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Offline ffjdh

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Re: Beginners speargun?
« Reply #30 on: June 10, 2017, 03:43:40 PM »
Anybody know of any shops in the Bay Area or Sonoma area that carry RA and Pathos guns?  I went to my local dive shop and they didn't carry either and my next closest dive shop doesn't carry any spearguns on hand.

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Re: Beginners speargun?
« Reply #31 on: June 10, 2017, 04:24:20 PM »
They also carry RA at Seals in Santa Rosa
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Re: Beginners speargun?
« Reply #32 on: June 10, 2017, 05:43:31 PM »
RT in Petaluma is the only one I know of besides maybe Kellys Ocean Sports. Call first to make sure they are open. They should be able to get you a pathos. For RA go to Sub surface or Freedive shop.

Red Triangle has a store front?  Id love to check out a pathos first hand and support a local shop.

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Re: Beginners speargun?
« Reply #33 on: June 10, 2017, 05:56:55 PM »
RT in Petaluma is the only one I know of besides maybe Kellys Ocean Sports. Call first to make sure they are open. They should be able to get you a pathos. For RA go to Sub surface or Freedive shop.

Red Triangle has a store front?  Id love to check out a pathos first hand and support a local shop.
I think their mail order only.
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Re: Beginners speargun?
« Reply #34 on: June 10, 2017, 06:00:58 PM »
RT in Petaluma is the only one I know of besides maybe Kellys Ocean Sports. Call first to make sure they are open. They should be able to get you a pathos. For RA go to Sub surface or Freedive shop.

Red Triangle has a store front?  Id love to check out a pathos first hand and support a local shop.
I think their mail order only.

No. There is a storefront in Petaluma. Entire shop, but call to check if they're open.
They finally opened it?
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Re: Beginners speargun?
« Reply #35 on: June 10, 2017, 06:02:06 PM »
I'm pretty certain their store in Petaluma is open now if not very soon. I live in East bay and have a 60, 75, and 90 if you want to handle one.

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Re: Beginners speargun?
« Reply #36 on: June 10, 2017, 06:51:05 PM »
I'm pretty certain their store in Petaluma is open now if not very soon. I live in East bay and have a 60, 75, and 90 if you want to handle one.

I appreciate the offer.  I'd like to check out the Pathos and if all goes well pick one up for a dive trip later this coming week.  If I had a longer timeline I'd definitely take you up on your offer though

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Re: Beginners speargun?
« Reply #37 on: June 18, 2017, 07:32:26 PM »
I ended up ordering a Pathos 60.  Pretty sweet gun.  I was hoping to give this bad boy a try this weekend, but I didn't realize it wouldn't come with any shooting cord. The viability Saturday was pretty poor though, so we just stuck with showing a new ab diver the ropes. 

I've never loaded up a spear with new shooting line so I watched this video:

Anything you guys suggest doing differently or will this work for the Pathos as well?  He said he uses 150lb monofilament, most of the stuff on amazon was 400lb test.  Any issue using the larger line?  Also there are a couple different shockcords attachments (Dyneema, pig tail swivel, and a snap)  any reason to choose one over the others?


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Re: Beginners speargun?
« Reply #38 on: June 18, 2017, 09:47:54 PM »
Last time I needed line I just ordered the 250 lb 100' line and crimps from Amazon.  I think my pathos line is less like 150-200 lbs but don't remember for sure.  I think the 400 is to thick to get a smooth shot but hopefully some spear gun builders or suppliers will chime in. 

As for the connections.  I like the corkscrew pigtail ones because the snap swivels are sometimes hard when my nerves in my arm or my carpal tunnel is acting up. 



As for bungies I just ordered a couple from red triangle when I needed something else but you could build your own. 



Is that a cheaper build it yourself pathos gun.  When I bought all of mine they were complete and ready to use.

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« Reply #39 on: June 18, 2017, 10:34:32 PM »
Pretty sure I ordered a run of the mill Pathos.  I thought it was pretty odd that it didn't have the line with it,  but when I went back and looked at all the stock photos on a few different online stores none of them had any line in the pictures, so I thought maybe none of the Pathos came with them.  Guess I better contact amazon and see what's up.

 

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