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Old 11-07-2017, 08:41 PM   #1
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Default Anybody making speargun bands?

Got lots of leftover wishbones...anybody making any bands?
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Old 11-08-2017, 06:01 AM   #2
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Tie you own a simple clove hitch with a couple more tucks. here's a web sight for all the material to make them.
http://www.spearamerica.com/all-gear.html
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KP if you have a problem just PM me and bring them over here and I will help you. West side of Pensacola.
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You've got a local shop in Destin that can tie custom bands for you too. If you are looking for any supplies and/or advice to do it yourself check out our selection and give us a call.

https://benthicoceansports.com/colle...band-materials
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Went to a shop in Destin, gave them some bands/shock cord for something special and said duplicate these I need an extra set. They duplicated them and threw out the perfectly good set I handed to them as a guide.

Miscommunication? Yes. Did they offer to replace the original stuff they threw out even though it would have cost them pennies? No. Will I ever deal with those guys again, nah.
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Old 01-19-2018, 08:48 PM   #6
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Even if you've never made a single band, I can't imagine it taking even a confirmed klutz more than 10 minutes to make the first one. One tip I'll offer is don't cut your string too short. I used 130# Dacron for many years. I can't remember even one failure after I started making 2 wraps of electrical tape around the ends of the band (tie off point) before tying your Clove Hitch.

Making bands a tiny bit long will increase their life a bunch but it will hurt your shaft speed some.

If you'll keep your gun in the shade as much as possible while on the boat, you will extend band life a bit. Of course, bands will keep a long time in the fridge.

Rubber band material has really increased in cost since I was diving but so has everything else.

Inspect your wishbones every time you use them. One of the most serious spearfishing injuries I ever saw was caused by a broken wish bone. It darn near tore a friend's thumb off. I used most every skill I learned as an Army medic that day. I know for certain that it was terribly painful.
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Old 01-20-2018, 08:38 AM   #7
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We used to make ours out of surgical tubing for our 3 band Arbolette guns. Of course, we always made them shorter than stock bands for more speed and power, but we were shooting fish up to 400 pounds.
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