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Apeks Lifeline Reel...a brief review

Discussion in 'Lift Bags, SMBs and Reels' started by jagfish, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. jagfish

    jagfish The man behind the fish ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Had a quick look at this spool, but have not had it in the water yet...

    I want to get it in the water to see how negative it is

    Discovery Divers Tokyo Vlog #16 - Apeks Lifeline Spool Review
     
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  2. TripleAech

    TripleAech Angel Fish

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    Hi, Have you tried it? do you think its really worth the extra bucks?
     
  3. ronscuba

    ronscuba Loggerhead Turtle

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    I like the swivel. Might add that to my cheap spool.
     
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  4. TripleAech

    TripleAech Angel Fish

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    Thank you, I am considering buying one, it looks great, but of course the price makes me wonder if it is a good investment or not
     
  5. DevonDiver

    DevonDiver N/A

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    Dan Brown and decompression like this.
  6. ScubaSteve85

    ScubaSteve85 Barracuda

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    Let us know if you're able to track down a similar swivel!
     
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  7. Frod

    Frod Nassau Grouper

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  8. Frod

    Frod Nassau Grouper

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    i have 15 and 35 m versions.

    it is really nice one! light, easy grip both on surface and underwater. flat cave line winds pretty compact and seems pretty strong.

    the only thing that is a "minus" is the material. it is aluminium. so has negative buoyancy. if you drop delrin/plastic ones in the water they still float in front of you for 10-15 secs, enough time to catch it. this ones sinks most instantly. but from another hands, this negative buoyancy helps stabilize the line when your smb is up and floating and you fix line/spool with a double ender.
     
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  9. TripleAech

    TripleAech Angel Fish

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  10. TripleAech

    TripleAech Angel Fish

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    Thank you
     

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