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Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:26 am
by aussiebasser
Grigio Stone, up close.
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Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:13 am
by kakaryan
You win Dale! :shock: =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =P~

Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:42 am
by Redlinerobert
Beautiful reel. I'd like it more if it had a carbon side plate rather than the pebbled leather. But that's just me.

Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:57 am
by mada1594
Redlinerobert wrote:Beautiful reel. I'd like it more if it had a carbon side plate rather than the pebbled leather. But that's just me.


I agree! it is still a great looking reel but black carbon fiber would look 100% better. but im sure there are plenty of people who disagree so to each their own :D

Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:34 pm
by aussiebasser
Being a tribute to the original 100XR, the vinyl side plate fits. A few variants have the Carbon Fibre finish.

Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:06 pm
by spookybaits
Ito gamblers are for sale now on megabass jp store. Available in both R & L.

http://jp.megabassstore.jp/fs/megabass/ ... tail-33659

Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:02 am
by LowRange
spookybaits wrote:Ito gamblers are for sale now on megabass jp store. Available in both R & L.

http://jp.megabassstore.jp/fs/megabass/ ... tail-33659


My brain hurts. I thought these things weren't being made anymore and that they would stop haunting me.. but they won't go away??? Do I have to buy one to make it stop?

Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:51 am
by bassasaurus
Just ordered the gambler. Thought it was black but actually a dark dark grey color. Cant wait...

Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:55 am
by Tokugawa
LowRange wrote:
spookybaits wrote:Ito gamblers are for sale now on megabass jp store. Available in both R & L.

http://jp.megabassstore.jp/fs/megabass/ ... tail-33659


My brain hurts. I thought these things weren't being made anymore and that they would stop haunting me.. but they won't go away??? Do I have to buy one to make it stop?


Real enthusiasts have a mono block or LIN. So says the monkey. :lol:

Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:27 am
by Redlinerobert
I'm done buying Monoblocks. Yuki Ito can stuff it. :lol:

Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:18 am
by bassasaurus
Redlinerobert wrote:I'm done buying Monoblocks. Yuki Ito can stuff it. :lol:


Yup. He can continue to stuff his pockets with my money. :lol:

I know that the platform hasn't really changed in like forever except the higher gear ratio since the HG68 and it's just cosmetics, but I cant help myself... :roll:

Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:35 am
by Redlinerobert
They're beautiful reels, I have just about all of them. At some point, it's time to get off the bus. I'm off the bus.

Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:26 pm
by RISE
Gambler arrived today to complete the family :mrgreen:
Beautiful reel indeed, but...the Viola still reigns supreme IMHO.
HG68 is still the darkest, and closest to black out of the Monoblocks.
The Gambler is a unique color, in that the gold under-coat (anodizing) causes the top layer to have a slight dark olive green-ish tint. Very unique indeed.
I included one shot of the three darkest Blocks for color comparison. Hopefully it helps put things into perspective.

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Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:41 pm
by Tokugawa
Redlinerobert wrote:They're beautiful reels, I have just about all of them. At some point, it's time to get off the bus. I'm off the bus.


Gotta wonder when the variant craze ends...too many and they become less "speciale".

Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:45 pm
by RISE
Tokugawa wrote:
Redlinerobert wrote:They're beautiful reels, I have just about all of them. At some point, it's time to get off the bus. I'm off the bus.


Gotta wonder when the variant craze ends...too many and they become less "speciale".


I'm in it for the long haul, but...I have to agree. Time for something new in terms of a different platform. They've beaten this horse long enough. They are at 10 total right now...perfect time to end the series.