View Full Version : bungie/shock cord types?

01-14-2008, 12:36
Anyone know the recommended types of bungies (3/16, 1/8?) for the backup reg and for wrist-mounts?

Also, where other than dive shops (hardware/fabric stores) can you find them?

Thanks all

Tom A
01-14-2008, 13:11
most fabric or hardware stores stock it

01-14-2008, 19:58
I ended up ordering 3/16 on Ebay because I couldn't find it elsewhere. Maybe some stores have it in different areas though as Tom says. But not around here at this point in time. I got I think 20 feet for around $6 if I remember right.

01-14-2008, 20:24
It is a very rare dive shop that carries that. Here is an online source: http://www.reefscuba.com/bungee.htm . I usually find it in a sailboat shop but it is cheaper online (surprise). I usually use 1/8 on wrist boots and 3/16 for reg bungees. 1/4 inch works for making fin straps similar to spring straps.

01-15-2008, 15:53
Thanks all. I'll probably grab a big'ole spool just so I'll never run out.