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All About Pole Spears & Slings What is it about that traditional method of the early hunter/gatherers under the water? These devices are indeed interesting and effective.

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Old 03-25-2018, 10:29 AM   #1
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Small ID pole spear band?

Would it make sense to try out small ID for a pole spear band?

Is something like 8mm or 10mm rubber even made with small inner diameter?

So many are raving about it for guns, that I was just wondering if anyone had tried it for pole spear yet.

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Old 03-25-2018, 11:31 AM   #2
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Re: Small ID pole spear band?

I have small id band on my neritic big blue. I really like how it punches (single not double band) its 14mm small id band at 360%
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Re: Small ID pole spear band?

Nice! How did you measure to determine the right length for 360% - total length?
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Nice! How did you measure to determine the right length for 360% - total length?
Distance from where i atach my band to where i hold the spear when loaded most of the time. That divide by 3.6
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Re: Small ID pole spear band?

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Distance from where i atach my band to where i hold the spear when loaded most of the time. That divide by 3.6
What did you use for a loop to put your hand in to hold the band. Mind sharing some pictures, I have a Neritic Big Blue as well and thinking about doing an identical setup.
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Old 06-29-2018, 10:41 AM   #6
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Re: Small ID pole spear band?

No photo sorry but its just a piece of strap from old backpack that i tied in a loop to fit mi hand and put a metal marine stainless quick release just in case. If i had to do it again maybe i woukd sew the loop instead of knot and no quick release as i have discovered hand NEVER gets caught.

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Re: Small ID pole spear band?

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Would it make sense to try out small ID for a pole spear band?

Is something like 8mm or 10mm rubber even made with small inner diameter?

So many are raving about it for guns, that I was just wondering if anyone had tried it for pole spear yet.


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Would it make sense to try out small ID for a pole spear band?

Is something like 8mm or 10mm rubber even made with small inner diameter?

So many are raving about it for guns, that I was just wondering if anyone had tried it for pole spear yet.

I have a 13mm single Small ID for my Japanese-inspired DYI polespear. But that may not mean anything as it's my first and only spear...
I loose a bit of band length with the hand strap but I think I make up for it by being able to hold higher loads.



I know they make them down to 12mm, not sure if they make them thinner.
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Old 08-14-2018, 02:51 AM   #8
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Re: Small ID pole spear band?

As for the hand strap, I totally agree with Polespearo - no need for couplings, just make it as simple as you can. If you do intend to put a shackle or similar in the "power train" then make sure it's at the hand end and not the spear end. Reason being if something snaps, you don't want a piece of metal flying towards you.

Here's a bit more about how I made mine (check both pages of that thread):
http://spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=189986

I went a bit overkill, but I had the time, so why not. But you can make it much simpler.
I have had the spear out only on two trips (Japan and Indo) but I really like the strap and the rest hook. I am fairly sure that combination makes me able to holder stronger band loads.

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Old 08-21-2018, 02:11 PM   #9
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Re: Small ID pole spear band?

We have been using small ID bands for polespears for several years now.
http://www.spearamerica.com/what-we-...er-tubing.html

If you chose color black you will notice we have it in 12mm and 13mm.
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