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Old 07 January 2012, 15:42   #11
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Great review! I keep my bombard C3 inflated on a trailer, but have considered one of these for the rare occurances when I do deflate. Also, I appreciate the accurate gauge, and may consider getting one just to do my final inflations and not have to keep testing with my gauge.
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Old 16 January 2012, 12:57   #12
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I received my Bravo BTP 12 pump today and generally it seems to be a very good unit.

It's easy to set and works well.

The only complaint I have is that the inflation hose is a bit rubbish, it's quite stiff so when you store it in the bag it gets flattened in a few places and does not straighten out very well, restricting the airflow.
So you have to spend a few minutes squeezing the flattened bits until it's OK to use.
Also the screw connector is fixed to the end so to attach it on the pump you have to rotate the whole hose (or the pump) a few times which is a bit fiddly.
So a great unit, just needs a better air hose.
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Old 19 January 2012, 14:13   #13
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I was just thinking

As my Zodiac 285s has no airdeck and only needs inflating to 3.4psi would I not be better off with the Bravo Superturbo?

Or are they pretty much the same in operation.
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Old 01 February 2012, 03:27   #14
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I guess this one will be fine then.

It certainly inflates my SIB quickly enough, and the digital gauge/auto cutoff is great.
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Old 03 July 2012, 18:16   #15
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Thanks for the review on this pump it's helped me decide what pump to go for.
The rule pump I have is not much Kop and struggled to get anywhere near the pressure I need for the honwaves
Air deck.
And life is too short to use the foot pump
Thanks again...

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Old 04 July 2012, 03:34   #16
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>>> inflation hose is a bit rubbish

I needed to buy a Honwave valve adaptor for my Bravo and found it was almost as cheap to buy a Honwave (gen part from dealer) hose with valve fitting as just the fitting. I then joined this to the slightly short Bravo hose which doubles the length and makes it far easier to reach all the valves. I don't attempt to get this hose back in the Bravo bag and just store it in a coil so no kinks.

Winding round the whole hose to screw into the pump is a bit more of a faff with the longer hose but still done in 20sec.

>>>And life is too short to use the foot pump

Very much agree. It looks so much more organised to set the pump and leave it running while you do other bits of the assembly process.
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