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by surge
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zillion TW 1516XXHL grinding feel
Replies: 0
Views: 168

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: 64
Views: 5528

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: 8833

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: 700

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: 8005

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: 8005

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: 8005

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: 8005

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...
by surge
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quantum reels
Replies: 18
Views: 1958

Re: Quantum reels

this reel is a monster. Drag is dead on perfect click by click. Cast control is buttery smooth and the brakes are very consistant and predictable given lure weight. Likely going to buy a second one for my heavy rod! Casts go for miles, or i can thumb them down for quick flips under brush. Reel is s...
by surge
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia WTF's
Replies: 104
Views: 8005

Re: Abu Garcia WTF's

Damn. Just spent $200 on I’ze Light. Should have bought 2 Revos instead.
by surge
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Tdz 103h spool stuck
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Tdz 103h spool stuck

It takes some force to get the spool out from these reels.
by surge
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia WTF's
Replies: 104
Views: 8005

Re: Abu Garcia WTF's

Had Revo MGXtreme2 briefly. Fished with it, inspected the quality of this reel and sold it. Paid around $200 for it and sold for the same price. Paying $300-$500 for this reel is beyond me.
by surge
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid That Keeps Its Color
Replies: 12
Views: 1161

Re: Braid That Keeps Its Color

Berkley Black Velvet.
by surge
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano's newer braking
Replies: 18
Views: 1476

Re: Shimano's newer braking

I felt the same way when switching from VBS/SVS to SVS Infinity.
by surge
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Alphabrake - New Kind of Braking?
Replies: 49
Views: 4576

Re: Alphabrake - New Kind of Braking?

The reels will be manufactured in Asia and should be avalable for purchase within a year. Here's the patented braking system: https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2017140734&recNum=1&maxRec=&office=&prevFilter=&sortOption=&queryString=&tab=PCT+Biblio

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