ZPI Reel?

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Re: ZPI Reel?

Post by Hogsticker2 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:27 pm

daiwafan wrote:I wish them well with the latest change to their business plan...but won't be at all interested in their rods and reels.
I'm going to wait and see what comes next. Very curious about the rods / components.

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Re: ZPI Reel?

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Re: ZPI Reel?

Post by LgMouthGambler » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:27 pm

Johnny A wrote:Preview


https://youtu.be/iMhhfjfPJnw

I dont know about you, but the next video that came on was "idiots at work". :lol:
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Re: ZPI Reel?

Post by domthewon » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:59 pm

LgMouthGambler wrote:
Johnny A wrote:Preview


https://youtu.be/iMhhfjfPJnw

I dont know about you, but the next video that came on was "idiots at work". :lol:
Probably due to search history :lol: . My next video was this interview talking about these ZPI reels, rods, and other things in Japanese. The new zpi glasses with no nose piece look interesting and seem like a pretty cutting edge idea. I’ve never sun glasses like that before.
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https://youtu.be/7EG7gk3MnFw

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Re: ZPI Reel?

Post by Johnny A » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:50 pm

You change or you die. There weren't many reasonably priced carbon handles, performance bearing or custom spools 15 years ago. There are a lot of each now. They may have seen the writing on the wall and this was one drastic way to do so.

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Re: ZPI Reel?

Post by leggomye990 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:26 am

JLS has this in stock

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Re: ZPI Reel?

Post by Johnny A » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:09 pm

leggomye990 wrote:JLS has this in stock
What's with the gigantifically bulbous knobs these days?

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Re: ZPI Reel?

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:26 pm

domthewon wrote:
LgMouthGambler wrote:
Johnny A wrote:Preview


https://youtu.be/iMhhfjfPJnw

I dont know about you, but the next video that came on was "idiots at work". :lol:
Probably due to search history :lol: . My next video was this interview talking about these ZPI reels, rods, and other things in Japanese. The new zpi glasses with no nose piece look interesting and seem like a pretty cutting edge idea. I’ve never sun glasses like that before.
Dom

https://youtu.be/7EG7gk3MnFw
Everything seems pretty cheap. Is there a functional reason for the sunglasses? The host was having trouble keeping them on his face.
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Re: ZPI Reel?

Post by hoohoorjoo » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:24 pm

Johnny A wrote:
leggomye990 wrote:JLS has this in stock
What's with the gigantifically bulbous knobs these days?
Im with you, Johnny!
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: ZPI Reel?

Post by domthewon » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:35 pm

Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
domthewon wrote:
LgMouthGambler wrote:
Johnny A wrote:Preview


https://youtu.be/iMhhfjfPJnw

I dont know about you, but the next video that came on was "idiots at work". :lol:
Probably due to search history :lol: . My next video was this interview talking about these ZPI reels, rods, and other things in Japanese. The new zpi glasses with no nose piece look interesting and seem like a pretty cutting edge idea. I’ve never sun glasses like that before.
Dom

https://youtu.be/7EG7gk3MnFw
Everything seems pretty cheap. Is there a functional reason for the sunglasses? The host was having trouble keeping them on his face.
Yeah you’re right the glasses probably squeeze your temples too. Lol I just never seen anything like it and thought they were interesting. I definitely wouldn’t wear them, and won’t be buying their rod or reel either.

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Re: ZPI Reel?

Post by Johnny A » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:54 am

domthewon wrote:
Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
domthewon wrote:
LgMouthGambler wrote:
Johnny A wrote:Preview


https://youtu.be/iMhhfjfPJnw

I dont know about you, but the next video that came on was "idiots at work". :lol:
Probably due to search history :lol: . My next video was this interview talking about these ZPI reels, rods, and other things in Japanese. The new zpi glasses with no nose piece look interesting and seem like a pretty cutting edge idea. I’ve never sun glasses like that before.
Dom

https://youtu.be/7EG7gk3MnFw
Everything seems pretty cheap. Is there a functional reason for the sunglasses? The host was having trouble keeping them on his face.
Yeah you’re right the glasses probably squeeze your temples too. Lol I just never seen anything like it and thought they were interesting. I definitely wouldn’t wear them, and won’t be buying their rod or reel either.
Whenever I see new little doo-dads attached to glassed, I'm reminded of the movie "The Jerk".

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Re: ZPI Reel?

Post by Johnny A » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:12 am

On a related note, ZPI could have been a very good decision. We are looking at it from an enthusiast point perspective. We are a sub-set of a sub-set. Think back 15 years. Who was around beside ZPI? King of the mountain. Sure, there were other spool, handle and lube company but ZPI were the premier brand.
There's been a lot of changes and new brands. See the writing on the wall. Adapt or change, baby!

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Re: ZPI Reel?

Post by PikeRoadBassn » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:58 pm

For any of you who may be curious, I was sent a brand new in the box Alcance NS to be repaired. Out of the box the worm gear was not turning. Upon opening the reel, it was found that the idler gear was completely left out of the reel. Further more, IMO this is nothing special, other than the spool. It shares many features with many Banax built reels. The spool is certainly ZPI built, but sadly does not even include ZPI bearings. I mean for the love of all things holy, it even has Hot Sauce for lube.

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Re: ZPI Reel?

Post by Slazmo » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:40 pm

Looks proper chinesium flimsy...

Woeful way to direct a once premier business into another field...

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Re: ZPI Reel?

Post by ss30378 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:57 pm

Thats a sad demise for a once great company. Looks like it should be placed right next to the other bps junk...

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