Does a Antares DC MD XG feel geary brand new?

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Does a Antares DC MD XG feel geary brand new?

Post by basser100 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:14 pm

Does a Antares DC MD XG feel geary brand new?
I bought a used one off ebay and its geary not butter smooth like a daiwa steez. Is this normal for Shimano Antares DC reels?

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Re: Does a Antares DC MD XG feel geary brand new?

Post by Winstondry » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:52 pm

I have both the Antares DC HG and Antares DC MD, both are relatively new but neither feel geary. I also have the current version Exsence DC, used a little more yet it doesn’t feel geary either. Geary is not what I would expect from any of the high end DC reels.

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Re: Does a Antares DC MD XG feel geary brand new?

Post by Slazmo » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:09 pm

Look up a guy on IG called Werfen_Works...

Trend is looking bleak for MM gears..

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Re: Does a Antares DC MD XG feel geary brand new?

Post by 5bites » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:37 am

Any reel with xg gears isn’t going to be as smooth as a slower ratio. I’d expect an antares to be smooth no matter what but nevertheless xg gearing just isn’t as smooth.

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Re: Does a Antares DC MD XG feel geary brand new?

Post by basser100 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:13 am

Thanks for the feedback everybody. I'm going to send it off have it cleaned and checked out. I will post back here with the results.

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Re: Does a Antares DC MD XG feel geary brand new?

Post by LowRange » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:03 am

Yep, sent it in. Antares are spposed to be the definition of smooth. At least that is my understanding as a non Antares owner.

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