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This is where you will find my opinions and reviews of guns, gear, equipment and other items (usually stuff I own since I don't rate swag yet).

Mon13Feb2012

Oculus R5 GoPro Flat Lens Case

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Bob Diaz | SpearViews | February 12, 2012 | Print
review, GoPro
Oculus R5 GoPro Flat Lens Case
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Hot on the heels of my review of the GoPro Hero2, I felt I would be remiss if I didn't follow up with a review of the case that resolves the one (and only one in my opinion) flaw in the Hero2 design, it's underwater focus (or lack thereof) flaw.  You see, as I wrote about in the Hero2 review the curved lens on the stock case creates a focus fallacy when shooting underwater. It's fairly common knowledge now, so if you want to read about it, you can check out my other review(so I dont rehash it here) but this case is an easy (though not necessarily cheap) fix for the issue along with an enhancement not…

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Fri10Feb2012

GoPro Hero2

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Bob Diaz | SpearViews | February 10, 2012 | Print
review, GoPro
GoPro Hero2
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I finally jumped on the HD bandwagon and bought myself a Hero2 HD digital camera by GoPro. These little beauties have been around for quite a while now so hearing about them isn't exactly news. But since I finally got around to purchasing one for myself and it happens to be that the Hero2 is the biggest leap in performance that they've given these cameras since their launch, I figured I would put in my 2 cents worth.…

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Mon2Jan2012

Riffe N.F. Horizontal Reel

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Bob Diaz | SpearViews | January 02, 2012 | Print
riffe, speargun, euro, review, reel, sporasub
Riffe N.F. Horizontal Reel
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I realized recently that I had overlooked the fact that I had purchased and used some new SpearGear at the beginning of the Summer of 2011 and hadn't gotten around to posting about it (here or in SpearGear). This article is going to be one that definitely crosses over between SpearViews and SpearGear because of the fact that I do own it but I definitely think it's worthy of a review as well. In the end, SpearViews won the coin toss deciding where I would put the article (especially after I read it and realized it was totally SpearViews content).…

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Fri16Sep2011

Hawaiian Sling by HawaiianSling.net

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Bob Diaz | SpearViews | September 15, 2011 | Print
review, bimini, bahamas
Hawaiian Sling by HawaiianSling.net
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Over the 4th of July holiday I was able to break in my hawaiian sling made by HawaiianSling.net (Ray Uppstrom). I had purchased this quite some time ago in preparation for a trip to the Bahamas and I finally got to try it out in the waters around Cat Cay, South Bimini. This isn't your normal hawaiian sling. The design is completely unique and interesting in its approach compared to traditional slings. This sling is much more akin to a bow and arrow than it is to a regular sling and it looks like a laser gun from Star Wars to boot.…

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Mon26Jul2010

FreeDivers USA Spring Steel Euro Shaft

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Bob Diaz | SpearViews | July 26, 2010 | Print
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FreeDivers USA Spring Steel Euro Shaft
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This year at The Blue Wild I was fortunate enough to meet Mike Hickey. I know of Mike from his appearances on Speargun Hunter on the Outdoor Channel with Sheri Daye. Mike was orginally a guest on the show and in later seasons participated as an underwater videographer. Mike is the USA distributor for FreeDivers (FreeDivers USA) spearfishing equipment. I came across his booth and after a great conversation about spearfishing, we started discussing the rising cost of spearshafts specifically. Mike pointed out his Euro style shafts made of a coated (a secret recipe of the manufacturer) spring steel and mentioned that they sell for a fraction of the cost of their spring stainless counterparts from other manufacturers.…

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