As stupid, old fashioned, insane, and crazy as it may seem....some people prefer the "old" technology....In my personal opinion....and as Bantam stated in another thread which I concur...the magnetic Daiwa braking system may be "cutting edge" or whatever....it simply sucks in comparison to the vbs braking system which may have a problem or two resulting from assembly errors on the rare occasion but is so reliable and effective it's not even funny. The DC works fine but I want tranquil water time...not a robotic companion.
There always developing new reels so what would it hurt to release one and test the market, like I said id deffinatly buy it.
The other thing I wish theyd focus just a little bit more on is weight but I think I read in the El Sato write up that were getting that and if thats the case, im siked.
That's the point.."with some tinkering" . Shimanos system doesn't care whether your pitching, casting, heavy,light, rolling...whatever! Look at all the "systems" and spools etc. to "fine tune" any Daiwa...the only Daiwa ,based upon ChuckE's findings, that doesn't seem to receive enhancements through "upgrading" is the Steez BC. At any given moment the tabs on ALL of my Daiwas just decide to stop working whether they were just cleaned, oiled, or whatever...they are simply not consistent and are not reliable...simple as that....don't get me wrong...I really like my Daiwas and I'm sorry if I seem to be a little defensive about "changes" It's just that all to often companies take something (such as the Calcutta Conq/TE's) where they have hit the proverbial home run and screw it up by going the "more advanced" route. Shimano seems to have a much more mature and level headed approach....it seems like yes..they are always open to ideas but number one...it better work and it's going to be a tough sell in the board room with the designers when it comes to integral changes which I personally think is smart because they have a fantastic design and don't take lightly the idea of changing it. Kinda like..."OK..show me". Any proposed changes to the Calcuttas....I know I won't make a real difference but I'll kick and scream the entire timeGAMEOVER wrote:They could put it in one reel without it effecting anything and I said 200 and up below the calais just to suggest a targeted market. Scot the magnetic brake systems Daiwa uses are proven effective systems that can be fine tuned with some tinkering. Id bet anything a reel like this from Shimano would sell.. id buy it.
There always developing new reels so what would it hurt to release one and test the market.
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I third that statement. Just pull out two brakes and go fishing. Wind in your face... just thumb it a bit more (or buy a Calais DC, I guess).the magnetic Daiwa braking system may be "cutting edge" or whatever....it simply sucks in comparison to the vbs braking system
Besides, I'll fourth the statement above.
My vote is to leave the DC to a single high end line. They call that market differentiation.
If you guys do in fact do the design and not just base your products on JDM products, this is what a lot of people want. This may be a way to prove you guys aren't dependent on Shimano Japan.