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Forum: All About Kayak Diving 03-16-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,113
Posted By renepotvin
Re: time to change my anchor line

and do another 20 years with it?
Forum: All About Kayak Diving 03-16-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,113
Posted By renepotvin
Question time to change my anchor line

So I've been using the same anchor line for 20 years (i dive quite a bit), and it's still going good but thinking of changing. I don't know what it was made of.

I tried the 100 feet line from...
Forum: Manufacturers 03-15-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,700
Posted By renepotvin
Re: MAKO: Killer Sale on Spearfishing Backpack

Ideal for motorcycle spearfishing! I was thinking of ways to do it while in Baja.
Forum: Other International 03-13-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,627
Posted By renepotvin
Re: How to CATCH FISH with KNIFE Underwater!

Had to do this to catch one lol

http://youtu.be/6mWoRFpLnKI
Forum: All About Guns 03-04-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By renepotvin
Re: slip-tip auto destruct

It's a seller that told me the new SpearMaster sliptips were heat treated. They did that move to satisfy an american distributor according to my source
Forum: All About Guns 03-03-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By renepotvin
Re: slip-tip auto destruct

I didn't hit the reef. This version of the Spear Master (non heat treated) is not sold anymore. It bends like butter.
Forum: Non-Gun DIY Projects and Customizations 03-03-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,927
Posted By renepotvin
Re: ghetto style knife sharpening

oh dude, that's a million times better than my chinese copy of the Frosh knife!
Forum: All About Guns 03-03-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By renepotvin
Unhappy slip-tip auto destruct

So I was aiming for yellowtails. Since I had shot a 45 pounder recently, I used a slip tip on my 150 cm with 3 * 16 mm bands at 3.5 (very stiff considering the lenght).

The shaft was a 7.5mm and...
Forum: All About Guns 02-24-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,269
Posted By renepotvin
Re: 2 shaft speargun, over & under, ebay

Quite the 3d puzzle, I'm seeing 20 different ways, my brain is hurting
Forum: All About Guns 02-24-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,269
Posted By renepotvin
Re: 2 shaft speargun, over & under, ebay

Yeah, it wouldn't be too difficult to come up with a better mechanism lol. Let me try my hand on fusion 360.
Forum: Other International 02-24-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By renepotvin
Re: Golden Trevally

I shoot those for food over most pargos, they are great.
Forum: All Other Gear 02-21-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,552
Posted By renepotvin
Re: Neoprene crushed to nothing, alternatives to yamamoto 39?

seatux, I was given the specifications of all the yamamotos, heiwa and Sheiko...

They don't compare since they used different measures lol. great way to keep everyone from being able to do serious...
Forum: All Other Gear 02-21-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,552
Posted By renepotvin
Re: Neoprene crushed to nothing, alternatives to yamamoto 39?

Yamamoto 39 as it stands now, it looks like i put it in a waffle iron... ...
Forum: All Other Gear 02-21-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,552
Posted By renepotvin
Re: Neoprene crushed to nothing, alternatives to yamamoto 39?

Thanks, I looked at the www.spearamerica.com
The only suit that gives information about it's neoprene is the Pathos Thira and it's Sheiko. Unfortunately, it's only standards sizes and since this...
Forum: All Other Gear 02-21-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,552
Posted By renepotvin
Re: Neoprene crushed to nothing, alternatives to yamamoto 39?

I checked out Elios sub... they sell Heiwa, Nam Liong, Sheiko, NJM ($$$)et Neoflex ($$$).

There is sometimes a great difference in price between the materials, but no explanations,...
Forum: All Other Gear 02-21-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,552
Posted By renepotvin
Re: Neoprene crushed to nothing, alternatives to yamamoto 39?

I may have to go towards less stretchy, it's getting ridiculous

Any suit company recommendation? I remember the Dessault xtend lasting under pressure.
Forum: All Other Gear 02-20-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,552
Posted By renepotvin
Question Neoprene crushed to nothing, alternatives to yamamoto 39?

So... everyone uses Yamamoto 39 it seems. I won't mention brands but that's almost everything available in North America...

I often dive in water that should be frozen, like 0 Celcius or 32 F. To...
Forum: Other International 02-15-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,450
Posted By renepotvin
Re: Baja, cool video, camera drop

Thanks Ross, got a 41 pounder today!

http://youtu.be/6mWoRFpLnKI
Forum: Other International 02-12-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,450
Posted By renepotvin
Post Baja, cool video, camera drop

We were a SAD crew…

Sebastien had landed in La Paz early in the morning. When I picked him up, he bravely (or is it barely?) stood on the airport arrivals sidewalk after a soul destroying 15 hour...
Forum: Other International 02-11-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,117
Posted By renepotvin
Re: magdalena bay, Baja, Mexico

Thanks, that's what I'm trying to avoid. The objective is the pacific side obviously. I hope to have time to attempt it. I have until the 4 of march :( because I'm heading to Gabon :) that's another...
Forum: Other International 02-05-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,117
Posted By renepotvin
Question magdalena bay, Baja, Mexico

About do cross from San Carlos to the beach 6 km west. We want to camp there and fish the bay.

I see some house on the point, any guesthouses there? Anyone kayak dive that area before?
Forum: All About Guns 01-28-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,332
Posted By renepotvin
Exclamation Re: band retraction speed... 14 vs 16 vs 20

I thought the same, apparently that's not true... watch this :

Pink remains pink at 150 while red becomes black almost immediately, go figure

http://youtu.be/AAJjdA6b4Ts

Again, red wetsuits...
Forum: All About Guns 01-27-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,332
Posted By renepotvin
Re: band retraction speed... 14 vs 16 vs 20

So... about color....

http://youtu.be/3rwA4h62s3g

OMG
Forum: Other International 01-23-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,490
Posted By renepotvin
Re: Baja leopard groupers

I keep hitting them. Haven't found a world record yet. I thought I was so close when I shot a gulf grouper of about 30 pounds lol. Here is me retreiving that mother... way deep.

My camera shut...
Forum: All About Guns 01-23-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,332
Posted By renepotvin
Re: band retraction speed... 14 vs 16 vs 20

Look at this minute 440. It's a discussion and test of tapered band vs straight band. It's interesting. I know our 14 and 16 are both non tapered, but it got me wondering about retraction speed vs...
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