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 :
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,
The year I decided to use the Renesub Spearguns exclusively, I won the North Atlantic Championships. To win the Championship and earn the very pompus title of North Atlantic Champion, well it sounds grandiose, you have to accumulate the most points during the Open Competitions of the North Atlantic States that have a counsel. In 2009 and 2010, I had to compete in the New York Open, Massachusetts Open and the Rhode Island Open. I won both years. In 2011 I was busy kayaking from Miami to Montreal (http://miami2montreal.com). It took 114 days.
I think the gun with its extra range enabled me to score some very decisive points.
Winning the trophy in 2009, you can see my name on the trophy since I had won it in 2003.
This is me winning the first competition of 2009 and realizing what an advantage I had.