The Pathos Sniper-R is a very interesting and intelligent speargun that offers a “hybrid” shaft propulsion system, which combines the Roller system with the circular one. Also important are the elliptical section rod and the balancing float.
Handle and release mechanism
Handle is the D’Angelo 3 of latest generation, symmetrical for ambidextrous use, and with a 100% stainless steel release mechanism. Compared to the D’Angelo 2 the distance between the trigger and the palm of the hand has been reduced to permit better comfort when using thick gloves or for those with smaller hands. The metal hook for the line is of small dimensions and positioned in the upper part of the handle, with a system that can be interchanged for example with the Laser speargun, a modus operandi typical of Pathos. The release system block is extremely backward to optimize the useable length for the shot. The design of the handle is made so that the upper part is as thin as possible and permits an excellent alignment of the hand with the line of the shot. Handle is made of glass-loaded nylon.
The release mechanism is very much shifted to the rear of the speargun to optimize the total length for the shot. The design of the handle is made to have the thinner possible upper part, aligning at best the hand to the line of aim. The material of the handle is glass-loaded Nylon.
Made of aluminum with extrusion technology called “mild forming“, the barrel of the Pathos Sniper-R 95 has a cuttlefish bone-like section to improve brandishing and, mostly, balancing of the speargun in the water. The barrel is made with “enclosed track“, meaning the shaft guide closes on the shaft for more than 180°, so that the latter cannot come out of the guide even when positioning the speargun upside-down and, in theory, it offers more stability to the alignment of the shaft during the shooting phase.
On the barrel a big float, connected by bonding and named Sepia (dimensions 34.8 x 7.1 cm), is used to achieve a better balancing of the Sniper in the water by lifting the heavier part of the speargun, which is evidently the handle side, due to the 100% stainless steel release mechanism.
Lengths available are 55, 65, 75, 85, 95, 105, 115 and 125 cm.
Muzzle and elastic bands
Extremely advanced and specifically designed for the cuttlefish bone-shaped barrel, the muzzle is complete with Roller solution together with the circular band one, with a smoothness of the lines and shapes that permits, with both bands loaded, to have the latter perfectly aligned, avoiding any negative contacts between the two, which would lead to friction and loss of power. The wheels for the positioning of the bands of the Roller system are slightly cone-like shaped towards the internal part of the barrel to ensure that the bands remain in their guides.
Extremely interesting and practical are the grooves for the positioning and passage of the line, which results in such a way very easily set during the loading phase, with no risk of it coming out from the correct position.
Also very practical is the extension of the small flap in the frontal and lower part of the muzzle, which works as a support to the barb, when positioned inferiorly, of the shaft, so that there is no necessity of using the classic elastic rings.
Standard elastic bands mounted on the Sniper-R 95 are the Pathos TNT Dynamite, 16 mm diameter, red outside and black inside, with very reactive rubber mixture and perfect for deep shots, also where water is cold. These are ideal for Roller guns. The elongation factor is equal to 3.5 for the circular band (booster) and 3.1 for the Roller. The wishbone is made with Dyneema line.
The standard shaft is 7 mm in diameter and 130 cm in length on the Sniper-R 95. The barb is completely external (no machining of the shaft) and is positioned in the lower part, a solution that generally helps to counter-balance the effect of weight that tends to generate a downward component of the trajectory. Material is the high-level Sandvik and the tip is tricuspid.
The shaft has 4 fins, of which one is shifted forward to simplify the loading phase, while the third fin has a hole for the passage of the line.
The list price of the Pathos Sniper-R starts from around 300 € for the 55 cm version, so just at the very top of the best spearguns between 200 and 300€ dossier.
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