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by surge
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Daiwa...
Replies: 141
Views: 2504

Re: What's next for Daiwa...

So, you know how Magforce Z works and in your opinion it is linear mag brake.
by surge
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Daiwa...
Replies: 141
Views: 2504

Re: What's next for Daiwa...

Daiwa’s warranty repair tech doesn’t know how Magforce V/Z works. Wow. This reminds me of a kung fu parody where one of the monks was deliberately tought wrong. Just for fun. I guess someone did the same thing when teaching how Daiwa’s braking works. If I’ll send my Magforce Z reel in for repair the...
by surge
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Zillion SV TW
Replies: 54
Views: 3488

Re: Daiwa Zillion SV TW

Measurements are done and results are interesting at least in my opinion. (It’s clear that this is not accurate as science but still results are obvious). There’s no same spring in (my) Steez 103 spool vs. (my) OG HLC Zillion. Test arrangement was following: To tie lines to movable inductors with s...
by surge
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 718
Views: 86764

Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

For Japan made stuff I understand that there’s R&D costs, quality control costs, high labor costs. But for chinese stuff... Exactly. I know little of R&D, factory quality control etc. To some degree, I can follow your thoughts (and agree with you). Still, how much R&D can there be - rem...
by surge
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 718
Views: 86764

Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

For Japan made stuff I understand that there’s R&D costs, quality control costs, high labor costs. But for chinese stuff...
by surge
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 718
Views: 86764

Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Are the lightweight spools so much more expensive to produce? I mean normal spools for chinese reels cost about 4-10$ at Aliexpress. SV inductor costs 5$. But chinese spools for Daiwa reels cost 40$+. Even 40$ feels like a rip-off.
by surge
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zillion TW 1516XXHL grinding feel
Replies: 0
Views: 336

Zillion TW 1516XXHL grinding feel

I’ve spent several hours exchanging parts from another Zillion trying to figure out what causes grinding feel for about 1/3 of a turn of a handle. When I hold the reel normally in hand and crank then there is grinding. When I turn the reel upside down (reel foot facing sky) and crank then there is n...
by surge
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL reviews?
Replies: 68
Views: 7541

Re: Bantam MGL reviews?

Is this plastic pawl unique to Bantam or can it be replaced with a metal pawl from some other reel?
by surge
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: NEW: Daiwa Tatula 100 (based off Steez)
Replies: 117
Views: 10735

Re: NEW: Daiwa Tatula 100 (based off Steez)

Here's another Tatula variant:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/-/32869775110.html?spm=a2g0s.13010208.99999999.259.3aa63c00dT9v4V

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by surge
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: T3 not compatible with SV103 Spool?
Replies: 15
Views: 990

Re: T3 not compatible with SV103 Spool?

Tried the spool in a T3 SV with a loose cast control and indeed - the spool does not move freely.
by surge
Fri May 11, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia WTF's
Replies: 104
Views: 8942

Re: Abu Garcia WTF's

But who and where said MGXtreme2 is trash? I owned that reel. I had about 50 baitcasting reels from Shimano and Daiwa when I bought it and it didn’t impress me. So I sold it to fund another Daiwa SV103. I also had a Revo Beast and it was uncomfortable to palm with every reel seat I tried. So I sold...
by surge
Fri May 11, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia WTF's
Replies: 104
Views: 8942

Re: Abu Garcia WTF's

But who and where said MGXtreme2 is trash? I owned that reel. I had about 50 baitcasting reels from Shimano and Daiwa when I bought it and it didn’t impress me. So I sold it to fund another Daiwa SV103. I also had a Revo Beast and it was uncomfortable to palm with every reel seat I tried. So I sold ...
by surge
Fri May 11, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia WTF's
Replies: 104
Views: 8942

Re: Abu Garcia WTF's

Dalleinf, Abu did great with their Ambassadeurs and with their first low profile reels. But they stopped innovating long time ago. I’ve skimmed through their reels feature lists and there is nothing new or distinctive.

Their reels are nice as long as they are not overpriced.
by surge
Thu May 10, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia WTF's
Replies: 104
Views: 8942

Re: Abu Garcia WTF's

Man, I didn't reelize (pun intended) we had so many quality control engineers on this board. I started out on the round ABU 5000s and 5500s in the 70s and 80s, and became a Curado fanatic in the 90s. I've bought nothing but Shimano reels since then: CU 200Bs, CU 100Bs, 50MGs (five), original Metani...

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