30 mil (.030 inches) Thick Bladders, Thickest Bladders Available!
Most wings use 12 mil, some use 15 mil, a few use 25 mil. No other brand of wings offers ultra thick 30 mil urethane bladders.
No Zipper! These new wings are sewn shut. The new heavy duty 30 mil urethane bladder material eliminates the need to access the bladder via a zipper. No zipper to fail, or get pinched between the tank and plate. Simple, clean clutter free wing design.
30 mil urethane RF welded inner bladder. Most wing bladders are .012 inches to .015 inches in thickness. At .030 inches (30 mil) DSS bladders offer Improved resistance to impact damage.
Rugged Construction 1050 Ballistic Nylon Outer Shell, Sewn throughout with #138 Bonded Nylon thread, top stitched for extra seam strength.
One OPV or Rear Dump. Mounted on the diver's lower left, on the divers side of the wing. Equipped with a 3mm knotted pull cord approximately 4" long.
Simple Elbow. No rapid exhaust or pull Dump on the 16 inch Inflator Hose, 18 inch Lp Hose and Lp hose release are included with every wing. Generic Power Inflator widely used in the industry, making parts and service easily available.
More about the Zipper less Design. New materials permit new designs. There are successful wing designs that use zippers, but zippers have never been my first choice. They add cost, can jam, can be difficult to install, and difficult to use. They can't be installed on a compound curve, and make the wing stiff and non compliant. They add bulk when packing. All of our wings that use zippers have short, heavy duty zippers. These are always installed on a simple curve.
Why have a zipper at all?
In a wing that uses a sewn outer shell and a welded inner bladder (so called double bladder designs) the zipper provides access to install, repair, or replace the bladder......in theory anyway.
Some minor pinch flats can be repaired without removing the bladder, by opening the zipper and applying glue or patches. These easy field repairs are a benefit of double bladder designs. The use of a very thick (30 mil vs.12 mil) urethane for the inner bladder greatly reduces the chances of damage occurring to the inner bladder, making zippered access largely unnecessary.
If a wing should require a replacement bladder this can be easily accomplished by returning the wing to DSS. Most repairs are completed in 1-2 days.
Torus 38, Full Circle Style Doubles Wing W/ 30 mil bladder