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View Poll Results: Have you ever speared another diver/spearo?
Yes. More than once 4 2.27%
Yes, and it can happen to anyone. 3 1.70%
No 65 36.93%
No, It is easily avoided. 104 59.09%
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:34 PM   #61
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Re: Have you speared another spearo?

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Unfortunately some guns have no safeties. Other guns people forget to engage them. Of course, a truly catastrophic injury can be avoided by not having bands pulled back.
It goes without saying that the bands would always be unloaded before handing the gun up. Ocean Rhino’s have a well designed, very reliable safety and I try to educate those I come in contact with on how and when to use the safety to optimize safe use and minimize gear loss.
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:31 PM   #62
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Re: Have you speared another spearo?

Kevin: I agree, this is a perfect example of where the use of a safety can enhance safety.
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Old 12-12-2018, 07:57 AM   #63
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Had to be done
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