Bob Leite of Cressi introduced DEMA 2015 attendees to the new Cherokee Ocean speargun this week.
Available in 90cm, 100cm, 110cm, and even a 120cm length, the Cherokee features an anodized aluminum barrel, open muzzle, 7mm spring steel shaft, shark fin band tabs rather than the common notched design.
The trigger is a stainless steel modular design, and the upper end of the gun is wider, providing a bit more air volume and buoyancy toward the front to stabilize the shot.
The 7mm spring steel shaft has no undercut behind the barb, which is typically a weak spot in many shaft designs. Likewise, the flopper is a bit lower on the shaft to prevent roll-off on longer shots. The gun uses spectra bands instead of the slotted shaft ends. There is also a rest tab, which is particularly useful on the longer models. The Cherokee comes prerigged complete with swivel, and slide-on reels are available.
Cressi‘s low-volume mask line is being augmented to include green mask skirts for additional camouflage opportunities. Cressi‘s Nano Mask is their lowest-volume mask and retails for US$90. Leite provided a quick tutorial of their Nano Mask’s innovative design. — By Branon Edwards