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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: 2667

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: 15660

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: 15660

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: 15660

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: 15660

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: 3536

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: 15660

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: 1427

Re: Tdz 103h spool stuck

It takes some force to get the spool out from these reels.
by surge
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Auction site gems
Replies: 919
Views: 109468

Re: Auction site gems

Interesting spool... :-k https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F112809999688 This is a spool created by a baitcasting enthusiast known as F40 in fishing forums in Ukraine. There were several models (at least 7 AFAIK) of this spool - for TD-Z/Steez, TD Zilli...
by surge
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia WTF's
Replies: 104
Views: 15660

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: 4526

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: 2990

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: 8689

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/ ... PCT+Biblio
by surge
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Alphabrake - New Kind of Braking?
Replies: 49
Views: 8689

Re: Alphabrake - New Kind of Braking?

I don't think that frame material and cost of knobs are important for a prototype. I wouldn't use expensive materials and Livre handle either just to test and show a new braking concept.
by surge
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Alphabrake - New Kind of Braking?
Replies: 49
Views: 8689

Alphabrake - New Kind of Braking?

Now that the zero bearings buzz has quieted down, it seems that from the country of the legendary Ambassadeurs there is a new kind of braking on the way. It's called the Alphabrake and the idea is to emit braking force only when the bait is not pulling the line. And there's no DC - it's purely mecha...