Sharkbanz is a US company that has developed magnetic technology which based on their research, development and assertions, has the ability to potentially reduce shark interaction by using a magnetic field.
The year of 2015 had the highest number of recorded shark attacks around the globe. At Modom we realised there was a need for the development of an effective and affordable way to potentially reduce the risk of shark attacks, without limiting performance. Accordingly, we teamed up with the crew at Sharkbanz to incorporate their technology with our products and the Modom Shark Leash was born.
The Modom Shark Leash uses Sharkbanz magnetic technology that according to Sharkbanz research, can damage electrical and medical devices, so make sure the customer keeps the protective box. This box should also used for air travel. It is recommended that the Modom Shark Leash be kept at least 60cm (24 inches) away from electronic devices, including electronic scuba equipment, GPS and compasses. There is no guarantee of no shark interactions that may or may not result in injury or death, and this product is all about potentially reducing the risk, similar to wearing a helmet on a bike or a seat belt in a car.
Sharks have the most powerful electrical sense in the animal kingdom. The Sharkbanz magnetic technology contained with the Modom Shark Leash can potentially disrupt this sense by causing a highly unpleasant sensation that turns inquisitive sharks away.
The Modom Shark Leash is a convenient shark deterrent for surfers based upon the Sharkbanz technology, which has been tested by marine biologists on behalf of Sharkbanz on a huge variety of sharks including some of the most common predatory sharks such as Bull Sharks and Tiger sharks.
Current research by Sharkbanz indicates that nothing will stop a Great White in attack mode as they are the only shark that attacks as an ambush predator from a long distance at high speed. However sharkbanz research indicates, the leash could potentially effectively deter an investigating Great White if they are swimming through a line up.
The Modom Shark Leash is fully interchangeable. So, if you break a cord or need to incorporate a big wave/small wave cord you can swap it out conveniently with the Modom fin key.
The Modom Shark leash doesn’t use batteries, requires no charging and according to the sharkbanz research doesn’t lose its deterrent powers over time if cared for correctly according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Based upon Sharkbanz’s research, the device doesn’t harm sharks or other sea creatures.
For more information – http://www.sharkbanz.com.au/research