Spearfish Pinocchio - one of the most versatile and robust spearguns on the market just got better with new muzzle, shaft and bands options and a couple of addittional lengths!
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|Speargun: Muzzle Type||Combined|
|Speargun: Track Guide||Extruded Rail|
|General: Best suited for||Spearfishing|
|Wishbone: Type||Bridle Caps|
|Bands: Outer Diameter||18.00 mm|
|Bands: Internal Diameter||3.2 mm (Standard)|
|Shaft: Diameter||6.25 mm|
|Shaft: Floppers||Top Flopper (Tahitian)|
|Shaft: Fins||Smooth Notches|
|Shaft: Roller Fin||Yes|
|Speargun: Tube Material||Aluminum|
|Speargun: Bands Number||2 pairs|
|Speargun: Tube Diameter||26 mm|
|Speargun: Loading Butt||Yes|
SPEARFISH PINOCCHIO V2
The speargun that does not lie...
Spearfish Pinocchio proved to be one of the most versatile spearguns on the market. Our goal was to make a speargun that is easy to handle, deadly sharp and very durable - this is PINOCCHIO!
And we made it even bettwer! Pinocchio V2 now has a new muzzle allowing the same ease and speed of loading, while improving the balance of the shorter versions of the gun. The new muzzle, intended for target shooting guns offers approximately 5 centimeters continous guiding after the shaft leaves the opening and prevents its tail dropping. Having an additional bands opening, we can offer now longer versions of the gun.
We improved the shaft and now it's a 6.5mm HRc 47 very hard one with the last notch positioned less than a centimeter from the trigger opening. By changing the shaft we squeezed an aditional 2 cm loading length and now the gun can be even more powerful.
We didn't stop there and now we use better Primeline bands too. Combined with muzzle adaptors, the first pair is now tied and you can easily replace it with any bands sold by the meter.
The 75 and 82cm lenths come with a single pair of 18mm bands but you can request the gun with 2 x 14mm by special order. The 90 cm and 100 cm lengths are offered with 2 x 14mm bands by default.
The main low vis speargun cannot be long. During the active summer season, the sea water is often murky. The visibility close to shore rarely exceeds 4 m and, in the shallows, can be less than 2 meters. The long speargun is obviously unsuitable for any hunting except at the clear deep reefs.
The gold standard for length for many years was 90 cm, but unfortunately this mantra is rather obsolete. The plankton bloom during the past 20 years has become so intensive, that even a 90 cm. gun becomes too long. That is why we made Pinocchio in two basic lengths 75 cm or 82 cm. It is proven that these are now the most comfortable lengths for ambush reef hunting in low visibility with the 75 cm being preferable for the minimum visibility you will face in the shallows during the summer months. This length not only guarantees successful hunting of your regular ambush species but is also suitable for hunting in the holes. Furthermore, the construction of the temporary spearguns allows you to squeeze more power from a shorter body and longer shots with standard gun is now possible. If you choose the 82 cm version, you will successfully cover the also the months with clearer water.
Following the low-vis success, we now offer Pinocchio V2 in 90 and 100 version for clear water as well.
When shooting in low visibility you need two things – fast reaction and manoeuvrability. Most shots will be practically “from the hip” because you will not have enough time for careful aiming. With short guns, the manoeuvrability depends mostly on the length and not the body shape, which makes rather unnecessary the bigger investment in rhomboid or “cuttlefish bone” tube cross-shape. Pinocchio’s tube is cylindrical, manufactured from aluminium 6063 with diameter 28.5 mm and has extruded full length shaft. The wall thickness is 1.2 mm. The full shaft guide guarantees the stability of the body and eliminates entirely the possibility of reduced sharpness of low power shots from first notch.
The tube was painted with scratch resistant ceramic dye and is made watertight with rubber plugs, additionally sealed with waterproof adhesive. This guarantees that Pinocchio will neve “drink” any water and when necessary, you will be able to easily replace the body components.
