Hi! I starded diving at 17 in 1994 using my fathers allready dated gear. Allready then I generally preferred old things to new and that also counts for scubagear.
At a trip to Prague to celebrate newyears and year2000 i decided to try to get a two hose regulator. No chance so I had to travel home via Gdansk Poland before I finally found what I had been looking for. The guys at the dive centre thought I was real strange but were emptying the drawers for parts and found the parts to assembling a Polish Kaiman two hose regulator.
The following summer were real hot and diving without suit and only waring ABC and the "new" regulator with an old 4L firefighting tank was a hoot!
The last fifteen Years I must admit there have been close to no diving but as me and my wife with two small boys were moving to a house just a few houndred metres from the sea give me hope to take it up again.
I've just bought a big lot of old scubagear from the sixties in the oposite part of the country. I will collect it three weeks from now and I'm real exited to look through the stuff. Most of it is rubbish but there were a Heinke MK1, a Siebe Gorman Mistral and a Draeger. The two later looks good in the pictures but the Heinke is missing its hoses and moutpiece.
Litt av en sammentreff Jaybird! Jeg er nå tilbake på Bømlo der jeg vokste opp. En øy midt mellom Bergen og Stavanger. Før det bodde jeg i Stavanger og området rundt i femten år.
Thats some of a coincidence Jaybird! I'm now back on the island Bømlo where I grew up, just between Bergen and Stavanger. Before moving back I were living in Stavanger and the surrounding area for fifteen years.
I'm not really sure how to post pictures here but I'll give it a go.
Here is the Polish Kaiman I mentioned. Unfortunately its missing its label. And here is a wreck of a a Siebe Gorman igot from a friend. I'm not sure there is hope for the Siebe Gorman. I have three spare hoses I got from some old American fire fighting gear I found in a container many years ago but I'm afraid there is other problems to it.
Among the gear I have yet to collect there were three two hose regulators. The most interresting one is this Heinke.
I'm sure you can find parts for that CBGB (Siebe Gorman: Sorry, that's was a play in words: CBGB's was a super famous punk-club in New York City from the mid-1970's.) I've been known to make my own parts for my regulators, like the lever for my Dacor Clipper:
Jeg er sikker på at du kan finne deler for den CBGB (Siebe Gorman: Beklager, det var et spill i ord: CBGBs var en superkjent punk-klubb i New York City fra midten av 1970-tallet.) Jeg har vært kjent for å lage Mine egne deler til mine regulatorer, som spaken til min Dacor Clipper:
Have you seen the movie "Pioneer":
Har du sett filmen "Pioneer":
Aksel Hennie is always convincing every time I see him, like when he was Max Manus--WOW! Pioneer is one really scary movie, it leaves you blind-sided because unlike American films, they never telegraph the scenes with creepy music, it just hits you hard, and by the time you've figured it out, it's already happened!
Aksel Hennie er super overbevisende hver gang jeg ser ham, som når han var Max Manus - WOW! Pioneer er en virkelig skummel film, det etterlater deg blindtil, fordi i motsetning til amerikanske filmer, de aldri teller scenene med skummel musikk, det slår deg bare hardt, og når du har funnet ut det, har det allerede skjedd!
Thanks Jaybird. I guess I'been spoiled by modern fora and facebook. Sorted now.
I might try to make new parts if nessesary. My tools are still in a mess after moving houses but hopefully I will have a decent workshop in the barn in not too long.
I've seen Pinoer and thought it was really good. Aksel Hennie know his stuff. There have been a few good diving movies. You should also check out Blücher from 1986 and Dykket from 1989. tv.nrk.no/program/koif40004509/dykket I dont know if its possible to watch it from the states but give it a go. youtu.be/nf-CzCXtDSY
Norwegian film has gotten better since the eighties but Helge Jordal(from Bergen) in Blücher and Bjørn Sundquist in Dykket makes up for it. Both old men by now but still among my favourite actors. Jordal used to babysit one of my best friends when he was a kid so I feel I know him.
I must admit i dont watch French or Italian Movies without subtitles. And if Kitchen stories and even the Bothersome Man(Loved em both)is awaliable With subtitles I Guess there is plenty to choose from.
I love American Movies(Tarantino and the Cohen Brothers etc) but I sometimes find it refreshing to watch Movies where neither Money or fame is the main motivation.
I Guess Your Norwegian grandparents are one of the reasons you wath Norwegian films but you should also check out Movies from the rest of Scandinavia and Finland(Kaurismaki)
Welcome to the board! Love those old regs. Keep us posted on the renovations, please! I have an extensive collection of vintage American regs and a few Spanish ones, but nothing out of the ordinary. I do have some unique double hose regulators I have played Frankenstein with.
Here's a picture of my Snarubastral: Healthways valve, USD diaphragm, custom SnorkelJet air director, Mistral top can, and a Snark III bottom can all held together by a USD band clamp! It might also become a Misuba rev1 when the Mistral bottom can and Duckbill Eliminator are put on.