Home Tournaments Calendar Weather Merchandise Sponsors

Go Back   Spearboard.com - The World's Largest Spearfishing Diving Boating Social Media Forum > Spearfishing Gear > All About Guns

All About Guns What's your weapon of choice, and why? Discuss the beloved speargun here!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-20-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
Kraken
I am the sea
 
Kraken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: the dirty burg
Age: 29
Posts: 1,503
Thumbs up My New Euro Beauty!

Its been a busy winter! In between all the awesome diving we've been having here Randy (Wrasselin) and I somehow found time to work on a new gun! I tried to keep things simple this time and go with a sleak euro. We ran into a few hitches in the beginning with some warping issues but the finished product came out far better then I had ever imagined! Randy's expertise really showed on this one as he really put a lot of thought into getting everything just right! I am so stoked with how well it turned out and I cannot wait to get it out and get some blood on it! Heres some specs:

130cm open track Euro
Padauk Wood
Neptonics reef mech
65in 5/16th shaft (will switch to 9/32 for reef fish)
Instamorph handle with randys custom frame.
Riffe Euro butt pad
Riffe muzzle line wrap tab
Spearmaster reel (may switch to riffe horizontal reel)
2x 28in bands with the option for a 3rd band for a bluewater setup.










__________________
SPEAREDGEAR.COM


Spearheads Spearfishing Episodes!
http://www.youtube.com/spearheadstv
Kraken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 02:57 PM   #2
Jamil
Red Sea...Rocks!
 
Jamil's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Jeddah, KSA
Age: 42
Posts: 1,099
Send a message via MSN to Jamil
Re: My New Euro Beauty!

wonderful gun Kraken. your builds are clean cut. i like the handle placement and angle

regards
Jamil
Jamil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 03:00 PM   #3
Kraken
I am the sea
 
Kraken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: the dirty burg
Age: 29
Posts: 1,503
Re: My New Euro Beauty!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamil View Post
wonderful gun Kraken. your builds are clean cut. i like the handle placement and angle

regards
Jamil
Thanks! But ive got to give most of the credit to Randy (Wrasselin) for the clean cuts. He knows his stuff!
__________________
SPEAREDGEAR.COM


Spearheads Spearfishing Episodes!
http://www.youtube.com/spearheadstv
Kraken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 03:02 PM   #4
FreedivinFool
Dane
 
FreedivinFool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Boynton Beach/St. Pete,FL
Age: 27
Posts: 703
Re: My New Euro Beauty!

Sick gun!
__________________
When preparation meets opportunity it's called luck!!!

www.youtube.com/spearriffe
FreedivinFool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 03:14 PM   #5
kkeller
Registered User
 
kkeller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Boca Raton
Posts: 634
Re: My New Euro Beauty!

Well done! Question.... can you explain how you molded the handle? I have used shaplock before, but your handle looks great!
__________________
karl@kellerbizz.com
kkeller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 03:14 PM   #6
Behslayer
Registered User
 
Behslayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Big Island
Posts: 4,996
Re: My New Euro Beauty!

Nice one. A true Euro. I like the way the handle is mounted on a bevel. I like the idea that this gun can use both a 9/32" or a 5/16". I see there's room there for a third band too which could be used with that 5/16".

Nice Work Randy.
Behslayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 03:39 PM   #7
greekdiver
Registered User
 
greekdiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Hollywood, Fl
Age: 42
Posts: 2,643
Send a message via MSN to greekdiver
Re: My New Euro Beauty!

nice gun. You think that has enough mass for 8mm shaft? I bet it will recoil a lot. With the 9/32 shaft, it should be awesome.
__________________
Spearfishing Videos!!
greekdiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 03:49 PM   #8
schwaman
Registered User
 
schwaman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Switzerland / (805)
Age: 40
Posts: 584
Re: My New Euro Beauty!

nice gun!
schwaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 05:35 PM   #9
Kraken
I am the sea
 
Kraken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: the dirty burg
Age: 29
Posts: 1,503
Re: My New Euro Beauty!

