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Forum: All About Guns Yesterday, 01:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,468
Posted By Diving Gecko
Sigalsub CF 110 speargun test

The front one is a roller, I am not sure the rear one is. My feeling is that it isn't as while both front and rear roller triggers have been made before, afaik Mario's patent is for combining them...
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 03-20-2019, 01:11 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,978
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Our friend has passed. Kostadin SEAL

Yes, lots of info on lift and volume if you download the manual.

One of my worries with the FRV was that it might be too bulky but after having dived with it for a month I can honestly say that I...
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 03-19-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,978
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Our friend has passed. Kostadin SEAL

It's been a bit more than a year since Kosta's tragic accident and personally, I have given it a lot thought lately. Most likely since I have spent a month diving in the same part of the world as he...
Forum: All About Guns 03-19-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,054
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Rollergun Recoil and the Jerk (not the owner!)

It's been a bit more than a year since Seal's passing and the circumstances and the tragedy have certainly been in the back of my head as I have spent the last month diving in the same part of the...
Forum: All About Guns 03-08-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,668
Posted By Diving Gecko
Band width for carbon gun

Yeah, I just wish they came in 13mm, too.
I made a 90 pipe gun for a female friend a while back and also just shot another 90 a few weeks back - also meant for a beginner female spearo. Both were...
Forum: All About Guns 03-07-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,668
Posted By Diving Gecko
Band width for carbon gun

Spearamerica has it at good prices (I think around $2.25/feet for 14mm). Benthic should have it to. I think both will put a caliper on their stock for you and check that you get what you want, at...
Forum: All About Guns 03-06-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: omer cayman enclosed track

I have had quite a few days lately with about 6m viz at some local Indo spots. Luckily, I brought a Pathos 100 and would say anything longer would not be needed. It has had plenty of power so far - I...
Forum: All About Guns 03-06-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Enlarge hole for shooting line in shark fin

It's good to learn this skill no matter what - especially since buying a new shaft is no guarantee of burr free holes or rounded sharkfins. Perhaps the high end shaft makers don't send out shafts...
Forum: All About Guns 03-06-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,668
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Band width for carbon gun

The thinking is that a thinner shaft can't take a whole lot of power before it starts buckling and whipping - and once that happens, you have in effect overpowered it leading to less accuracy, less...
Forum: All About Guns 02-21-2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,054
Posted By Diving Gecko
Rollergun Recoil and the Jerk (not the owner!)

Good point. We have plenty of Dentons, too in China now so a comparison should happen:-). Just that my friend with the cool band guns is a 3h flight away in south China and though we just spent 10...
Forum: All About Guns 02-20-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,054
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Rollergun Recoil and the Jerk (not the owner!)

My dear Majd;)
I know you are deep into the rubber guns, but things have changed in Airland and my shafts may have less drag than you guys' GR(?), Hunt or whatever nice shafts you like to use. I...
Forum: All Other Gear 02-16-2019, 02:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,978
Posted By Diving Gecko
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, 02:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,978
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, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
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, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,978
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, 09:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,978
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, 07:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 35,247
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, 06:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,978
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 01-25-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,978
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, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,681
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, 05:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 35,247
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, 03:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
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, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
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, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
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, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
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...
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