The Toddy-Style sidemount system is designed for attaching scuba tanks to the sides of the diver (sidemount configuration). It is not intended and tested for the use of backmount (backmount configuration) and therefore should never be used for this purpose.
There are several variants of the sidemount configuration with regard to the bottles used and their further equipping of the 1st stage, hoses, etc., which also refer to the operation and the procedures during use. Put simply, the Toddy-Style sidemount system can be used with all variants without restriction.
However, in the development of our system, a particular configuration has evolved that has proven to be universally applicable and best suited to our many applications during the development phase. This configuration is presented below as a recommendation.
To take full advantage of the sidemount configuration, the diver should, if possible, set it up so that the scuba tanks can be placed directly in the water or immediately in front of it. Avoid covering longer distances with bottles attached.