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Old 01-07-2020, 05:39 AM   #1
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Gladiator Spartacus V2 120

Here is my last work. Guns body made from iroco laminates, wrapped with 3 layers of 240 g/m2 carbon cloth. First one unidirectional, last two plain.
Body itself has to be light but strong, because of heavy shaft and big and heavy reel which has 320 g without rope. Capacity 150 m spectra line, shaft Devoto 150/8.5. Booster band 14 mm, bottom bands 16 + 2 x 18.
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Old 01-07-2020, 05:41 AM   #2
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Re: Gladiator Spartacus V2 120

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Old 01-07-2020, 07:57 AM   #3
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Re: Gladiator Spartacus V2 120

Beautiful work and perfectly balanced. It does not get any better than this.
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Old 01-07-2020, 02:42 PM   #4
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Re: Gladiator Spartacus V2 120

Oscillating line laying feeder on the reel is interesting to see on a speargun. The carbon fiber work is very good even in the places where no one sees it. The raised lettering on the nameplate is a nice 3D touch. The neutral balance with a loaded gun is very admirable especially with heavy parts screwed onto the gun. I see you use Loctite to stop screws loosening and to keep water out of the screw threads.
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Old 01-07-2020, 04:21 PM   #5
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Oscillating line laying feeder on the reel is interesting to see on a speargun. The carbon fiber work is very good even in the places where no one sees it. The raised lettering on the nameplate is a nice 3D touch. The neutral balance with a loaded gun is very admirable especially with heavy parts screwed onto the gun. I see you use Loctite to stop screws loosening and to keep water out of the screw threads.
Yes, every screw is secured, every hole protected by epoxy resin and milled carbon.
Carbon should be done correctly no matter on what part of the gun.
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Old 01-07-2020, 06:22 PM   #6
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Re: Gladiator Spartacus V2 120

It’s a shame it isn’t possible to test guns like this beauty before buying. But probably also better for my bank account because if it shoots as well as it looks that would be a keeper.
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Old 01-07-2020, 06:31 PM   #7
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Beautiful gun, again
The raised name plate is a cool, but I hope it wont be a knuckle buster when loading.
Thanks for sharing all this info and details, it's hugely inspiring.
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Old 01-07-2020, 08:30 PM   #8
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Beautiful work and perfectly balanced. It does not get any better than this.

It could if it was a mid handle!! beautiful craftsmanship!
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Old 01-08-2020, 02:41 AM   #9
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Re: Gladiator Spartacus V2 120

Really great craftsmanship! Great attention to detail in every aspect.
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Old 01-08-2020, 10:40 AM   #10
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Amazing design and execution...bravo!
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Old 01-08-2020, 12:04 PM   #11
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The attention to detail is like nothing I've ever seen! Inspirational next level speargun building. Every time you post I think "He's thought of everything". Then the next batch takes it up a notch!
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Old 01-08-2020, 04:12 PM   #12
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That is absolutely incredible, what amazing workmanship.

My goodness, this is getting ridiculous, I simply must have one. I’m deciding which kidney i like the most.. the other will be sold to fund this gun..
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Old 01-08-2020, 04:26 PM   #13
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Re: Gladiator Spartacus V2 120

Beautiful gun.
Ya know what might be a helpful feature that I was just thinking of....how about a feature near the handle that would allow one to insert another handle, on the left or right side, of sorts that would allow for two handed operation. This would provide additional leverage for fast tracking and stability during shooting...if the user deemed it necessary.
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Old 01-08-2020, 08:22 PM   #14
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Re: Gladiator Spartacus V2 120

gspearguns, Very nice work! The fit and finish on everything is beautiful.
Are the reel and invert pulley custom made or of a particular brand? I noticed you have two loops near the muzzle to catch the knots for the invert wishbone. In your experience, does that always catch the wishbone or does it sometimes slip through a loop?
General question, I notice that your gun floats level with things loaded up. Is this the general preference for a gun, to be just positively buoyant with the shaft in?
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Old 01-09-2020, 12:46 AM   #15
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gspearguns, Very nice work! The fit and finish on everything is beautiful.
Are the reel and invert pulley custom made or of a particular brand? I noticed you have two loops near the muzzle to catch the knots for the invert wishbone. In your experience, does that always catch the wishbone or does it sometimes slip through a loop?
General question, I notice that your gun floats level with things loaded up. Is this the general preference for a gun, to be just positively buoyant with the shaft in?
Reel and pulley block are product of Ermes, I only made some modifications on pulley block.
Sliping through a loop never happen, but loop have to be long enough, that depend on distance from front pulleys. And of course, knot on the rope should not be too small.

I don't remmember if any of my guns leave my workshop balanced to float when fully loaded. All are a little negative, adjusted to sink very slowly. Sometimes buoyancy is neutral if customer asked for.
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