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Old 01-12-2007, 12:13 PM   #15
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: TX
stress from the joint being part of the overall marker, trauma stress. And yes this setup will make the valve a lot less likely to get damaged in a 'bad dive' because the valve itself would have to hit the ground/object in order to receive trauma/shear. if you dropped the marker and it landed on the butt end of the tank there would be no stress on the valve whatsoever as opposed to if it were mounted as usual whereby it would take the brunt of the shock.
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