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All About Pole Spears & Slings What is it about that traditional method of the early hunter/gatherers under the water? These devices are indeed interesting and effective.

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Old 04-15-2019, 07:44 PM   #1
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Resting hooks not allowed in iUSA

Sling/Polespear: The spear must be charged by muscle power, the charge held in place by hand and released by hand release only, no mechanical trigger release or holding mechanism is allowed to be used or to be on the polespear or sling. Includes gear commonly known as sling, Hawaiian sling, polespear, three prong, etc.

Didn't know that - might be worth someone reading at some point
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Old 04-16-2019, 10:58 AM   #2
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Re: Resting hooks not allowed in iUSA

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Old 04-16-2019, 11:12 AM   #3
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Re: Resting hooks not allowed in iUSA

That’s my understanding
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Old 04-16-2019, 03:00 PM   #4
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Re: Resting hooks not allowed in iUSA

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That’s my understanding
That is correct, I have several IUSA records for pole spear and speargun and checked with them about this in the past.
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Old 04-16-2019, 08:35 PM   #5
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Re: Resting hooks not allowed in iUSA

The fish don't seem to care what they are shot with and as I leave the pursuit of records to others the weapons used are unlimited (no gas or explosives as the energy supply is finite, whereas I can be recharged with burgers and drink). However some rollerspears have hooks, so the question would be are they engaged or not, plus who is doing the checking?
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Old 04-17-2019, 05:44 PM   #6
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Re: Resting hooks not allowed in iUSA

Hey Jbao,
Good post!

Hey Marco,
Cool pic of my resting hook. Thanks for posting.

Hey mallardtone-man,

I have a question for you..

I designed my MAKO Pole Spear resting hook so that it can be rapidly installed and removed with no tools required.

In the pic above that Marco posted, you might not be able to see just how easy it is to install and remove.

So, I will put a video below showing just how fast and easy it is to install and remove.



So, here is my question…

If I am diving with my pole spear resting hook, and then, I see what I think is a WR fish,
can I simply unload the power band, remove the resting hook, tuck it in my sleeve, then reload and shoot the fish?

What do you think?

Thanks!

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Old 04-17-2019, 06:00 PM   #7
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Re: Resting hooks not allowed in iUSA

hey, dano, good question. i'm guessing yes, but confirmation would be great. It would be a good thing to get defined

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Old 04-22-2019, 06:43 PM   #8
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Re: Resting hooks not allowed in iUSA

Hey Jbao,

Thanks a lot for the kind words. I am totally blessed to have such awesome guys on my team.

I agree. some confirmation on this subject would be best. Perhaps Sheri might know. I will get back to you guys shortly on this. It would be beneficial to know.

Thanks again,
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