The folks at RIFFE International this week introduced a slew of new products at the DEMA Show in Las Vegas, including a “Euro Style Speargun” and a new long-bladed freediving fin.
The new speargun features a one-piece, “five-vertical-laminated teak stock with a deep magnetic track for ease of loading and freeshafting,” according to a RIFFE brochure. The gun has Euroshafts available in Tahitian, Hawaiian or 6mm Thread (6.5mm, 6.75mm, 7.1 mm dia.).
The gun comes standard with two 5/8″ (16mm) looped power bands, and will accept one 3/4″ (19mm) band or three 9/16″ (14mm) bands. Other features include a bolted front muzzle; low-profile trigger; soft-grip handle; soft rear-loading pad; and an automatic side-mounted line release.
The Euro Style Speargun accepts most European reels, and comes in sizes from 90cm to 120cm.
RIFFE also introduced a new pair of long-bladed freediving fins, which the company says is the “longest tapered high-strength plastic fin blade manufactured,” according to the brochure. It is the only plastic fin blade with side rubber channels over the length of the blade, the company says. This helps force the water off the tip of the blade and prevent side wobble, developing more power with less fatigue. And for quiet swimming, you don’t need ankle weights.
The fins come in either closed-heel (sizes 40-42, 43-45 or 46-48) or open-heel (sizes 46-48 only).
Other new RIFFE products include a 3mm wetsuit with loading pad; dive booties with a rubber sole; spearfishing gloves with Kevlar palms and fingers; black silicone diving masks and snorkels; heavy-duty gear and fin bags; a “Silencer Knife”; and a filet knife.
RIFFE head honcho Jay Riffe told DeeperBlue that a new catalog with all the new products would be coming out by the end of October.