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Guernsey 2018

portinfer

Aquatic shopper...
Jul 3, 2003
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Hi Pierre,
I have 4 wooden guns at the moment.

Two measure 130cm from handle to spear tip - one with 79cm of band pull and the other a twin band with 97cm of pull. Big difference in power, range & use.

The other two are longer guns. Both measure 157cm from floor to spear tip. One with a single band at 99cm pull and the other a twin at 106cm of pull. Very different guns.

I think the type of gun is as important as the total physical length.

How do you dive?
Mostly shallow stalking or deep drops?

For me I've tried to use a medium/high mass twin band gun with a 97cm pull and total length of 130cm for most of this year.

It is pretty close to a good all rounder for my style. I mostly do aspettos / drops with some shallow stalking in the mix. I think a gun with a total length of 130cm is quite compact and agile but mine has the mass for more power and longer shots if I need it. Happy to show you if you want.
 
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Tipticiter

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Feb 5, 2007
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Hi Pierre,
I have 4 wooden guns at the moment.

Two measure 130cm from handle to spear tip - one with 79cm of band pull and the other a twin band with 97cm of pull. Big difference in power, range & use.

The other two are longer guns. Both measure 157cm from floor to spear tip. One with a single band at 99cm pull and the other a twin at 106cm of pull. Very different guns.

I think the type of gun is as important as the total physical length.

How do you dive?
Mostly shallow stalking or deep drops?

For me I've tried to use a medium/high mass twin band gun with a 97cm pull and total length of 130cm for most of this year.

It is pretty close to a good all rounder for my style. I mostly do aspettos / drops with some shallow stalking in the mix. I think a gun with a total length of 130cm is quite compact and agile but mine has the mass for more power and longer shots if I need it. Happy to show you if you want.
I have mostly been a shallow Stalker (sounds lie i'm in a confessional:D)as thats what i was comfortable and successful with, but curiosity has got me wanting to see more variety of species, and now am starting to get more confident in deeper ambush (Aspettos?) dives so am on a new hopefully progressive curve.
 

Tipticiter

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Feb 5, 2007
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And that is why you need at least two guns to start with and then over time build your collection like Ed
I currently have 4 guns, one of which i'm converting solely for night dives but the other two are both bulky with 3 bands 9mm spears bought back in the 90's, so i'm trying to play catch up.
 
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Magpie

Apprentice old git
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Jan 11, 2006
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Between us we've dived Grande Havre A LOT. Anyone ever seen a stingray in there? I'd wager she wouldn't know a stingray if she stepped on one. Bet this was a weaver, jelly or just as sharp bit of stone that got infected.
 

Eddy1666

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May 25, 2016
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The lady is a friend of my mum's friend .. she got stung a month ago and has had lots of infections , pain and black puss coming out on the wound the whole time . Apparently it was tested and said to contain something that only comes from sting rays toxins .
I have never seen one in that bay before but to be honest never seen one in Guernsey in any other bay but I am sure they are there sometimes ..
 

Magpie

Apprentice old git
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Jan 11, 2006
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Fair enough, it was the comment that they've seen lots of them in there since she was stung makes me think she doesn't know what one actually looks like.
 
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Eddy1666

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May 25, 2016
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Oh really I didn't read the whole thing.
Sounds extremely unlikely agreed . In that shallow water especially
 

foxfish

Silver Smoker
Dec 31, 2005
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A bit sensational ah but I guess it is possible.
We saw dozens of them in New Zealand, right in the shallows, some were huge, never seen one over here but Derek did see one in perelle.
 

foxfish

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Dec 31, 2005
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I would of been over the last few days but I have an ear infection, i am hoping it will clear up very soon.
I went in last week full of confidence but I did not even see a single sign of a plaice or sole.
 
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