Speargun Band Length Charts for MAKO Spearguns



Making your own speargun 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 by USA Companies is by far superior to European latex. MAKO Spearguns sells only American 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