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Old 12-03-2011, 06:50 PM   #151
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Re: The freediver's safety vest--IT'S ABOUT TIME!

Love the way you think bud....I hope he gains momentum or we are screwed.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:59 PM   #152
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Re: The freediver's safety vest--IT'S ABOUT TIME!

Speedy, do you mean to say this vest you use is made for the navy or for sailing enthusiasts? Where could I look at a few?
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:38 PM   #153
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310 diver your hitting every post with your video. All the while derailing significant posts. Cut the sh:t.
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:32 PM   #154
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Re: The freediver's safety vest--IT'S ABOUT TIME!

WHAT DO THESE THINGS RETAIL FOR? As far as being mechanical and subject to failure, so is scuba..
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:28 PM   #155
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WHAT DO THESE THINGS RETAIL FOR? As far as being mechanical and subject to failure, so is scuba..
http://www.oceanicss.com/order-MKII-domestic.htm
The FRV Mark II is currently $1500 on the website, (and they're a sponsor of Spearboard to boot.)

I believe, back when the MK II came out, that Mr. Maas mentioned that this second iteration of the vest was simpler in design AND cheaper than the first.
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Old 10-25-2015, 07:30 PM   #156
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Re: The freediver's safety vest--IT'S ABOUT TIME!

any updates from users on the latest model...?
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Old 10-25-2015, 07:43 PM   #157
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any updates from users on the latest model...?
They are great , un- noticeable after around 10 min of use . Worth every penny
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Old 10-22-2016, 01:27 PM   #158
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One of my best friends have a SWB episode while I was diving with him some 20 years ago. He blacked out about 20 feet from the surface. By the time I swam over him and descended, he had dropped to almost 50', well beyond what I had ever free dove before. As I grabbed him by the collar and started back up, I thought there was no way we would make it, but the Lord gave me the strength, and we made the surface. Upon raising his head above the water, he started coughing and woke up, not even realizing he had passed out.
This safety vest will undoubtedly save many lives, that dive buddies would be unable to. Kudo's to these guys for the time, money, and effort they are investing to develop this. Is this the one Sheri Daye had some input on?
Wow ! You should write a detailed article about the experience you had saving your friend.
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Old 10-22-2016, 02:49 PM   #159
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any updates from users on the latest model...?
I'll second Phil on that one. The MK 3 is amazing. It didn't even take this user 10 minutes to forget it was there, I never think about it once I strap it on. The only time I realize it's there is when I watch videos after the fact and notice I was wearing it. For the amount of money the typical spearo spends on guns, gear, gas, not to mention a boat, it would be foolish (IMHO) to ever make another dive without one.
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Old 12-24-2016, 09:44 PM   #160
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Re: The freediver's safety vest--IT'S ABOUT TIME!

I will be the third - really slim have tried to have it activate in various conditions - works perfectly every time.

It's also clear a lot of thinking went into the design, and that it is a mature product worth every penny. Can't thank Terry enough.

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Old 03-17-2017, 03:25 AM   #161
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http://www.freshwaterworlds.com/wp/usa-2017/videos/
Could use a little help promoting this World Spearfishing Event.
Our US team still has opening for women and Juniors and Masters 60+
But our foreign divisions have lots of opening.
Please review the web site above and call me with any questions
I really appreciate the help in passing this on
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:14 AM   #162
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I respect your wish to promote the event, but do you really think spamming each and every thread in each and every part of the forum with it will help?
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Old 03-17-2017, 05:46 AM   #163
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http://www.freshwaterworlds.com/wp/usa-2017/videos/
Could use a little help promoting this World Spearfishing Event.
Our US team still has opening for women and Juniors and Masters 60+
But our foreign divisions have lots of opening.
Please review the web site above and call me with any questions
I really appreciate the help in passing this on
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I respect your wish to promote the event, but do you really think spamming each and every thread in each and every part of the forum with it will help?
I agree SubSub and deleted nine of these spam-like posts, but not all of them.

Mike, I left up some of them as I know what a great proponent of spearfishing competitions and good guy you are.

Is there a master thread you started on this event?

Send me a PM to discuss promotion ideas.

Thanks, Tony
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Old 03-17-2017, 06:38 PM   #164
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Re: The freediver's safety vest--IT'S ABOUT TIME!

Well since this thread came up anyways, may as well give another bump for the FRV. My new MK3 continues to be flawless and I use it once a week on average. I throw it on even when I'm not going deep. It's so "invisible", there's no point leaving it at home. Would continue to highly recommend to everyone.
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