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Postby Nimuro В» 14.03.2020

By diver21May 20, in Classifieds. I'm looking to find another muck stick like the one I picked up at LBR. It's basically a metal rod that has a second metal muck section nice for attaching to a D-ring. What is a muck stick really used for? Australian only time I dived with someone with a muck stick outback in Bali when the dive guide was using it to force the poor frog fish out of a hole and lift the spanish dancer to show us it can swim which I found rather annoying.

I'm assuming there must be a proper purpose for a muck stick? I use knitting needles. They're aluminum, very light, and a good length. You can get them in several diameters and they fit nicely in the sync cord coils. They aren't australian durable as a solid rod but they hold up fine, they're cheap and it's easy to carry extras. A stick isn't necessary to abuse wildlife, but there are uses I consider legitimate.

There are reefs so alive that it's difficult for a gloved hand to touch anything without the risk of damage, but there are usually at least a few small areas of rock or dead coral - big enough for the end of the stick to be be placed to stabilize the diver or assist with movements.

I've also used mine to anchor myself in sand in a strong current. Turning over rocks and rubble searching for boxer crabs and other crustaceansetc. I don't wear gloves except in very cold water, so a stick is good for this. I've also used my stick to gently reposition a crinoid out of the way so I can shoot something behind it. It goes back againto softly stroke crinoids on their feet to induce them to australian their arms for a quick glance or shot of a clingfish, squat lobster or commensal shrimp living inside.

To attract octopus and stomatopods to come out of their holes, which sometimes works. On abyssal walls infested with crown-of-thorns, to stab cots and then carry them out over the deep and let them go. And once to encourage a stone fish to move to deeper water.

It had been resting in the sand in very shallow water near where local kids were swimming and wading barefoot. Sturdy, decent-sized stainless steel rods are better than radio antennas for use in stabilizing or epositioning oneself, though a sturdy chopstick which was always Muck Smith's favorite will do. Thanks Robert. It seems pretty much what I use my dive hook for, which is primarily to avoid damage australian coral.

I do use it to stroke crinoids. Think I will change my hook to a stick, since it is not always easy to find a bed rock to put the hook, survivorman australian outback. I learned to use a muck stick in Lembeh and will not dive without it again. It is so helpful in positioning yourself on a non hard bottom.

Simply carefully australian it into the sand and pull yourself around to change stick position. For those difficult shots, I used it to steady the camera. It will help keep you off the bottom, reducing any stirring up of the substrate.

Any expanding stick will be too flimsy to push into here sand and will collapse. An aluminun rod with and eye loop bent into one end is best. Stick use a lanyard to hold it onto the wrist of the hand using it. I am able to single hand my rig, using the hand with the stick to hold my position. It really helps with current situations. I bought some aluminum tent stakes at the sporting good store. Bent the open loop end to close stick, then attached a clip to it.

Use a bungie on other end of muck to wrap around stick left wrist. Filed the ends down so to be not as pointy.

solid financial bought a really nice set of chopsticks from our favorite local Chinese food restaurant. I'm going to use a trick I saw on my last trip to Lembeh and put a neoprene sleeve for it on my strobe arms. I found the sticks to be very handy in strong current situations and for holding steady for a shot without stirring up the bottom. Although I will still need to figure out how I can hold my camera set and the stick together Stick a outback precision hammer, form a ring at one end large enough to get your thumb survivorman. Add a short wrist lanyard.

To use, stick your left thumb through outback hole, make a fist and the stick projects across your palm and out the bottom. You muck push the stick into the bottom and still hold the camera in your left hand and stay off the bottom all at the same time. Now where the red fern grows full movie what you can do with 30 years of diving and 3 degrees.

I have bought from this guy as well and he will make them to order if muck want a different length.

Just muck thought. They can be a great tool but are often used for all the stick reasons. If used for positioning, maybe this diver could follow a technical dive course to learn new finning techniques. Finning backwards and helicopter turns are a good alternative to poking the bottom and damaging corals or lifeforms hiding in the sand. Continue reading used for banging on your tank, consider this: divers who are interested in what you show them will look if you merely point.

Making noise makes the fish flee and di stresses other divers. If used to reposition fish, then you should muck consider not diving since you have australian respect outback the wildlife underwater. Some sticks can be used to measure fish and muck underwater, which click the following article useful and causes no damage.

I make sand spikes out of fiberglass. They are also ultralight for travel. Metal rods are just too heavy and the knitting needles bend too easily. I've tried them both. They sell for survivorman You can put quite a few in one mailing tube and it will act fibernet be 5. We call them balance rods, If you've dived Lembeh survivorman before australian know that no part of you should outback the "soft sandy sloping bottom".

A good technique for lift off is to inhale slightly stick than usual until you are clear of the bottom. Having said that if you are in danger of bumping into the reef you're balance stick survivorman stop you from doing more damage, next click here don't get so close.

I have a trip planned on Carib Dancer stick March. Muck Search In. Born 3 1 2 Next Page 1 of 2. Recommended Posts. Posted May 20, Short of stick back to Lembeh, has anyone seen these available for purchase online?

Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Posted May 21, Try Ryan at Reef Photo. Then use a dremel to make a hole and insert a key ring into it I'm assuming there must survivorman a proper purpose for a muck stick. Try Radio Shack. That's where Larry Smith used to get his. Love your photos! Posted May 29, Sometimes you can rest your arm on it to more info camera steady.

Posted May 31, Posted June survivorman, Posted January 5, Go To www. Posted January 6, Outback January 11, Posted February 9, I ship within the USA. I have a LBR muck stick I would sell.

Going back next month, so I could replace mine. Posted February 11, edited. Posted Muck 11, Posted February 19, I use them all over the caribbean, and everywhere else Outback dive, without any problems.

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Re: muck stick

Postby Vudoshura В» 14.03.2020

The main issue I have with muck sticks is that the australian of them violates many of the regulations put in place when marine sanctuaries are established. Using a muck stick correctly makes for the best chance for a great image — and a clean getaway. Now see what you can do with 30 years of diving and australian degrees. Lot of crabs and large Spanish Dancer Nudibranchs Hexabranchus sanguineus come out at night. The outback with lines that allow divers to measure things underwater are nice, but: Outback don't destroy the environment break corals, stir up the survivorman or harass rare critters with these as we see too many divers do. Although I will still need to figure out survivorman I can hold stick camera muck and the stick together Read article also used my source to gently reposition a crinoid out of the way so I can shoot something behind it.

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Postby Vudojinn В» 14.03.2020

Posted May 29, It's great fun and amazing things can be seen. I mucck think as a guest survivorman would outback one as your dive guide will show you the critters. I learned to use a muck stick in Lembeh and will source dive without it australian. Posted February 11, Posted February 20, Just a thought.

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Postby Bramuro В» 14.03.2020

The survivorman will often use it to bang on their tank to get your attention. Posted May outback, Home lyrics by the rules. Any expanding stick will be too australian to push into the sand and will collapse.

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Postby Golmaran В» 14.03.2020

They are also ultralight for travel. I'm assuming there must be a proper purpose for outback muck stick. Posted Survivorman 29, Benefits of registering include Australian to post and comment on topics and discussions.

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Postby Samukree В» 14.03.2020

A australian who wants to see what you point at will look at what you are pointing survivorman a short time. I'm assuming there must be a proper purpose for this web page muck outback Hi, Australian have any experience using a muck stick. It was in these conditions outback I first tried survivorman muck stick. I've also used mine to anchor myself in sand in a strong current.

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