Quote:
Originally Posted by kkeller View Post
Well done! Question.... can you explain how you molded the handle? I have used shaplock before, but your handle looks great!
Instamorph should be the same thing as shapelock...Just heated up some water and shaped the stuff around the handle frame and then shaped it to my comfort. I tried to make a fairly beefy handle so I could swing the gun with more ease.

Quote:
Originally Posted by greekdiver View Post
nice gun. You think that has enough mass for 8mm shaft? I bet it will recoil a lot. With the 9/32 shaft, it should be awesome.
You're right! When we started getting into the gun we realized that a 9/32 would be a lot more practical for this gun. Surprisingly, the gun has quite a bit of mass so the 5/16th shaft would probably work fine when needed but I would much rather shoot a thinner shaft anyway.
__________________
SPEAREDGEAR.COM


Spearheads Spearfishing Episodes!
http://www.youtube.com/spearheadstv

Last edited by Kraken; 02-20-2012 at 06:11 PM.
Kraken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 06:55 PM   #10
Alec
Registered User
 
Alec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Palm Beach
Age: 24
Posts: 2,143
Re: My New Euro Beauty!

Sweet gun
Alec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 07:29 PM   #11
Ihab
Sponsor
 
Ihab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Age: 61
Posts: 509
Re: My New Euro Beauty!

Very neat.

Ihab
__________________
Red Sea Diver

www.niledivers.com
Ihab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 07:30 PM   #12
JimmerJammer
Registered User
 
JimmerJammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: sarasota
Age: 31
Posts: 285
Re: My New Euro Beauty!

That gun looks sick
__________________
JimmerJammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 12:46 AM   #13
cancunspearo
Registered User
 
cancunspearo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: cancun mexico
Posts: 718
Re: My New Euro Beauty!

what angle did you used on the handle area? the gun looks sweeet!
cancunspearo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 02:25 AM   #14
spearq8
Registered User
 
spearq8's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3,111
Re: My New Euro Beauty!

Wow looks like a Riffe Euro but nicer! The only thing I don't like is the handle. Are you sure the insta morph stuff is strong enough to not break off? Especially in white, UV will penetrate more easily ... so keep an eye for fracture points especially where the screws go in. I have seen shapelock used on hand grips for shape, but not on the frame where there might be a lot of stresses involved. In the meantime take a look at some of the handles Ulusub had for sale, they are made of fiber reinforced plastic that can handle stress, and are black that is much more resistant to UV degradation. Also black would fit the nice lines of the gun much better!
spearq8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 06:11 AM   #15
xpuddlepirate
Sunrise
 
xpuddlepirate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Largo
Posts: 972
Send a message via AIM to xpuddlepirate
Re: My New Euro Beauty!

Quote:
Originally Posted by spearq8 View Post
Wow looks like a Riffe Euro but nicer! The only thing I don't like is the handle. Are you sure the insta morph stuff is strong enough to not break off? Especially in white, UV will penetrate more easily ... so keep an eye for fracture points especially where the screws go in. I have seen shapelock used on hand grips for shape, but not on the frame where there might be a lot of stresses involved. In the meantime take a look at some of the handles Ulusub had for sale, they are made of fiber reinforced plastic that can handle stress, and are black that is much more resistant to UV degradation. Also black would fit the nice lines of the gun much better!
The instamorph actually wraps around a base handle made of a solid piece of plastic. I think it's one of the the great features on the gun. It's very comfortable and makes for handling the gun with ease.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ffaf7386.jpg
Views:	231
Size:	19.5 KB
ID:	168298   Click image for larger version

Name:	e52ecdbe.jpg
Views:	246
Size:	18.6 KB
ID:	168299  
xpuddlepirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:41 PM.


The World's Largest Spearfishing Diving Social Media Forum Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2002 - 2014 Spearboard.com