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Speargun & Polespear Band Sizes

Making your own bands is easy and costs a lot less than buying pre-made bands, but that is not the only reason to make your own bands:

  • Pre-made euro bands do not use the best quality latex. The properties and manufacturing techniques used in the production of latex made in the USA is by far superior to European latex.
  • For Safety reasons, spearos are moving away from metal wishbones. Making your own bands with cord style wishbones allows you to adopt your preferred style of wishbone that is much safer.
  • Metal wishbones also break without warning and can ruin your day. A worn or frayed corded wishbone is easy to spot, giving you advanced notice for a quick and easy change out.
  • You customize the length of your bands, thereby changing the amount of strength needed for loading. Spearos with shorter arms, pre-existing injuries or those that lack the required loading strength can add a couple of inches making it easier to load. Obviously, altering band lengths too far outside the recommended band lengths will alter the trajectory of the shaft. Therefore, for spearos wanting easier loading bands can simply make their bands a little longer. As their strength and loading techniques improve, the bands can be shortened.

 

Speargun Band Length Chart for 9/16" (14MM) Diameter Bands

 

Speargun Model

Short

Medium

Long

50cm

13"

14"

15"

60cm

15"

16"

17"

*Short: More strength and experience required for loading

*Medium: Average strength and experience required for loading

*Long: Less strength and experience required for loading

 

 

Speargun Band Length Chart for 5/8" (16MM) Diameter Bands

 

Speargun Model

Short

Medium 

Long

50cm

N/A

14"

N/A

60cm

N/A

16"

N/A

70cm

17"

18"

20"

80cm

18"

19"

21"

90cm

19"

20"

22"

100cm

21"

22"

25"

110cm

22"

24"

27"

120cm

24"

26"

29"

130cm

27"

29"

32"

140cm

29"

31"

35"

*Short: More strength and experience required for loading

*Medium: Average strength and experience required for loading

*Long: Less strength and experience required for loading

 

Speargun Band Length Chart for 3/4" (20MM) Diameter Bands

 

Speargun Model

Short

Medium

Long

70cm

22"

23"

25"

80cm

23"

24"

26"

90cm

24"

25"

27"

100cm

25"

26"

28"

110cm

27"

28"

30"

120cm

29"

30"

32"

130cm

31"

32"

34"

140cm

33"

34"

36"

*Short: More strength and experience required for loading

*Medium: Average strength and experience required for loading

*Long: Less strength and experience required for loading

 

Pole Spear Band Length Chart

Pole Spear Type Band Lengths Outer diameter Inner diameter FLF Code
Fiberglass Pole Spears        
4' 22"      
5' 24"      
6.5' 24"      
         
Aluminum Pole Spears        
6' 32"      
7' 32"      
         
Head Hunter Pole Spears
       
Predator 40" 1/2" 5/16" R8
Nomad 8' 52' 1/2" 5/16" R8
Nomad 9' 56" 1/2" 5/16" R8
         
Sea Stinger Pole Spears        
2 piece 6.5' 42" 3/8" 1/8" R18
3 piece 8' 50" 3/8" 1/8" R18
         
Evolve Pole Spears        
3 piece 7' 43" 3/8" 1/4"  
         
JBL Pole Spears        
1 piece 6' 24" 3/8" 1/8" R18
2 piece 5'8" 24" 3/8" 1/8" R18
3 piece 6' 24" 3/8" 1/8" R18
         
Salvimar Pole Spears        
5.5' 32" 3/8"    
6.5" 42" 7/16"   R10
         
Neritic Pole Spears        
Big Blue 48" 1/2"    
Blue Bantam 48" 1/2"    
         
Maverick Pole Spears        
Bermudian 8' 60" 7/16"   R10

 

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