It's the mask i use and love it!
Yes I did! I talked to Gui! He even has a spare Gopro mask mount for me to buy! I can't wait to get it mounted and get in the water! Thanks for all your help!
I'm the one that makes those mounts
sounds like you're ready to go! keep us posted
Hi, did you contact that guy i suggested?
It's a quick thing to get the licence... bad luck...
If people are interested on some Azorean pics and footage maybe I can post some stuff (I usually don't...) but maybe wait for brauny's stuff...
I can't get it too
I believe that our member Marginatus lives on the Azores
Brauny, send me a PM with more information (when, for how long, what you need, etc) and I'll help you out...
I'm not in Terceira but know people that are.
I've read an article about testing rollers and non rollers and, according to the tests, to get the most out of rollers, the band should be pre tensioned...
Even the knife broke
which spear is that?
Please check out the campaign that a couple of talented guys are doing to put out a documentary about spearfishing in the Azores.
The promo video is definitely worth a look...
I use 720p medium FOV @60fps (hero3 black edition)
As Dan mentioned, can't see huge difference from 720 to 1080 that justifies the increased file size... keep in mind that youtube and others compress the files
I use the camera on the gun so if i get a fish it's in frame Wide has too much distortion for my taste. I used narrow but found it too........ narrow
it's much more fluid then 30fps.... footage just seems more real. I found the difference to be much more significant vs 30 fps then using 720p or 1080p.
Why not 120fps then? because if lighting conditions are not optimal, footage get's darker... If each frame is "gathered" in a shorter time interval, less light is "gathered"
This is truly sad....my condolences to his family & friends.
Although we hear many similar incidences...yet most of us ignore the most important safety rule in spearfishing...The Buddy System....not a 100% guarantee...but the best there is in terms of safety
Even with a FRV...there are still factors that can hinder its use.
A couple of months ago, a buddy (who always dives alone and very far from us) shot a G.Traveli (about 30 kg, 66 lb) and was using a floatline.
The fish took off for a deep dive then it suddenly changed direction making a tight circle around our friend which ended up with the floatline wrapping twice around his right foot below the knees and he began to descend and obviously could not use his right foot.
With the left foot only and the power of the big fish, he was drowning and no one could see him...But as we all have our time to go....by a miricale/luck...whatever, a diver just happened to be near and dove quickly to remove our friend's right fin and freed him from the floatline.
He came up unconscious; pale and didn't recall what happened.
DO YOU THINK HE LEARNED THE LESSON.....NO....he still jumps off boat as soon as its anchored and still dives alone.
I'm not sure how the FRV would have helped in this situation?
What if the diver who rescued our friend could not dive at this particular depth?
Suppose if he couldn't and called out for help...could it have been too late?
We practice an extreme sports.....too many variables....but we need to minimize the odds against us as much as possible.
Diving with a friend is # 1 in my book although the guys I dive with never seem to follow this procedure...specially when fish start appearing in numbers.
So I guess we have to start with ourselves.....no fish is worth that extra effort that can kill you.
Yes, the buddy system is the best approach but it has to be one down, one spotting... not 2 guys diving withing 10 m and each doing their thing which is what tend to happen, from my experience. The FRV sure is a plus but a diver that surfaces with mask on and already with water in the airways (trough mouth) most probably won't make it on his own... but again it's a plus as he will be easier to find, the surface arriving sound can alert a buddy close by....
Really sad news
Welcome, too bad spearfishing is forbidden in Germany...
I have a buddy that has one and he likes it... I didn't had much interest as mine is just fine...
I have the mask and love it.
maybe tilt it to the front, and recess on t the wood.
even if just the "eye" doing one cut on each side of it and bending a little down... (maybe not very clear with these words)
I would suggest button head screws on the muzzle for lower profile and overall sexyness
you can also taper the front a bit because once the bands are loaded they'll be thinner and the front can move better vertically too... just a suggestion.
My guess would be to keep it light (thats why i assumed abellans had shorter shafts) so its got the same weight as a 7mm but can be powered up more since its stiffer.
But thats a total guess.
Yep, same mass but thicker (with all it's adavnatages) spear.
ok, ok, and there's also personal preference, what people are used to and what is more widely available...
Back (for me) to the build.