Why Magnetic Braking System Than Centrifugal Braking On BFS reel?

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Why Magnetic Braking System Than Centrifugal Braking On BFS reel?

Post by Ghost » Thu Mar 31, 2022 3:15 pm

I've noticed that its magnetic braking from Shimano, Daiwa and Abu Garcia; even Kasking is using magnetic than centrifugal. Why is that?

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Re: Why Magnetic Braking System Than Centrifugal Braking On BFS reel?

Post by hoohoorjoo » Thu Mar 31, 2022 7:23 pm

Bottom line, it is more predictable and capable with light lures. It is also more forgiving in the wind.
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Re: Why Magnetic Braking System Than Centrifugal Braking On BFS reel?

Post by BARRAMANIAC » Sat Jun 04, 2022 4:10 pm

I am a Daiwa Fanboy when it comes to bait cast gear. But Shimanos FTB system seems to be the best for finesse. the Shimano system has removed all unnecessary weight from the spool to make the spools as light as possible for less start up inertia, a centrifugal system has to have that weight on the spool and the Daiwa magforce system adds weight to the spool due to the inductor cup. But overall a magnetic system is able to help with reducing that spool weight. less start up inertia and rotational mass to move those light weight lures. Its a bit like in automotive racing where they reduce the weight of an engines fly wheel. the engine will rev quicker but also decelerate quicker, a heavier fly wheel takes more effort to get moving but also keeps moving for longer wheel the power is taken off.

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Re: Why Magnetic Braking System Than Centrifugal Braking On BFS reel?

Post by LowRange » Sat Jun 04, 2022 10:30 pm

Ghost wrote:
Thu Mar 31, 2022 3:15 pm
I've noticed that its magnetic braking from Shimano, Daiwa and Abu Garcia; even Kasking is using magnetic than centrifugal. Why is that?
Magnetic reels brake right down the the last spool revolution where centrifugal reels have very little braking happening. Centrifugal reels with very light weight baits have difficulty controlling the spool and will backlash as the baits slow. I would shoot a bait out there with my UL capable centrifugal Haibo Smart and all would be well until the end of the cast where I suddenly would fine the spool over running on me. Baits that carried their momentum well did just fine but once I got well below 1/8 oz total weight the spool would over run at the end of the cast because the tiny baits slowed so much at the end. That reel also has a magnetic 2nd brake and turning that up solved the issue. For bass baits I think centrifugal is fine but if you want the tiny trout stuff you'll find that reels designed for that have magnetic brake spools. The reasoning being that that braking profile does a better job at controlling the spool when casting these baits and is a bit lighter too.

It's the opposite of casting a compact bait heavy bait where you want a free braking profile to allow the bait to really fly unhindered. With the teeny tiny UL baits they shoot off fast from the rod tip then very rapppily slow with air resistance. You want a braking profile that can apply braking all the way to the bait hitting the water. Something that will smoothly brake all the way to the last spool rotation to control the spool to match it to the bait. Fixed inductor Daiwa or linear magnetic braking does exactly this.

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Re: Why Magnetic Braking System Than Centrifugal Braking On BFS reel?

Post by John2204 » Sat Jun 18, 2022 3:52 am

I think it also has to do with the weight of the spool, the brake system on a spool adds a few grams, while the magnetic system is mounted on the reel, not the spool, less spool weight- the easier it is to cast light lures

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Re: Why Magnetic Braking System Than Centrifugal Braking On BFS reel?

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Sat Jun 18, 2022 6:25 am

I'm a FTB or Daiwa mag brake fan but...casting a compact micro lure on centrifugal brakes is so effortless for the distance.
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Re: Why Magnetic Braking System Than Centrifugal Braking On BFS reel?

Post by flipper502 » Tue Jun 28, 2022 12:34 pm

For BFS it's about the added weight of the brake assembly on the spool, especially important as you approach the outside diameter. That's also why BFS tend to use smaller diameter spools to minimize the inertia of not only the spool but the mass of line around it.

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Re: Why Magnetic Braking System Than Centrifugal Braking On BFS reel?

Post by jvelth74 » Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:46 pm

flipper502 wrote:
Tue Jun 28, 2022 12:34 pm
For BFS it's about the added weight of the brake assembly on the spool, especially important as you approach the outside diameter. That's also why BFS tend to use smaller diameter spools to minimize the inertia of not only the spool but the mass of line around it.
Shimano FTB doesn't require external inductor / added mass. And Air Daiwa's Air inductor doesn't add too much inertia.

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