Aftermarket handles

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Aftermarket handles

Postby Obz » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:26 am

Do aftermarket handles like zpi and rcs typically come with knob bearings, then you just buy knobs?

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Re: Aftermarket handles

Postby toddmc » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:35 am

Obz wrote:Do aftermarket handles like zpi and rcs typically come with knob bearings, then you just buy knobs?

Not usually, unless the knobs are already on the handle.

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Re: Aftermarket handles

Postby Obz » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:48 am

Ok thanks.

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Re: Aftermarket handles

Postby domthewon » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:17 pm

I just got the new SLP works 95mm carbon handle from japan tackle and it came w 4 bearings, a retainer, and screw. Looks to be sold out already though. http://japantackle.com/tuning-parts/han ... 00206.html

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Re: Aftermarket handles

Postby SSS » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:22 pm

The rcs handles come with 4 bearings.

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Re: Aftermarket handles

Postby poisonokie » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:45 pm

SSS wrote:The rcs handles come with 4 bearings.


Shimreels has a carbon one. Pricey, though.
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Re: Aftermarket handles

Postby toddmc » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:02 pm

domthewon wrote:I just got the new SLP works 95mm carbon handle from japan tackle and it came w 4 bearings, a retainer, and screw. Looks to be sold out already though. http://japantackle.com/tuning-parts/han ... 00206.html

It's really sweet that the RCS carbon handles come with all of the goodies. I didn't realize that the new ones have so much included. It looks like Hedgehog-Studio has them. The picuture shows all of the goodies.
https://www.hedgehog-studio.co.jp/product/3817

I bought the gunmetal aluminum handle for one of my OG Zillion's a few months ago. It is nice that it comes with the nut and retainer. The wrench is nice also. It's a pretty good value.
https://www.hedgehog-studio.co.jp/product/3794

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Re: Aftermarket handles

Postby Obz » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:11 am

toddmc wrote:
domthewon wrote:I just got the new SLP works 95mm carbon handle from japan tackle and it came w 4 bearings, a retainer, and screw. Looks to be sold out already though. http://japantackle.com/tuning-parts/han ... 00206.html

It's really sweet that the RCS carbon handles come with all of the goodies. I didn't realize that the new ones have so much included. It looks like Hedgehog-Studio has them. The picuture shows all of the goodies.
https://www.hedgehog-studio.co.jp/product/3817

I bought the gunmetal aluminum handle for one of my OG Zillion's a few months ago. It is nice that it comes with the nut and retainer. The wrench is nice also. It's a pretty good value.
https://www.hedgehog-studio.co.jp/product/3794


Nice! The 90mm swept carbon handle is exactly what I'm looking for. Then just buy rcs knobs. Thanks man

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Re: Aftermarket handles

Postby domthewon » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:54 pm

Just a heads up the 95 mm Slp works handle was slightly lighter than my 80 mm stock steez sv tw handle. Not by much, but it looks and feels much better in my opinion.
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Re: Aftermarket handles

Postby toddmc » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:03 pm

domthewon wrote:Just a heads up the 95 mm Slp works handle was slightly lighter than my 80 mm stock steez sv tw handle. Not by much, but it looks and feels much better in my opinion.
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I'm not fond of the 80mm handles either. 90mm is right for me. The SLP Works carbon fiber handles are beautiful on that Steez, but they won't save you much weight vs. the SLP Works aluminum handles. The best value is the Tatula or new Zillion cutout handles. I believe they are only about .5 grams heavier than the SLP Works aluminum handles, according to my scale, and can be had for a little over $20. The only way that you will usually save much weight in a handle is if you are replacing an old non-cutout Daiwa handle with brass posts and tire grip rubber knobs (ie OG Zillion). Those old 90mm handles weigh about 34g and the latest 90mm Zillion handle with I-Shape knobs weighs about 22g.
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Re: Aftermarket handles

Postby domthewon » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:06 pm

Yeah I have a few of those handles too. They are pretty nice for the price, but I wanted to deck this steez out.

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Re: Aftermarket handles

Postby Obz » Thu May 03, 2018 12:43 am

Nice! That slp handle looks sick. I guess I'm more concerned with rigidity and aesthetic. The weight reduction isn't a huge factor for me.


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