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Old 03-25-2018, 02:35 PM   #1
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Are these blue slings still usable only the blue outside layer of rubber is cracked.
I think if either break it couldn't snap back and leave a mark slings are to short to snap back to rear of gun correct.

I haven’t used my 41” speargun in proballey over 8 years it’s been in the closet that long.

Would like to have it on hand this cobia season.

edit: I'm shooting from the deck of a vessel.

So are these slings still usable
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Old 03-25-2018, 02:39 PM   #2
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It looks like an abrasion, like it scrubbed up against something.
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actualley I think it's dry rot like a trailer tire.

this area of sling is under alot of preasure the rest of slings look good.
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8 years old, replace them.
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Definetly not. We use about 36 similar bands on our Rockwall, broke 4 yesterday that looked similar. All less than 6 months old
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if either break it couldn't snap back and leave a mark slings are to short to snap back to rear of 41"gun correct. JBL magnum
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Best way to punch yourself in the nuts with both fists at the same time on earth. Especially from the deck of a boat. Then poke a hole through the top of your right hand. Ask me how I know.
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Replace them or they will break on the money shot
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Yeah definitely change those bands.

And always know when your safety is off....or you'll see the biggest gag you've ever seen and just scare him away.



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Wirelessly posted (Brandon's iPhone.)

Canít believe Iím the first one pointing this out but, I gotta ask is your plan really to shoot the cobia from the boat? Seems like a great idea to shoot one and pull in a green cobia or shoot one and not pull it in...
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