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 Posted: Sun May 22nd, 2011 10:59 am
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Spearlover wrote: Hi guys

I am looking to buy another speargun... For about R800-1000 At the moment I have a Rabitech Stealth pro 120cm with 18mm powerband.  But the problem is that I find it very hard to handel in the water (I am only 14 years old).  I only do shore dives of the coast of KZN and only shoot small reef fish so what gun do you recommend???? And what rubbers????? I will REALY appreciate honest  advise  SAFE DIVING!!! 


Hi Divan

A shorter gun is usually easier to load. If you can grab both sides of the rubbers with the gun already  against your chest then you will not have to strain as much.

Having said that the gun that you have is good for the clear blue waters that you are likely to encounter up there and it would be a pity not to have access to a valuble tool.

You could look at the rubbers that you are using but too much loss in power might defeat the purpose of having a longer gun and its  reach.

One thing that you might consider is doing a little resistance training.

Given your age, I would seriously recommend that you speak to a physio or similar professional before beginning any training. Your joints are still growing and you can really do yourself a harm!

There is plenty time when you are older to stuff up your joints. (My friends who were in the army had the knees of a 70 year old when they were in their late 20's!)

Another friend of mine becomes super man after a few drinks and only works out that he is Clark Kent when he wakes up the next morning with sprains.

He has been gifted with the ability to predict the weather from the scar tissue in his shoulder but that is a story for another time and a superpower that he would rather do without.

Take the gun with to the physio and explain what you would like to be able to do.

They might recommend lighter weights and inclined fly movements.

You kind of do a bench press in reverse.

good luck