like i said , just got a new regulator that screws into the assault block, and i bought a 6 inch steel braided hose too(which i think is too short, but shortness isnt the problem. the asa on the spyder is threaded like the end of the steel hose, so obviously they cant screw into each other (they're both male). the hose that WAS on the spyder had a nut on one end of the hose that screwed into the asa. so perhaps i just bought the wrong type of hose? i cant seem to unscrew that nut.