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Forum: All Other Gear 02-16-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,356
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: How To Avoid Blisters?

I agree with Marco. I have fairly wide feet but my first set of fins were Cressis and they are slim (which I didn't know when I ordered them). While they were snug, they were too snug and often...
Forum: All Other Gear 02-16-2019, 03:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,356
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: How To Avoid Blisters?

A bit of an update now that I have had 8-9 days of diving.
I am using Pathos footpockets as I like how light they are yet feel stiff enough to not loose too much energy. But like Jon, on previous...
Forum: All About Guns 02-15-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Coldish weather epoxy

Yeah, stick to West or whatever system you would use in the summer and then heat either the garage - or just make a small heated enclosure to fit the parts you are gluing. Or cure the parts in the...
Forum: All Other Gear 01-27-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,356
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: How To Avoid Blisters?

That might work, too. I've never used it for diving but did do a season skiing in some very tight form fitted boots with only nylon socks. Though form fitted there were still some spots that rubbed...
Forum: All Other Gear 01-27-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,356
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: How To Avoid Blisters?

Ok. So, I guess you are talking about that flexible sports tape (kinesiology stuff) that I've been reading about, too:-)

Good thing, as I picked up two rolls of it and I have a bunch of the white...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 01-27-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 33,823
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

I decided to "grit coat" the grip again after having sifted out most of the fine powder and the result was a whole lot better this time:
https://i.imgur.com/9t8ef6s.jpg

As mentioned, I have...
Forum: All Other Gear 01-26-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,356
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: How To Avoid Blisters?

Yeah, on my last trip, I did use some of that white, paper like tape and I think it bought me quite a few blister-free days but didn't offer full protection - I think mostly because it doesn't stay...
Forum: All Other Gear 01-26-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,356
Posted By Diving Gecko
How To Avoid Blisters?

So, I could do with a bit of specific advice on how to avoid blisters from finning but first a little background.

I have a good combo of socks and foot pockets that I don't want to change but this...
Forum: All About Guns 01-21-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,465
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Gladiator Bestiarius v2 80 & 120 roller

I am fairly sure the little blue dyneema loops you see just rear of the rollers do the job of stopping the wishbone.
I don't know who came up with this solution but Roisub use it, too.

And yes,...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 01-20-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 33,823
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

It's been a while since I updated this thread but I did one mod/improvement to the spear for an upcoming Indo trip. Using a hand strap with a hook tends to make short work of the tape grips so I...
Forum: All About Guns 01-17-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Managing Shooting Line - On Spare Shafts Or For Traveling

Zip ties aren't bad at all. Better than Velcro which moves around on me and tape which often leaves a sticky residue. So far, to me, this wrap shows more promise. But the more options the merrier:-)...
Forum: All About Guns 01-16-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Managing Shooting Line - On Spare Shafts Or For Traveling

Yeah, I used to shoot documentary photography projects in all sorts of funky places and found Eagle Creeks zipper pouches to be amazing for dropping cables into, toiletry in another and tools in a...
Forum: All About Guns 01-16-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Managing Shooting Line - On Spare Shafts Or For Traveling

Thanks for those links, those bags look to do the job well, too.

Just posting the pics from those two links in case Castro's links die later on:
https://i.imgur.com/CRmW3uR.jpg...
Forum: All About Guns 01-16-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By Diving Gecko
Managing Shooting Line - On Spare Shafts Or For Traveling

A while back - in a thread I can't find now - we talked about tricks to manage shooting line on rigged, spare shafts (or for traveling). I've tried velcro and tape and they are both not great...
Forum: All About Guns 01-09-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,437
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Latest roller builds finished

Argh, just wrote and then lost a post.
Anyways, my memory is bust but I feel like one of the SA guys, possibly Chris Coates, did a big roller test some years ago and I think he had a point on...
Forum: All About Guns 01-03-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Paralenz Underwater Compact Camera

I haven't tried it yet but its claim to fame is the depth compensated white balance. This may sound like sales speak but it's potentially a game changer for people who care about color grading their...
Forum: All About Guns 12-28-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Cvetkovski Euro Custom Banded Gun With Reel

That reel looks like the Aussie reel which supposedly is tough as nails - at least people here say that.
I guess they wanted this style of gun. Perhaps a curvy, "optimized" gun is considered...
Forum: All About Guns 12-12-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 22,273
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Has anyone worked on developing speargun sights?

And to turn this very valid argument upside down - this is actually the exact reason why I would consider a laser...;-)
But only as a tool in the pool, and only to make sure I aim in the exact same...
Forum: Diving Safety, Accidents and Incidents 12-08-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,340
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Harassed by a shark: a dilemma

I'll try to remember that one, Jon.
I dived a spot in Indo last year and after some deeper dives I moved inshore just on the inside of some small pinnacles which the waves broke against. The place...
Forum: All About Guns 11-21-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,012
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Japanese spearguns (local manufacture)

Yeah, and even polespears are supposedly illegal in certain places now. But it can vary from one tiny little "precinct" to the next.
I actually built a Japanese inspired polespear for a trip to...
Forum: All About Guns 11-19-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,012
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Japanese spearguns (local manufacture)

It's true that very few spearos use guns in Japan but not true that it is not allowed. I've actually dived with a a local, who used a gun;-). But as Pete says, it has a lot to do with where you are...
Forum: All About Guns 11-14-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,517
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Sigalsub CF 110 speargun test

Congrats on the decision - let us hear how it all goes:)

As for the argument of who speaks well of which guns, it seems there is almost a direct correlation between how much a spearo spends on his...
Forum: All About Guns 11-04-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 22,273
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Has anyone worked on developing speargun sights?

I don't think the wavelength of Bluetooth can "punch" through water at all - pity really as Bluetooth, the protocol, was named after a Danish viking king, haha;-). As far as I know, none of the...
Forum: All About Guns 11-03-2018, 01:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,526
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: China's own technology spearguns

Hi Ross,
Great to hear from you:)
Sadly, there aren't captions on my pics on the site, but I have had so many great moments with these amazing women and have proper background stories for most of...
Forum: All About Guns 11-03-2018, 12:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,526
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: China's own technology spearguns

Yes, the Ama and Haenyeo are very much sisters in culture and spirit, but the Ama seem to get all the glory. But the real story is that there are pretty much none left in Japan, whereas in S. Korea -...
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