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Based on Shark Shield's advertising, do you believe that proper usage of a Shark Shield keeps you safe from shark attack?

Yes.
17 (27%)
No.
12 (19%)
Unsure.  But having one can't hurt.
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Voting closed: October 08, 2015, 11:04:35 AM

Topic: Shark Shield - Yay or Nay  (Read 5221 times)

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trianglelaguna

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so the  'freedom 7' (the one for kayaks and divers) is 649$ before tax and shipping , on their main site ,as of 9/30/15

some dive shops -kayak shops that support the 10% ncka may be able to beat that and offer some ad ons??? not sure

one way I and  multiple members have gotten lucky and got a new one--is to try and attend a presentation by their official reps at a shop or event etc--I got a great deal and have since talked to others here who got the same deal at other presentations at shops...not a ton cheaper but -50$ ,and a soft case, and a beefed up 3 yr warranty and hand shake- contact name -etc

I am buying a second one now and sent a email today 9/30/15 asking the Company  for info on any upcoming rep presentations on the Ca coast---waiting to hear back

I also had wondered if members might get a deal on a dozen -or the like- if enough folks had an interest???

below is the link direct to the site and the page with the kayak /diving model
I looked and do not see the menu for the extended warranty

https://sharkshield.com/shop/freedom7/
« Last Edit: September 30, 2015, 06:04:43 PM by trianglelaguna »
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Yeah, I was wondering if they do group buys, to get more than 10% off.
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I am getting one as soon as I get the extra $$$.

Is it because you used Pshermans shark shield and it worked? :P

Ill get one if it ever comes down in price a few hundred. 


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Where did you shark shield owners purchase them?What's a fair price?Thanks tiny

I got mine from red triangle spearfishing when they became a nor cal rep.  I think he ran out after their presentation but was waiting for more.  Doesn't hurt to give them a call. 

As for a fair price I think if you can get it at or below six you will be saving from those retailers who jack the price up.  Based on how many expected full charges the battery is supposed to handle that's only $2 a fishing day for a little piece of mind.  I know people pay $8-10 to launch many spots and lose a bunch of cash on lures and lead so that's what finally sold me (really my wife made me get it).  I am logging my dives and recharges to see how it plays out in real life. 
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its insurance, if you like insurance then why not


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its insurance, if you like insurance then why not

+1. I've had mine for 4 years and have only gone a few hours otw w/out it. The battery lasts amazingly long and usually outlasts your will to fish.
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its insurance, if you like insurance then why not

More like preventive health care. 
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Yay !  for it !        ,,,   Nay, I don't have one. 
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After this last weekend, I'm gonna get one. I missed Red Triangle's presentation because of work, so I'm hoping there will be another presentation sometime soon.
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After this last weekend, I'm gonna get one. I missed Red Triangle's presentation because of work, so I'm hoping there will be another presentation sometime soon.

I too have become SS curious and hope there will be another presentation soon, standing by for more info.

Better late than never I guess.  :smt044
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here is the response I got today on their FB page 10-1-15

"Hi Craig, we don't have anything scheduled at the moment - possibly November or December...but we have to work around a scuba diving conference in November, plus Thanksgiving so timing is tough!"

so then-
I tried to re structure my email for a one time solo request for another deal and as a follow up effort ,mentioned some of us 6-12  members possibly striking a deal in -bulk order-group buy???

waiting to hear back
« Last Edit: October 01, 2015, 05:10:28 AM by trianglelaguna »
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I am getting one as soon as I get the extra $$$.

Is it because you used Pshermans shark shield and it worked? :P

Ill get one if it ever comes down in price a few hundred.

Yep, I was impressed.  I've only used it once going after RF and Lings.  It didn't turn the bite off. 
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it did stun the shit out of a giant yellow eye I released, that bumped it as I was trying to  push it away with my paddle during big wind and swell --get it to go back down---note to self dont let fish i'm releasing touch the shark shield---and try and bring the big lings and butts over for a quick touch before landing lol

the big 5-7 lb yellow eye was very puffed up and was difficult to get to go down but was trying and doing better--then it bumped the S shield , and was floating along vibrating and  rigid finned-rock hard...was not good
« Last Edit: October 01, 2015, 06:53:47 AM by trianglelaguna »
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.

People arenít supposed to look back. Iím certainly not going to do it anymore.Ē
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Is it like putting air bags in cars ?    Don't need it unless there's an accident.  even then there's no assurance of protection.     In 40+ years OTW,  I've not needed one... Yet. :smt005

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