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Old 16 February 2014, 22:43   #1
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Another hypalon vs polyurethane tube thread

So after all the work I have done on my tubes I am now considering some newer zodiac tubes. The final straw is that I want/need to replace the A7 valves with C7 valves, the old ones are leaking and bulky and the cost differential is coming down for a newer tubes compared to the price of 6 valves.

The concern is my tubes are 20+ years old. They are working but for how long? The newer tubes are reasonably priced but I'm not sure how long newer surplus version will be available. They aren being built anymore.

The guy down south appears to have two sets if tubes, one hypalon and one polyurethane. Which one do I want?

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...........The concern is my tubes are 20+ years old. They are working..........
Sort of answers your own question there Jason
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I understand why the military uses the PU tubes they do. But, for personal use, you're not going to be as hard on them and I think hypalon looks and feels better. - Hypalon
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Turns out to be a moot point, he's just got a polyurethane set. I guess I am back to hoping mine last for a few more years so I can save up for new ones. At least it's a direction and a plan, it might not be the best plan but it is a plan, fix mine and pray they last.

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Who built the PU set? Wing? Personally, I don't think I'd have a problem with a set of Wing tubes.

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