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by chrisg_sdcf
Mon May 25, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Poison Adrena
Replies: 358
Views: 58533

Re: New Poison Adrena

It definitely doesn't feel like a heavy. Goldrod, did you say you liked it for Texas rig? I'm thinking I'll use it for that.
by chrisg_sdcf
Thu May 21, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Can you remove the alpha CT70 Spool spacers?
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: Can you remove the alpha CT70 Spool spacers?

Other than the spacers, the pinion gear and set plate and levelwind wormgear is different on the CT models to accommodate the narrow spool so those would need to be swapped as well. So to use a ct sv spool in a alphas sv (or other 33mm alphas) your need to swap all those other parts as well as add ...
by chrisg_sdcf
Mon May 04, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Poison Adrena
Replies: 358
Views: 58533

Re: New Poison Adrena

Received Adrena 7’2 h last week and had it out over the weekend. I put a zillion sv tw on it with 15lb tatsu. I was fishing in 10 fow with mostly old dead weeds with lots of stumps and a few rocks mixed in, 3/16 tungsten and a brush hog. Rod felt like I was pulling threw mush. I was very surprised ...
by chrisg_sdcf
Mon May 04, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Question about imperfections on x-ray blank
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Re: Question about imperfections on x-ray blank

Not sure if he's aware of this forum, but Aleks Maslov is running NFC and seems pretty responsive to posts on a couple of other forums. Email him the pics. I'm interested to know the answer having not tried the x-ray blanks yet. Emailed him. Only response I got was asking for the company that built...
by chrisg_sdcf
Mon May 04, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Question about imperfections on x-ray blank
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Re: Question about imperfections on x-ray blank

It's normal. Almost every x-ray blank has some of those cosmetic errors. Does not affect performance. Cool. These weren't expensive (in my opinion), just wanted to try the blanks out. Only really care about performance. I was curious if it's normal because I've been considering a kistler z-bone on ...
by chrisg_sdcf
Sun May 03, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Question about imperfections on x-ray blank
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Re: Question about imperfections on x-ray blank

Shouldn't be. I find that guide wrap and cut outs in the blank under the reel seat unacceptable. The lines and swirls on the blank are normal though. It's your money Chris, but if you're not happy with the results, don't let it slide. Especially at the cost of these builds. The crap part is that it...
by chrisg_sdcf
Sun May 03, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Question about imperfections on x-ray blank
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Re: Question about imperfections on x-ray blank

MikeK wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 2:45 pm
Not sure if he's aware of this forum, but Aleks Maslov is running NFC and seems pretty responsive to posts on a couple of other forums. Email him the pics. I'm interested to know the answer having not tried the x-ray blanks yet.
I'll look for his email address
by chrisg_sdcf
Sun May 03, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Question about imperfections on x-ray blank
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Re: Question about imperfections on x-ray blank

Yes, this is normal, at least in my experience. I've built on 5 xray blanks and all had the sort of imperfections you point out. So far I don't think the imperfections affect performance, but of course it is hard to know for sure. I've built on a lot of other brands of blanks and the vast majority ...
by chrisg_sdcf
Sat May 02, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Question about imperfections on x-ray blank
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Question about imperfections on x-ray blank

I recently ordered a couple rods built on NFC X-ray blanks and they showed up with some imperfections. I don't really care if it's just cosmetic just won't order on those blanks again. Mostly curious if this is normal or not with NFC blanks. https://i.ibb.co/0nBfb1c/IMG959683.jpg https://i.ibb.co/tJ...
by chrisg_sdcf
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass jota slantbridge
Replies: 14
Views: 4129

Re: Megabass jota slantbridge

What reels do you guys like on your jota? I had a TD ito (regret selling it) but currently have an alphas sv105. Been looking at pictures of the i'ze light on the jota and it looks great.
by chrisg_sdcf
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula Elite vs Steez A
Replies: 28
Views: 2166

Re: Tatula Elite vs Steez A

Don't the tatula elites also have brass gears but also aluminum side plates? The side plates of the zillion sv tw are zaion right? Wouldn't aluminum frame and side plates with brass gears be preferable for heavier lures? (Kind of like how the new Zillion 10 went with metal side plates and the og zi...
by chrisg_sdcf
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula Elite vs Steez A
Replies: 28
Views: 2166

Re: Tatula Elite vs Steez A

Don't the tatula elites also have brass gears but also aluminum side plates? The side plates of the zillion sv tw are zaion right? Wouldn't aluminum frame and side plates with brass gears be preferable for heavier lures? (Kind of like how the new Zillion 10 went with metal side plates and the og zil...
by chrisg_sdcf
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula Elite vs Steez A
Replies: 28
Views: 2166

Re: Tatula Elite vs Steez A

Do you guys think the tatula elite would be ok for frogs and heavy flipping/pitching or should I go for something like the new Zillion 10?

If rather get another elite based on price (or og zillion platform if I find a clean one for sale) but the new Zillion looks good too.
by chrisg_sdcf
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula Elite vs Steez A
Replies: 28
Views: 2166

Re: Tatula Elite vs Steez A

bassm1n wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:33 am
Chris,
A good option would be the Zillion SV. I had the Steex A's and have the Tatula Elite's. I prefer the Zillion SV to either one of these two. To me it casts better than either and is smoother on the retrieve.
The brand new zillion 10 sv tw or the model that's been out for a while?
by chrisg_sdcf
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula Elite vs Steez A
Replies: 28
Views: 2166

Re: Tatula Elite vs Steez A

Finally got my SV today. It's pouring rain so I can't walk down to the lake, but it feels pretty good in the house. One thing I noticed immediately is the thumb bar looks way better, but the frame color and drag star look better on the Elite. I'll have to try to source a couple of the gunmetal thum...