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by Josh-G
Mon May 08, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Phoenix Works Custom JDM Alphas Type F
Replies: 10
Views: 3200

Re: Phoenix Works Custom JDM Alphas Type F

I thought the TDZ-lineguide won´t fit to the Alphas platform :-k
by Josh-G
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 814
Views: 175349

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

LowRange wrote:That taobao site has a kit that allows you to swap an SV inductor with a DIY one.


What´s taobao? :-k Never heard of that.
by Josh-G
Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 814
Views: 175349

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

I believe the cause for concern here is the holes on, what I call the bulkhead, of the spool where it attaches to the shaft. A locked down drag and some pulling force can shear the spokes created by the holes and destroy the spool. Thanks a lot. I never paid attention to that part of the spool. Tha...
by Josh-G
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 814
Views: 175349

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

Thanks guys, but I don´t think that a weight difference of 0,5 gramm between holes and no holes will have a significant effect on casting distance. You might be right regarding stability. But what should happen? You think the spool might get crushed? Only if you pull against something VERY heavy or ...
by Josh-G
Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 814
Views: 175349

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

When you order your DIY Pixy spool and you leave a message to the seller indicating that you want a spool without holes, I would suggest using phrases like (NO HOLES) rather than (without holes). I ordered my TD Zillion spool without holes and got one with holes. Why did you order a spool without h...
by Josh-G
Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 814
Views: 175349

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

Hi folks, I got my DIY spool for Alphas a couple of days ago. I installed it in my Finesse Custom, spooled it up with 75m of 6lb Machinegun Cast and mounted it on a 2-6lb UL-Troutrod. The spool seems to be more wild and with less control than the stock spool with fixed inductor. But it casts lighter...
by Josh-G
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Alphas Air HH Air BFS thinner than original
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Alphas Air HH Air BFS thinner than original

Hi, I just recieved my Air BFS kit for my Alphas Air. I realized that the larger spool bearing has the right inner and outer diameter but is 0,5mm thinner than the original. The kit contained no spacers or washers, so I´m a little confused. I remember the kit for the Alphas Finesse Custom having a s...
by Josh-G
Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Alphas AIR + super trickster maiden voyage
Replies: 58
Views: 7266

Re: Alphas AIR + super trickster maiden voyage

Hi folks, just picked up my Air from the .... customs :evil: What a great reel :) I like it even more than the SV. Two things I noticed that might be interesting for you: - The spoolbearings are very good. They look different than the standart Daiwa bearings, more like micro-ball-finesse-bearings. T...
by Josh-G
Fri May 22, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Another ONEOFAKIND thanks to Ian!
Replies: 18
Views: 4418

Re: Another ONEOFAKIND thanks to Ian!

Beautiful reel! =D> BayCasting Special is one of my alltime favorites :)
But one question: Mine needs new gears and I saw yours was upgraded to 6.8:1. What kind of gears did you put in? And were there any adjustments neccesary or did they just fit in?

Kind Regards

Josh
by Josh-G
Thu May 14, 2015 4:20 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: First Test Alphas SV
Replies: 0
Views: 614

First Test Alphas SV

Hello, today I tested my new Alphas SV SHL for the first time. I wanted to find out if there really is no need to thumb or if it´s just rumor since I´ve never casted a SV-spool before. So I spooled it up with 150m of 15lbs braid and mounted it on my troutstick. Without knowing how to exactly set the...
by Josh-G
Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Alphas SV - megabass finesse spool?
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

Re: Alphas SV - megabass finesse spool?

YES! After reading this I tried again. The spool from the old 103L Type F fits in the 105SHL SV. Haven´t had any combination of reel/spool of the above mentioned models that are not compatible.
Looks like the inside diameter of the pinion is the same in all the alphas I own.

Best Regards
by Josh-G
Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Alphas SV - megabass finesse spool?
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

Re: Alphas SV - megabass finesse spool?

Hi, the spools from the 103 F, IzeFactory sparespool, 105H Finesse Custom and the 105SV are interchangeable. I just tried it. The different size of shaft and bearing is compensated with that collar around the spoolshaft-bearing. The part of the shaft that fits into the pinion (hope it´s the right wo...
by Josh-G
Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Are there tuningspools available for Curado 100D, Ch 50MG?
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: Are there tuningspools available for Curado 100D, Ch 50M

Thanks guys. What a pitty :( How come they never made aftermarket spools for such popular reels?
by Josh-G
Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Are there tuningspools available for Curado 100D, Ch 50MG?
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Are there tuningspools available for Curado 100D, Ch 50MG?

Hello, I would like to tune my Chronarch 50MG with a new spool in order to throw very light baits < 4gr. I was wondering if there are any spools available for the Curado 100D/Chronarch 50MG platform. The spool from the Scorpion MG is too small (spoolshaft), and the stock spool from the Curado 100B (...