Megabass Honeycomb Spool

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Re: Megabass Honeycomb Spool

Post by FKA Incognito » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:10 pm

In stock for $209 at Japan Tackle. Thank God the Yen is going down in value :lol: It certainly looks great witout line but I'll let somebody else take the plunge. Most likely I will stick with my Pixy Finesse special and Curado 50 with avail spool. However, I will order an SV spool for my T3

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Re: Megabass Honeycomb Spool

Post by Katron » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:55 pm

lpquick - titanium is heavier than aluminum thus contradicting the "lighter is better" philosophy that this spool embodies. As well, titanium offers strength over aluminum but in this application there would be no advantage, aluminum spools are plenty strong for sub 10lb line.

The spool does look incredible, but I wonder how much performance increase there will be over the original BF spool.

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Re: Megabass Honeycomb Spool

Post by 5poundhooker » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:18 pm

Titanium heavier than aluminum? Since when?

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Re: Megabass Honeycomb Spool

Post by phiten » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:39 pm

5poundhooker wrote:Titanium heavier than aluminum? Since when?
Density of Ti is higher than Al. 5kg of cotton wool is heavier than 1kg of steel.

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Re: Megabass Honeycomb Spool

Post by Dragboatdriver » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:43 pm

If I remember chemistry class correctly... Titanium is somewhere around 60% heavier than aluminum.

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Re: Megabass Honeycomb Spool

Post by Finnz922 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:57 pm

Dragboatdriver wrote:If I remember chemistry class correctly... Titanium is somewhere around 60% heavier than aluminum.
HAHA that's funny! Remember chemistry class.

Sorry couldn't resist.

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Re: Megabass Honeycomb Spool

Post by smalliesteve » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:23 pm

Katron wrote:lpquick - titanium is heavier than aluminum thus contradicting the "lighter is better" philosophy that this spool embodies. As well, titanium offers strength over aluminum but in this application there would be no advantage, aluminum spools are plenty strong for sub 10lb line.

The spool does look incredible, but I wonder how much performance increase there will be over the original BF spool.

60% higher density, 200% stronger.

Design to the same load, you can make it 20% lighter with titanium.

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Re: Megabass Honeycomb Spool

Post by Katron » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:47 pm

Smalliesteve - Yes it is true you can use less material, as titanium has a much higher strength than aluminum. However, keep in mind machining limitations and cost, machining titanium is very difficult compared to steel and aluminum, the tool feed rates must be exactly optimized otherwise your tool life goes below Australia. Furthermore titanium will not take the same anodize colors as aluminum, especially black. That said titanium is wonderful material that provides many interesting avenues manufactures can explore.

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Re: Megabass Honeycomb Spool

Post by Katron » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:29 pm

Aluminum has a specific gravity of 2.55 -2.8, titanium 4.506. Doing some calculations titanium comes in at 2.605 onces per cubic inch, and aluminum comes in at 1.62 ounces per cubic inch.

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