Do not be surprised by our choice of muzzle for Pinocchio! It was not a random one.
Frankly, the only plus of the open muzzle, namely the “clear aiming line” is a result of the marketing efforts of the manufacturers. It allowed them to offer something new and at the same time – to reduce the manufacturing price of the speargun as it requires less complex detail and less material. The open muzzle does allow unobstructed aiming along the full length of the shaft, but unfortunately almost all designs bring three main disadvantages – slower preparation of the speargun, worse positioning of the bands, increased recoil.
These are the first three reasons why we decided to choose a sa closed muzzle and pair of bands. Nothing can beat the sharpness of the pair of bands leading the shaft straight ahead without pulling it downward. With this muzzle you will stop wondering how to compensate for the reduced sharpness. You will not need to change the position of the shaft flopper or look for the “sweet spot” of the bands thickness/length ratio to stop the shaft going high or low. With Pinocchio we have sharp and fast instinctive shots with the shaft going exactly where your arm points.
Finally, the increased average number of shots in the shallows makes the preparation of the speargun between the dives one of the most annoying things. It steals from the total diving time, disrupts the surface resting and the breathing cycle. With Pinocchio’s muzzle you won’t have such problems – you just put the shaft in, attach the line to the release and load.
We gave Pinocchio V2 a muzzle originally intended for underwater target shooting. It improved the balance of the gun making the front lighter. It provides approximately 5 cm more guide which prevents the tail of the shaft from dropping after leaving the muzzle. It retains one of the main advantages of Pinocchio - the ease and speed of loading but allows also for longer versions of the gun with two 14mm bands as our customers requested.
BANDS, WISHBONE AND SHAFT
Pair of 18mm Primelines and straight shot at 3.5 meters. That is all you need. Let us be honest with ourselves - a long shot at 5+ meters in most shore environments is needed once in every 100 cases. If you need it more often, it means you need to improve your ambush. So, a constant struggle with heavy an cumbersome speargun is not worth it, unless you hunt in very clear water. All Pinocchios now come with tied bands with muzzle addaptors on the top pair. It's even cheaper now to replace your bands by buying them by the meter.
We improved the shaft of Pinocchio V2 by using a 6.5mm, 17-7 stainless steel, HRc 47 hardened tahitian shaft with 3 dyneema notches. We ensured the advantage of using a smooth notch shaft and we offer Pinocchio with a dyneema wishbone to keep your fingers from harm. When the dyneema is to be replaced you can do it just as easy as with any tied bands speargun. Pinochio is a strong speargun with a fast shaft and your feedback showed us that a soft shaft that can be straightened in the water has also its disadvantages. So we went for a hard one. We also made the gun stronger by using a shaft with last notch positioned so close to the trigger it squeezed 2 cm more loading length!
HANDLE AND TRIGGER
The reason why we had to wait for nearly 15 years to assemble our own branded gun was the handle. We were failing to find a robust comfortable handle that will ensure both steady grip and proper aiming angle for those instinctive shots we must make. MVD gave us this new handle and the idea of Pinochio immediately became reality. It fits extremely comfortable in even larger hands while its weight is reduced by taking out material in non-stress points. Furthermore, it has a lateral opening to serve as a main band invert roller anchor point if you ever decide to use it in such setup.
The main material of the handle is UV resistant Zytel® by DuPont™, which guarantees that it will not burn and become fragile over time – a common problem for many lower end spearguns. The grip itself is made of NYLABOND™ by DuPont™ and if you wonder – the openings at the back sides are for reducing its weight. We chose the green grip colour for Pinocchio which we consider the best for reef fishing.
The loading butt of Pinocchio is comfortable and wide – a commonly underestimated feature, when you need to load as frequently as in the Black sea. Despite its size, the loading butt does not compromise the aiming in any way.
Pinocchio’s handle comes with the proven MVD reverse trigger allowing total load of up to 345 kilograms. It is made entirely of stainless steel and offers lateral line release reversible for use with left or right hand.
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