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Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 01-02-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,657
Posted By growingupninja
First ever freedive Everest, 148 x 100' dives in a day

Not technically spearfishing but closer to that world than competitive deep diving....

Made a video of the November 12, 2020 Freedive Everest performed here just of the coast of Los Angeles. It...
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 01-02-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,837
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Middle Ear Infection Prevention

Most of us dive with a hooded open cell suit. The vented plugs can seem like a solution but can themselves cause a hood squeeze when the plastic plug seals against the neoprene hood. Happened to a...
Forum: All Other Gear 10-12-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 162,894
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Carbon Fin Reviews

MEANDROS X-PRO

Dove yesterday with these for the first time, courtesy Spear America Southbay. Medium stiffness, Pathos pockets...

Wow, really nice fin and looking like these will be my new...
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 01-22-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,095
Posted By growingupninja
Re: What do you eat before spearfishing to keep energy level up?

As for as actual number of calories burned, I have no idea. I have tracked my own nutrition, read, and studied up on it my entire life since adolescence but never counted calories in the food I ate,...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 01-21-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,921
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Water temps in January?

Thanks! I gave Benthic a call before I left California and am gonna try to go say hello tomorrow. I brought gear but weather has been pretty lousy, just been pool training and then today they didn't...
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 01-21-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,095
Posted By growingupninja
Re: What do you eat before spearfishing to keep energy level up?

[I AM TALKING FREEDIVING, NOT SCUBA]
Short answer:
In cold water (say California in winter), for a hard day of spearing, I like a pretty big breakfast, like 3 eggs, 4 slices of bacon, ideally some...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 01-13-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,921
Posted By growingupninja
Water temps in January?

Do you guys get out much this time of year? I'll be near Destin for a few weeks helping my folks out with some projects and was planning to bring my gear. I've only dove around Destin in the summer...
Forum: General Freediving Area 01-13-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 16,594
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Headache question

CO2 build-up can and does causes headaches but if it's related to CO2 it will come on fast and go away within 20 minutes of normal breathing or surface time. To stop CO2 headaches just take adequate...
Forum: California Spearfishing 03-13-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,118
Posted By growingupninja
Re: WA announcement- PV fishing rights and access

I think they are ticketing now more aggressively. I want to say I've heard of a handful more spearos getting tickets for hopping the fence, and getting stopped and questioned by law enforcement if...
Forum: California Spearfishing 03-06-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,825
Posted By growingupninja
Re: New Spearfishing Club- Tide Reapers

Hit me up when you guys get your first auction organized. I will donate something.

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Forum: All Other Gear 03-05-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 162,894
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Carbon Fin Reviews

Thanks for this tip on the C4 300 pockets. It worked well--a pair of very sharp scissors cuts the material easily. I spent about 10 minutes with scissors, fins, and booties carefully checking contact...
Forum: California Spearfishing 03-03-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,771
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Wetsuit question

Thanks for digging that up. The medium density suits I have been wearing are likely comparable to the Y50 so the Y45 I got last year seems to have more compressibility.

I felt like my Y45 Oceaner...
Forum: California Spearfishing 03-01-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,827
Posted By growingupninja
Northern Channel islands at dawn of human history

Pretty cool to think about next time you are diving one of those rocks!
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Forum: California Spearfishing 02-27-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,771
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Wetsuit question

Sort of.

I remember when Y45 was new, and I remember those same claims, although I think the actual claim was that Y45 was suppossed to resist _permanent_ compression. In practice, my custom...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-26-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,771
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Wetsuit question

OP: you probably would hardly notice the difference until you have been diving for many hundreds (or thousands) of hours in various wetsuits but Y45 is very low density. This means it feels very...
Forum: All Other Gear 01-31-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,741
Posted By growingupninja
Re: best glue for foot pockets

AKA Premium Tire glue. It is good stuff, intended for RC cars. I think Mori was the first to discover it about 3-4 years ago and most of the socal shops use it now. We haven't had any issues. Like...
Forum: California Spearfishing 01-14-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,671
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Newbie question about shorter spearguns

Re: gun on your belt
It is drag, entanglement risk, obnoxiously clattering on the bottom as you are hunting, a pointy thing inline with your calf that could stab you when you get rolled into rocks...
Forum: Dive Training for Free Diving or Scuba Diving 01-14-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 45,438
Posted By growingupninja
Re: How often should I breathe the tables?

Real apnea training and certain kinds of intense spearing will certainly run your iron levels down. Newer divers doing static tables often are not getting hypoxic enough for this to actually happen,...
Forum: California Spearfishing 01-14-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,671
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Newbie question about shorter spearguns

Point blank, in a hole you can easily shoot and land with a 65cm gun a sheephead easily two or three times as big as what will make you and your household sick of sheephead for a good long while......
Forum: All Other Gear 01-14-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 162,894
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Carbon Fin Reviews

I put a selection of blades from the Greek company, Apnea, through some pool testing on Friday...

3 blades, Apnea Aktiv in medium and hard as well as the Apnea Symmetric in medium, all in the new...
Forum: All Other Gear 11-16-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 162,894
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Carbon Fin Reviews

@jhip sure, they make very nice fins. Try to demo a pair as Cetma makes a variety of models and stiffnesses.

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Forum: California Spearfishing 11-07-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,993
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Kaboat

I have beach launched a few times. Easiest is with late model 2.5hp 2 stroke. Weighs 35lbs and can make 5 knots with two or three people. Tohatsu 6hp is pretty good, best power to weight until you...
Forum: California Spearfishing 11-07-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,993
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Kaboat

Ah, gotcha. Yes, weight distribution is a huge thing on the kaboat. I could probably get faster if I had a tiller extender and sat in the middle, plus my engine is really too much for the transom I...
Forum: California Spearfishing 11-07-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,993
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Kaboat

Wow, you are making 22 knots!?!? That is great! I don't remember if we were wide open when you were on mine but with the 15hp Suzuki EFI, 19 knots is about my top speed, although with 3 guys and gear...
Forum: All Other Gear 09-10-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 162,894
Posted By growingupninja
Re: Carbon Fin Reviews

Lost one of my beloved Bluetec Blade fins off the boat yesterday and so broke down and got a pair of Cetma Pranas (thanks Petros and Dave) medium in a Pathos pocket. Here is my first impression after...
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