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BC For spearfishing

Discussion in 'Underwater Hunting' started by black1, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. White Knight

    White Knight Barracuda

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    I use the Zeagle Ranger LTD. It is a back inflating design and doesn't bunch me up a lot in front where I need to chest load my spear gun, etc. It also allows me to "not" where a weight belt--completely integrated. It also had an integrated Octo/power inflator--for spear fishing, I want the less crap hanging off me as possible. By not needing a weight belt, I can put on a belt that I hang various clips on for hooking up fish stringers, game bags, etc. I have used the Nighthawk too, but it holds the weight too high on me to trim out well, so I needed to also use a weight belt--something I wanted to get away from. For comparison, I am not the chiseled broad shouldered, small waist guy you describe yourself as, but I am 6'1" and 205lbs. Somewhat similar I suppose. Good Luck however you decide to go.
     
  2. pescador775

    pescador775 Loggerhead Turtle

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    OK, I think I understand the question now. There is no such thing as a spearfishing BC. However, an open front design does make it easier to control the gun while loading and stringing due to better visibility in the down direction. Also, the wet suit takes the load instead of the BC. Personally, I don't like BC's with rings and pockets. I am a solo diver, mostly into spearfishing, and have no need for flashlights, buoys, integrated weights and stuff. When diving SCUBA, I use a light weight BC without pockets or rings but do carry a whistle attached to the inflator hose. I wear a traditional lead weight belt with a couple of clips attached. Usually, I carry a stringer on one of the clips. The BC itself is the (out of production) Seaquest Dimension 3 which looks a bit like the Zeagle Stilleto but is much more streamlined. It is extremely tough and well made. The adjustment system is complex in appearance but relatively simple to use. Pulling on the waist strap simultaneously tightens the shoulder straps. No crotch strap is needed. It only fits single tanks. My steel, single tanks have six pounds negative buoyancy when empty. Here is a review of the Stiletto by the way, I don't have any info on my BC or my tanks which are also out of production:

    Zeagle Stiletto BCD Review CalvinTang.com
     
  3. black1

    black1 Barracuda

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    Thanks all, i wound up getting the Hollis HD 100 and it feels great on my back, heard good things about it, now i just gotta get in the water, thanks all.
     
  4. Scuba Jade

    Scuba Jade Guest

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    Im hearing good thing abt the Hollis BCD .... are they comparable to Dive rite or Halcyon ?
     

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