Dive Rite Sidewinder Primary Reels

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North Florida cave diver, Woody Jasper, first invented sidewinder-style reels around 1980. Less likely to entangle than other reels on the market, Woody's original reel was made of aluminum and...
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Key Features

Anti-Jam Design
Precision Machine Tolerances
Molded Polycarbonate Spool
Cave or Wreck Primary Reels
Corrosion Resistant
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Resistant to Breakage & Cracking
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Product Overview

North Florida cave diver, Woody Jasper, first invented sidewinder-style reels around 1980. Less likely to entangle than other reels on the market, Woody's original reel was made of aluminum and a PVC spool. The side-handle style of the reel lent itself to exploration because it could easily switch from hand to hand while laying out line. Twenty years later, sidewinder-style reels were popularized in the technical diving community when DIR enthusiasts began using them for paying out line in deep caves at high speed on a Dive Propulsion Vehicle (DPV).

Dive Rite's Sidewinder Series of Reels are designed to be anti-jam by using precision machine tolerances between the frame and the spool making it nearly impossible for the line to slip between the spool and the handle. The Sidewinder Cave Primary Reel with 400' (122m) of 220 lbs (99.80kg) breakage strength and Dive Rite's Wreck Primary Reel with 250' (76.2m) of durable DuPont fiber braided #36-line which has 350 lbs (158.76kg) of breakage strength both with extra-large stainless-steel bolt snap. Both reels have an injected molded polycarbonate spool which is breakage and crack resistant, they come with a stainless-steel axle and high-quality machined CNC aircraft grade aluminum frame which are corrosion resistant. A knurled lockdown screw has a low profile to prevent snagging and is easy-to-use even with gloved hands. Reels weigh 1.37 lbs (620g) and is proudly made in the U.S.A.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.
800-495-1046

Features

  • Inspired by Woody Jaspers Original Design
  • Side-Handle Style Allows Ease Switching from Hand-to-Hand
  • Anti-Jam Design: Precision Machine Tolerances Between Frame & Spool
  • Nearly Impossible for Line to Slip Between Spool & Handle
  • X-Large Stainless-Steel Bolt Snap
  • Molded Polycarbonate Spool w/Knurled Lockdown Screw
  • Stainless Steel Axle
  • Frame: High Quality CNC Machined Aircraft Grade Aluminum
  • Knurled Lockdown Screw: Low Profile to Prevent Snagging
  • Corrosion Resistant
  • Resistant to Breakage & Cracking
  • DIR Enthusiasts:
    Use for Paying-Out Line In-Deep-Caves at High Speed
    On-Diver Propulsion Vehicles (DPV)
  • Cave Primary Reel:
  • 400' (122m) Durable DuPont Fiber Braided #24-Line
  • Line Breakage Strength of 220 lbs (99.80kg)
  • Wreck Primary Reel:
  • 250' (76.2m) of Durable DuPont Fiber Braided #36-Line
  • Line Breakage Strength of 350 lbs (158.76kg)
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Key Features

• Anti-Jam Design
• Precision Machine Tolerances
• Molded Polycarbonate Spool
• Cave or Wreck Primary Reels
• Corrosion Resistant
• Resistant to Breakage & Cracking

What's in the Box

• Sidewinder PrimaryReel - Line - MFG 1 Year Limited Warranty

Specifications

Purpose Primary Dive Reel for Cave/Wreck Diving
Line Material Dupont Fiber Braided
Line Diameter Cave Primary: 073 (1.86mm) #24
Wreck Explorer: .083 (2.11mm) #36
Line Length Cave Primary: 400' (122m)
Wreck Primary: 250' (76.2m)
Line Tensile Strength #24 Line: 220 lbs (99.80kg)
#36 Line: 350 lbs (158.76kg)
Reel Materials Spools: Polycarbonate
Axles: Stainless Steel
Frames: CNC Aircraft Grade Aluminum

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