Reinhard Buchally (of EKPP fame) designed the RB80. Hence the RB designation (not meaning rebreather[b said:Quote[/b] (Dominic @ Jan. 05 2004,08:32)]Because it has "Halcyon" written on it..?
Being fairer - Halcyon could argue that they have a lot of R&D costs to recoup, which this firm doesn't as they've just copied their design. (Although I have heard that Halcyon didn't actually design it, but were gifted with the whole thing)
<font color='#8D38C9'>Having messed around with a counterlung at the below the scrubber I can confirm that unless you intend to remain near to horizontal at all times then it is a BAD IDEA unless you want to automatically clear your ears everytime you go head up.[b said:Quote[/b] (zaksherlock @ Jan. 07 2004,19:01)]The CL assembly sits in the base of that tube.... do your own brainwork on its WOB when vertical.
The RB80 is even more specific than that in that its designed for long deep silt free caves.[b said:Quote[/b] (RobK @ Jan. 05 2004,11:28)]BTW something to bear in mind about the price. Halcyon has never intended that the RB80 should be a mass produced sell to everyone type of rebreather. It's designed for long deep cave type exploration and I suspect they keep the price artifically high.