>>I heard of a guy that tried this. His field test consisted of putting
>>his camera in and going "live". Too bad he almost ended up in a different
>>state than his test (ie. dead). He was filming, rested that housing against
>>his leg and it imploded, shredding his wetsuit and his leg. Can you spell
>>"ouch". Fortunately, it wasn't against his face when it imploded. Fractured
>>plexiglass does tend to be somewhat sharp. If you are really going to do
>>this, please be smarter in your testing. At the very least, suspend the
>>box on a rope so it doesn't injure anyone.
>You "heard of a guy"? Surely you can make a bogus sounding story like this
>more believeable by writing "I know of a guy that tried this" or "Someone
>in our dive club tried this". Or you could have written that "he was
>kneeling on the plexiglass case when it collapsed, sending shards into
>his wetsuit and leg" and I would have bought it.
I apologize for you lack of undestanding of the English language. I naturally
assumed that everyone would understand the meaning of "I heard of a...".
Because you obviously do not it means I have the story second/third hand.
Yes, you are correct that I could have tried to "sell" this story better
by stating that I heard or saw this directly. Unlike yourself, my purpose
in contributing to this group was intended to forewarn people so they do
not get injured or injure others rather than making up exciting stories and
attempting to make them sound like my own personal experiences.
I had assumed that divers were a group of people more concerned with each others
well-being therefore I relayed what I had heard through possibly several levels
of indirection. If I offended anyone out there by my cautions, please ignore my
postings....I do not, however, look forward to seeing you as a statistic.