Abu Revo Gen 3

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Which Abu Revo Gen 3 Reel do you want to read about next?

Abu Revo SX Casting
22
11%
Abu Revo STX Casting
71
35%
Abu Revo MGXtreme
81
40%
Abu Revo Winch
19
9%
Abu Revo S Spinning
2
1%
Abu Revo SX Spinning
10
5%
 
Total votes: 205

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Abu Revo Gen 3

Post by Cal » Mon May 06, 2013 3:18 am

We've already reviewed the Premier and have a review of the Abu Revo Gen 3 S model coming very soon, but we have several more models at HQ waiting to be fished. Which model are you most excited to read about in a traditional TT detailed review?

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Re: Abu Revo Gen 3

Post by Fishwhittler » Mon May 06, 2013 6:38 am

I picked the MGXtreme. I'd like to see if the lightest baitcaster in the world is a dud or a keeper.

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Re: Abu Revo Gen 3

Post by Hogsticker2 » Mon May 06, 2013 2:42 pm

I'm likely the only knucklehead who picked the SX, but I'm curious on those magnetic brakes being it's the only version with just

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Re: Abu Revo Gen 3

Post by CJKOLCUN » Mon May 06, 2013 10:59 pm

I'd like to see the SX also, to see how the brakes work on it.

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Re: Abu Revo Gen 3

Post by sac » Tue May 07, 2013 12:25 am

I picked the SX as well, I want to see more of the durablility aspect of it. I hear about the thumb bar sticking all the time. All the bad reviews for it made me buy Shimanos which I'm loving BTW

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Re: Abu Revo Gen 3

Post by Quillback » Wed May 08, 2013 4:27 am

Heck, I'd like to see a review of the whole line, a "cook off" if you will. Is a Premier worth the extra bucks over an STX?

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Re: Abu Revo Gen 3

Post by tt350z » Thu May 09, 2013 4:03 am

STX

With all the centrifugal brakes off, its effectively a SX. Basically 2 reviews with 1 reel.

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Re: Abu Revo Gen 3

Post by Bass1980 » Thu May 09, 2013 1:16 pm

For sure STX. Lews tournament pro got its review. Many post on many forums are about which reel TP or STX is better. It's basically a preference things coming from users. Would be nice to see how TT scores the STX.

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Re: Abu Revo Gen 3

Post by jeb » Thu May 09, 2013 8:44 pm

Technically, the MGXtreme is only a 2nd generation reel, but it got my vote. STX would be a close 2nd, though.

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Re: Abu Revo Gen 3

Post by Native » Fri May 10, 2013 12:23 am

It's too bad you don't have the SW models up as choices. I'd love to see reviews on the NaCL and the Inshore. In lieu of those, probably the MGXtreme and perhaps a thumbnail comparison with a Steez. Many seem to think the MGXtreme is ABU Garcia's response to enthusiast demands in comparison to the Steez. Might be interesting to see how close they've come. I know I'd like to know having both the std. MGX and the Steez 103HA. :D

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Re: Abu Revo Gen 3

Post by TNBassin » Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:38 am

If the STX is picked, I'm curious to see if the STX reviewed has the same issue with the brakes as I've had with both the S, and my Gen 3 STX. Seems those tabs wanna come unlocked during a cast, so brakes that you have set to OFF turn themselves ON during the cast. Talked to a CSR at Abu, and they are aware of the problem.

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Re: Abu Revo Gen 3

Post by jeb » Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:49 am

I've never had that issue with my Gen3 STX, nor have I heard of it. I'll be keeping my eye on it, though.

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Re: Abu Revo Gen 3

Post by kckid3 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:45 pm

TNBassin wrote:If the STX is picked, I'm curious to see if the STX reviewed has the same issue with the brakes as I've had with both the S, and my Gen 3 STX. Seems those tabs wanna come unlocked during a cast, so brakes that you have set to OFF turn themselves ON during the cast. Talked to a CSR at Abu, and they are aware of the problem.
I have 4 of the Gen 3 STX reels and have not had any problems with the brakes turning themselves on.

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Re: Abu Revo Gen 3

Post by dweller72 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:32 pm

Yes it will turn itself on...encounter twice in different gen 3 reels.

My friend wiped the brake tab with zippo and it solve the problem..is a design flaw for sure,,

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Re: Abu Revo Gen 3

Post by snowman custom baits » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:47 pm

I have several GEN3 STX's. I had 1 that the brakes would turn on on a hard cast I sent it back and they sent me a brand new reel a I have had zero problems sence I got it back. No problems on the other reels.

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