the extra length of the replaceable byte creates a bit of a moment arm. That combined with the buoyancy of the hoses can become uncomfortable in a long dive. Our new design will address and solve those issues and have other advantages.
Granted $200.00 is about what me and my buddy were thinking if we sold a reconstituted Hope-Page, the difference would be that ours would be made of 4032
As I said earlier in this thread the new mouthpiece will cost around $80.00 with a discount for Argonaut owners as it will be the standard on them in the future
That being said $200.00 is cheap compared to a DSV and you have a lot of kooky people who would buy one just to be the first kid on their block to have it. You might as well put me down for one when you guys are done with prototyping and R&D.
As I said earlier and on many other threads...We are developing DSV style mouthpiece....Dive Surface Valve......Currently you can buy a DSV mouthpiece made for the Drager Revo rebreather for around $260.00. It is the most inexpensive DSV mouthpiece currently on the market. It looks similar to a Hope Paige with a small lever on the front to shut it on or off.
Ours will do the exact same thing with an improved design over the Drager and will be 70% cheaper .....I'm making lots of them so no need for a pre order list.
Doing it right should include some common sense, not just blindly following specs and instructions. .Gary D, AWAP on SB