The DR series (timber enclosed track double roller) was the original speargun that we took to market back in 2014. We started our journey into speargun building with rollerguns as to us they simply make sense and we wanted to bust the myth that rollerguns are hard to set up, run or load.
The benefits of a well designed and correctly set up roller gun are significant as most spearos will attest, and we have taken this to the next level with the evolution of the timber DR series.
We have called this model the D-Revolution: an evolution of the first DR series, and a revolution in double roller philosophy.
Simply put, the enclosed track design, stock mass, next to no recoil combined with the precision accuracy of the D-Revolution means that no carbon rail gun will ever compete with the brute power, agility and precision ability of the D-Revolution.
With almost a decade of out of the box thinking, development and testing, continued improvements in materials and fine tweaks in design we have in front of us what we believe to be the epitome of roller spear gun art, where form and function combine, the D-Revolution is here!
Hardwood timber is perhaps the ultimate and sexiest medium for any handcrafted speargun to be composed of. Not only does the aesthetic appearance and energy feel of a timber gun appeal to the eye and the holder, but the medium also has unparalleled peak performance properties such as neutral buoyancy and a solid mass combining to create weightless dynamic tracking and recoil absorption.
The D-Revolution is a Rosewood, carbon fibre enclosed track, double roller that utilizes our newly developed full ceramic bearing inset rollers, the ever-strong, smooth and reliable Aquagat reverse trigger mechanism and our in-house designed and created 'Glock grip' along with our double band anchor/reel mount components.
We have also added the finer details that a model of this level deserves such as 2 fully adjustable ballast points so that you are able to adjust and balance your D-Revolution precisely to the gram the way you wish it to feel and handle front and rear.
The style shaped Rosewood hardwood stock is oil drenched/finished and the carbon fibre enclosed track on the D-Revolution is epoxy set creating further strength and lateral rigidity of stock.
Here at Aquagat Speargun Art we create our own roller sheaves this way having the speargun shape, design and tolerance ability not based around the roller sheave size, but of all our desired speargun design specs.
This is something unique to Aquagat Speargun Art and something we have taken full advantage of.
To this extent, we wanted this evolution of the DR series to be slightly thicker in the stock to create more mass, whilst still being very thin and as hydrodynamic as physics allow to keep tracking at a premium. We then style shaped the stock to recess the bands, add mass and to keep tracking ability, stability and style at a premium.
We didn't want any standard fittings to hold the bands in place either so we designed a bespoke double band anchor which is recessed into the stock, reinforcing strength and secured with 4 fixings. This band anchor also has threaded points for the Aquagat 'Keep-It' reel to screw straight in.
To that end, the D-Revolution is THE most versatile speargun in the Aquagat line up as it is just as at home taking down Marlin, Tuna and any other large pelagic species as it is on the coral bommies sniping reef fish.
This is attained by the ability to detune the power by loading just one band (or unloading one band on the fly), and with the compact and beautifully balanced nature of the D-Revolution it is a pleasure to use for both applications.
There simply is no other blue water gun on the market that achieves what the D-Revolution does with such ease.
Set up to breakaway, run a float line, run a reel, run a 7 or 7.5mm shaft or we can even build to spec upon request a model to run 8mm shafts, your options are wide.
The band anchors are designed to create perfect alignment of the rollers, bands and the style shaped stock. This combined with the near frictionless ceramic bearings inset our bespoke designed rollers all adds up to this model delivering ultimate performance, ensuring no power loss at any stage of the power stroke.
The band anchors are designed so that after each days diving you simply unhook the bands so that they are no longer under pre-tension thus preserving band life dramatically.
To load the D-Revolution simply pre-tension the bands on land/boat, then use a load assist to simply load up the two bands, its as simple as that! Watch the load process here on YouTube.
The Aquagat load-assist can be purchased separately in The Aquagat Armoury.
In order to keep unrequired tension off the components and preserve band longevity whilst not is use you must de-tension the D-Revolution after each days diving.
The carbon fibre enclosed track design means that the D-Revolution can be over-loaded to band stretches of up to 380% delivering mind blowing power with no shaft whip or flex and every single shot will not only be as precise as you can imagine, but recoil is absolutely minimal.
We designed the bridle lifter out of 3mm wall thickness carbon fibre tubing so that it is able to take the full payload of the D-Revolution bridles and at the forefront of this design process was to keep that end of the power stroke as smooth as the physics allow. The result is the bridle leaving the shaft flawlessly every time, no snags, no compromise to accuracy... every shot is as precise as the last, from full power to half.
D-Revolution technical specs:
- Rosewood style shaped stock, selected specifically with dedication to craft from quarter sawn, close, compact and straight grain cuts.
- Carbon fibre enclosed track and bridle lifter.
- 16mm USA latex at 330% stretch. Able to harness up to 380% stretch.
- 7 or 7.5mm Italian made shaft. 8mm shaft options available upon request.
- Full ceramic bearings inset our bespoke roller sheaves.
- Aquagat stainless reverse trigger mechanism.
- Aquagat Glock grip, removable.
- Aquagat double band anchor/reel mount. (Aquagat 'Keep-It' reel purchased and supplied separately).
- Available in 105 or 120
- Grip, band anchor and rollers available in over 20 custom swirl colour-way options.
- Finished in multiple drenches of Odies penetrating oil and Odies Original finishing oil.
- Your choice of over 20 bespoke swirl colour-way options. The colourway you select will be the colours for the loading butt, grip, band anchor and the rollers.
The Aquagat D-Revolution is here.
This is where form meets function, this is The Aquagat Difference.