Custom Divers reinvent the reel
Adaptable reel with sidemount system suits gloved hands
It’s an essential piece of UK diving equipment, and now Custom Divers have reimagined the reel for 2017.
The new Versa has been designed to convert from a standard grip handle to side/hand mount.
easier to deploy underwater, particularly when wearing thick gloves
Reels can be fiddly to deploy underwater, particularly when wearing thick gloves, so this new development is welcome. The side/hand mount system offers an adjustable heavy duty Velcro strap to suit all gloved hand sizes.
The reels can be obtained in either format with optional frame kits available for purchase to adapt the reel to your preferred arrangement.
After deploying a line, by pulling and turning the sprung knob located at the bottom of the spool you can switch between ratchet or free-run functions.
Because of its unique design, the reels are snag-free and the tension of the spool run may also be adjusted to suit individual needs.
The reels are available in three sizes, 40mtr, 70mtr and 125mtr, with a choice of white, neon yellow or pink 2mm line with a breaking strain of 98kg.
The main body is manufactured from precision machined high grade black PVC and all other fittings are made from stainless steel.
Alex Vassallo of Custom Divers said: “the Versa reels were very well-received at their launch at the recent Birmingham Dive Show.”
For more information, check out the Custom Divers website.
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