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Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 01-27-2019, 08:17 AM
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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 About Pole Spears & Slings 01-20-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 57,419
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 Pole Spears & Slings 10-30-2017, 01:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 57,419
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

Thanks man!
It's basically just a combination of having too much time on my hands (I am a freelancer in a market with not enough work...), having a nerdy side and luckily access to cheap parts and...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 08-14-2017, 08:12 AM
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Views: 57,419
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

The dyneema came in today. I ordered 0.5mm and 0.8mm and went with the latter. Made the wrap and coated with epoxy. Below is a pic during its curing.

http://i.imgur.com/xedsimk.jpg

If I ever...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 08-13-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 57,419
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

Rest Hook Attachment Point
As mentioned I don't feel like having a loop of dyneema as the attachment point for the rest hook is the best solution. The dyneema tends to flop around when you try to...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 08-05-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 57,419
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

I heard it from a few locals out on Miyako-jima though they didn't seem to be too bothered themselves... But I'll keep asking around, could be misinfo and I really hope so.
Will def let you know and...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 08-02-2017, 11:36 PM
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Views: 57,419
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

A slightly sad update...
Ran out of time in Okinawa and only ever got three sessions in in shallow water. Also, Oki might have changed their regulations this year. It used to be that polespears were...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 07-28-2017, 01:04 AM
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Views: 57,419
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

No fish yet, only had two water sessions and not knowing the spots here, I am kinda swimming blind. Turns out, the two places we hit, were very shallow. Pretty though;-).

As for the hunting, I...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 07-20-2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 57,419
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

Thanks so much, John. And thanks for taking the time and sharing tips and good, constructive criticism on this project:-).

Traveling through Japan right now and lugging way too many bags (camera...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 07-19-2017, 02:08 AM
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Views: 57,419
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

Thanks so much:-). I called in a favor from a local friend here in China who then called in another favor. But in the end, I think we did get charged. But it was affordable. Not all of it was CNC'd,...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 07-18-2017, 01:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 57,419
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

A quick note on my slip tip rigging. I went with pretty much the same method as Headhunter (which, again, I think is lifted from the Japanese spearos) except I eliminated the wire loop Headhunter...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 07-12-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 57,419
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

It's steel, but they are just pretty tiny. The longer ones are indeed solid weights, just to have a bit more punch, if needed. Though we will see how well it works in real life.


Sent from my...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 07-10-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 57,419
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

Prepped the connectors by roughing up and degreasing the glue surfaces. Then spliced the 3mm dyneema lanyard onto them (the other end will be tied):
http://i.imgur.com/5TXsQZL.jpg

I don't have...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 07-10-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 57,419
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

Came home from my Korea assignment just now to find my connectors sitting outside my door.
http://i.imgur.com/k8EiWE5.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Lnh6l0r.jpg

They are a bit rough around the edges...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 07-03-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 57,419
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

Yeah... Thing is, I am not sure what I can do with a big GT on a small island when it's just me and the girl...

I have seen some pretty neat vids of local spearos taking big GTs (don't know how...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 07-03-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 57,419
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

Made one more strap - this time a bit more simple as I left out the slider. The only other thing I changed was the little stainless steel tube that the wishbone dyneema attaches to.

Old strap at...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 07-03-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 57,419
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

Hi Aaron,
Thanks for the all rambling/info, much appreciated.
I did read some anecdotal evidence from you in old posts about designing and making stuff for spearos based in Japan. I think the most...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 07-02-2017, 03:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 57,419
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

Can't take credit for the heat shrink thing at all, I have seen it on Japanese polespears (except they don't seem to use o-rings) but it could be the easiest way to do this and the grip with PU...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 06-30-2017, 05:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 57,419
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

Grip
I also received some heat-shrinkable grip. I think it is used for fishing poles and I have seen some of the Japanese spearos use it, too. Again, for about two bucks for each meter/yard, it is...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 06-30-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 57,419
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

Resting Hook and Finalized Hand Strap
I made a resting hook so the first strap is done now.
Didn't go with a spoon, though I think it is still an easy option. Instead, I found some stainless hooks...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 06-27-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 57,419
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

I actually managed to cut the dyneema twice on the sharp bend in the SS tube which wasn't too surprising given that I had not deburred the drill holes at all. So, I used some abrasive string and...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 06-25-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 57,419
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

Hand Strap V1
While waiting for my connectors, I set out to make the hand strap.
A lot of this stuff, e.g. nylon webbing, is dirt cheap in China, so I ordered a few different sizes and settled on...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 06-21-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 57,419
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

Oh no, Ren. I was hoping you'd say the opposite, haha.
I do think the math is for thinner bands (same power at longer stretch) as they will have more "travel" at which they can exert force on the...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 06-21-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 57,419
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

In preparation for the assembly and rigging of the spear (waiting for parts) I did a test of some of my Primeline Small ID rubber. I know that I can pull about 45lbs and hold it - that was on a tube...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 06-20-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 57,419
Posted By Diving Gecko
Re: Help Needed, DIY Jap Style Polespear

Bands - Slim and long or Fat and Short?
I touched upon this earlier on in the thread but no bites yet.
So, let's try again:-)

I have some Primeline Small ID bands in many different sizes and...
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