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    Default Sidewinder SCBA mask concept

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    The Sidewinder self-contained breathing apparatus, or SCBA, is a mask designed for firefighters to help them breathe when in rooms filled with smoke. It connects to a shoulder-mounted air tank with a retractable air tube, and the mask itself features a voice amplifier, flashlight and heads-up display for showing information about the situation to the user.


    Ok, so they call it a "Firefigher's Helmet".. and it looks pretty plasticy..

    I did like the feature of the pack that allows the SCBA bottle to rotate to a low-profile without unslinging the pack... not a bad idea..
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    looks gimmicky.

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    Just another useless gadget

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    Just another useless gadget
    Like the Halligan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATFDFF View Post
    Like the Halligan?
    BA-ZING!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATFDFF View Post
    Like the Halligan?
    Nope The FIT-5

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    Nope The FIT-5
    Flip flopping again, eh?

    You were in favor of the FIT-5.. now you're against it?

    You should change your screen name to Weathervane, you change direction so often.
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    Agreed it has too much plastic and looks a little flimsy. It is just a prototype, though.

    As I said above, the neat I idea I saw was that the bottle rotates on pack to a low-profile position without having to unsling/loosen the straps. Of course that's no longer an issue if the flat-pack ever makes it into the field...
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    Are you saying plasticy because of the pic posted or another?

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    Darn it - pictures won't show up for me - either here or on the site....

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuRat View Post
    Are you saying plasticy because of the pic posted or another?
    I think the mask itself looks to have too many plastic parts. At last from the picture I posted here it looks like the whole nose cup and frame are plastic. I guess that's not too different from the current SCOTT masks which are almost entirely hard plastic (except for the soft plastic and rubber nose cone).

    There are other pictures on DVice article that show the pack frame and other views.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasobuff View Post
    Darn it - pictures won't show up for me - either here or on the site....
    Try this one on Tuvie
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    Nope. Red X's there too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    Nope. Red X's there too

    Same for me.....

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    I asked about the pics, as what is shown is a 3D model, not an actual physical model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    Flip flopping again, eh?

    You were in favor of the FIT-5.. now you're against it?

    You should change your screen name to Weathervane, you change direction so often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voyager9 View Post
    Agreed it has too much plastic and looks a little flimsy. It is just a prototype, though.

    As I said above, the neat I idea I saw was that the bottle rotates on pack to a low-profile position without having to unsling/loosen the straps. Of course that's no longer an issue if the flat-pack ever makes it into the field...
    Plastic or composite? Huge difference you know?

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    Funny thing - if this was being introduced by Scott, we would have 46 pages of people saying what a tremendous idea and concept it is, and how they can't wait to try one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    Funny thing - if this was being introduced by Scott, we would have 46 pages of people saying what a tremendous idea and concept it is, and how they can't wait to try one!
    Nah, if it were a new concept from Scott it would look like this:
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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    Funny thing - if this was being introduced by Scott, we would have 46 pages of people saying what a tremendous idea and concept it is, and how they can't wait to try one!
    ZING!!

    An very true.


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