Here is the Tbar speargun prototype test video.
This speargun was built for entertainment value alone. I do believe this sort of off the wall design helps me rethink my spearguns. Spearfishing with this prototype is quite feasible though. I don’t thing spearfishermen would hesitate one second to bring this thing spearfishing.
The prototype was tested with three of the four bands I intended to use. I also added one kilogram of led to the stock mid test. This made is almost neutral.
The fish shot were walleyes, perch, malachigan and I did some tests on carps.
The advantages include :
- it’s hilarious,
- stops anything in it’s tracks,
- the bar costs nothing,
- the bar is indestructible,
- you can put any amount of power to the bar without fear of bending it,
- you don’t need an integral track,
- you can add a slip tip without changing the balistics,
- the inertia of the bar makes it almost unstoppable (high penetration),
- all the bands can be attached at the very back of the bar (no waste).
The disadvantages include:
- it’s very heavy,
- takes a while to load,
- the recoil is severe,
- taking the shaft back up is like dragging an anchor back to the surface,
- it scares children.