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Old 07-04-2016   #1
Spokane, Washington
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Bravo Pump Comparisons

We use an NRS six inch barrel pump to inflate our three 14 foot rafts and IK's. Based on another thread on this forum, I'd like to purchase a Bravo foot pump for hands-free and faster pumping, and also to have another backup. I understand the Bravo 5 and 9 inflate to a higher pressure, but are they faster than the Bravo 2? I also read a review where the 5 and 9 require an awkward position of your foot while pumping due tot he placement of the high pressure tab / gizmo.

Can anyone compare the utility and effectiveness of these three types of Bravo pumps for us?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-04-2016   #2
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Three 14' rafts? I'm going to save you a LOT of time and say no on the foot pump; the barrel pump you have is light years ahead. For the amount air you need to move, I suggest one of these and top off with the barrel pump.

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Old 07-05-2016   #3
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I appreciate your response, Heavyswimmer, and I agree with you. As a matter of fact, yesterday I purchased an Aire Hurricane 12 Volt pump for the put-in and the driveway. I'd still like a foot pump as a third method of inflating our rafts and IK's.

Can anyone compare the Bravo 2, 5 and 9 for us?
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