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Forum: California Spearfishing 04-20-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Moving to California

Welcome back. I haven't dove out of Destin in some years and my old man has also sold his boat but lots of great memories of spearing out there. Seems to be a much better freedive spearing scene...
Forum: All Other Gear 04-20-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 87,909
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Carbon Fin Reviews

Longfin shootout: Ok, heart rate unit is assembled and waterproofed... it measures and logs depth, time, temp, heart beats (total counts plus rate). I will do the first pool test today. Plan is to do...
Forum: California Spearfishing 03-23-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,512
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Little Boat

Engine weight is less of a concern on the kind of boat you are talking about, but for small engines, the new Suzukis are really nice. They make a 10, 15, and 25hp which are fuel injected and dont...
Forum: All Other Gear 03-19-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 87,909
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Carbon Fin Reviews

I am finishing up the potting on a heart rate logger, planning to do a long fin shootout with a handful of brands once I get it done.

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Forum: All Other Gear 03-19-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 87,909
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Carbon Fin Reviews

The 33 degree preload looks a bit like a fin designed to suit somebody with no ankle flexibility and a bicycle kick? However from the carbon it looks like they may run thinner towards the tip, which...
Forum: California Spearfishing 03-09-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By growingupninja
Re: CA Winter Diving?

We get the best tablefare in the winter hands down. We get bigger fish in the summer and freeze them... winter is about fresh scallops and lobster and calico, and every so often yout take a hunk of...
Forum: All Other Gear 01-28-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,344
Posted By growingupninja
Re: neoprene seam tape for wetsuit repair

@seatux I was teaching freediving. I started teaching PFI this last year, and so between the time in the water I spend doing that and that fact that I have no excuse NOT to dive (such as 'work'), I...
Forum: California Spearfishing 01-19-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,474
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Boating Near Beaches

Did you get an answer from Ventura? I had always assumed it was the same as LA County (nothing with an engine closer than 300 yards from shore).

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Forum: California Spearfishing 01-19-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,724
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Recent Trip Reports???

Here are a few from October, enjoy!

Btw, nice calicos Erin!
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Forum: Dive Training for Free Diving or Scuba Diving 12-28-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,114
Posted By growingupninja
PFI Level II in Los Angeles

I don't mean to keep top posting but I've been working hard the past year to earn my intermediate instructor stripes, and I'm proud to announce that I'm now offering a PFI Intermediate classes in Los...
Forum: All Other Gear 12-28-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,939
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Wetsuit Repair - A++++ - Seatux

+1

In all my years of spearboard, Seatux has always been super generous with his time and knowledge.

Thanks, Seattux!!!
Forum: California Spearfishing 12-27-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2,581
Views: 446,449
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Malibu Conditions Permathread

Only hit the deep deep spot and some artificials at 55' yesterday but viz was a rare 25'+ on those artificials...!

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Forum: California Spearfishing 12-27-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Poll: Caffeine
Views: 2,025
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Caffeine

I drink almost half a pot every morning, and in the winter I bring a thermos of coffee with butter and musclemilk on the boat with me, and I eat some sort of bacon and eggs heart attack in morning......
Forum: All Other Gear 12-17-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,344
Posted By growingupninja
Re: neoprene seam tape for wetsuit repair

I was teaching all weekend! On it...
Forum: All Other Gear 12-14-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,344
Posted By growingupninja
Re: neoprene seam tape for wetsuit repair

Thanks for the replies, I will check out the links and pm seatux.

Marco what you are describing works fine for small tears but the open cell smoothskins will 'burst' dramatically if you look at...
Forum: All Other Gear 12-14-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,344
Posted By growingupninja
Re: neoprene seam tape for wetsuit repair

I have no doubt we can do better but what is it called?? :) I think they use actual sticky tape of some sort but if I just had a skinny sliver of neoprene I would glue it in to hold the seam...
Forum: All Other Gear 12-14-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,344
Posted By growingupninja
neoprene seam tape for wetsuit repair

Does anyone know what this is actually called or where I can order it? I need it to fix big tears in my opencell smoothskin suits, and it is used on the inside seams for manufacturing those kind of...
Forum: Member Items 10-06-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 498
Posted By growingupninja
Tohatsu 6hp 4 stroke, 2014 (still under warranty)

Selling my engine, getting a bigger one. It's tried and true. Local pick-up only (Los Angeles).

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/bpo/d/tohatsu-6hp-4-stroke-outboard/6336042956.html
Forum: Dive Training for Free Diving or Scuba Diving 10-02-2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 19,886
Posted By growingupninja
Re: PFI training, now opening in LOS ANGELES

I have some other work obligations that are trickling in so I don't have anything scheduled for October yet, but I should have some dates in either late October or early November, and I should be...
Forum: California Spearfishing 09-16-2017, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2,581
Views: 446,449
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Malibu Conditions Permathread

Dove lower bu yesterday out of MDR. Deep water was really clear, kinda murky in shallower. Santa Monica Bay a few miles out was crystal clear at the surface.

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Forum: California Spearfishing 08-15-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,761
Posted By growingupninja
Re: WSB Picture Thread

Congrats, and looks like some good shot placement, too!

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Forum: California Spearfishing 08-01-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,909
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Open Cell Suit Replacement Question

@apneaandrew the super plush spongy rubbers compress readily so you are a little heavier at depth and also less insulated. For somebody hunting and neutral at 30' - 40' it is a non issue, but when...
Forum: California Spearfishing 07-31-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,909
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Open Cell Suit Replacement Question

Your suit will last WAY longer if you repair it as soon as you notice a problem (glue properly, or glue and blind stitch for bigger rips).

For custom suits Elios is the best value, Oceaner makes...
Forum: California Spearfishing 07-25-2017, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2,581
Views: 446,449
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Malibu Conditions Permathread

Nice. They are around, we got a couple fiftish pounders last week just south of Malibu.

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Forum: Dive Training for Free Diving or Scuba Diving 07-23-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 19,886
Posted By growingupninja
Re: PFI training, now opening in LOS ANGELES

Thanks guys! I don't have new dates announced for Long Beach but I am doing a class Aug 11-13 in Ventura, with the ocean portion out of Point Dume.

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