Point blank 701MHF

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Point blank 701MHF

Post by dennis_rf » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:43 pm

Hi there

Can anyone fishing this blank confirm the RDA weight of 525g?
I‘ve just measures my rod and ended up with 630g of power. Which... irritates me.

I have two other point blank rods
701MLF measured 400g (10 less than advertised, quite accurate)
691MXF measured 440g spot on

I know handle length has an influence on the results, for the lighter rods the measurements turned out exact at 13“ handle length, for the MH I chose a longer 14“ handle, which should result in lesser power. If I go for the 13“ the 701MH has even more power 🤨

Can anyone help?
Thanks

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Re: Point blank 701MHF

Post by Hogsticker2 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:49 pm

1st I've heard of this particular blank going 100 plus over.

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Re: Point blank 701MHF

Post by Carlos Carrapiço » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:10 pm

dennis_rf wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:43 pm
Hi there

Can anyone fishing this blank confirm the RDA weight of 525g?
I‘ve just measures my rod and ended up with 630g of power. Which... irritates me.

I have two other point blank rods
701MLF measured 400g (10 less than advertised, quite accurate)
691MXF measured 440g spot on

I know handle length has an influence on the results, for the lighter rods the measurements turned out exact at 13“ handle length, for the MH I chose a longer 14“ handle, which should result in lesser power. If I go for the 13“ the 701MH has even more power 🤨

Can anyone help?
Thanks
Can you please explain what is the RDA weight?

Thanks

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Re: Point blank 701MHF

Post by Mattman » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:20 pm

Doesn't seem like the right blank.

Does the weight of the blank match up correctly?

Does the power weight match up with a different model?

Not from Point Blank but I've received several mislabeled blanks this past year. If it weren't for RDA, I wouldn't have known. Just blindly built a horribly over powered rod.
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Re: Point blank 701MHF

Post by ogrich31 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:50 pm

I didn't measure rda on mine, but my PB701MHF feels more like a heavy than a mh. But I've only used it 2 or 3 times since building it, and I've heard these blanks take a little bit of time to get used to them.

The weight on mine is 65.34g / 2.305oz (listed as 1.94oz on PB's site).

What weights are you guys measuring on yours?

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Re: Point blank 701MHF

Post by dennis_rf » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:33 pm

Carlos Carrapiço wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:10 pm
Can you please explain what is the RDA weight?
Thanks
The weight it takes to bend a horizontally fixed blank down 1/3 of it’s working length, that being the total length minus the handle (why I referred to the different handle lengths). This Rod Deflection Analysis tells you about the power of that blank in grams, I called it weight here.
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Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:20 pm
Doesn't seem like the right blank.
Good call, I have heard of mislabeled blanks with Point Blank too but in this case not possible as they do not offer any powers heavier than the MH for the 7 feet blanks
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Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:50 pm
The weight on mine is 65.34g / 2.305oz (listed as 1.94oz on PB's site).

What weights are you guys measuring on yours?
I am not 100% sure I recall correctly but I think it was 5g heavier coming in at 2.08oz. In your case wow that's super far off in my opinion. Wonder how this can happen



Guys, I'm still hoping for some RDA measurements 👋

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Re: Point blank 701MHF

Post by Hogsticker2 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:32 pm

Didn't think about the fact that the MH is the heaviest in the 7 ft lineup. Good call

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Re: Point blank 701MHF

Post by MikeK » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:11 pm

Measurements from PB701MHF I got in 2015 . . .
Butt 0.569"
Weight 2.19oz
RDA Power 570g at 71" WL

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Re: Point blank 701MHF

Post by mobass11652 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:12 am

Call Anglers Resource and ask for Aaron, he will get it figured out. He was the point man for an issue I had.

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Re: Point blank 701MHF

Post by dennis_rf » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:58 pm

MikeK wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:11 pm
Measurements from PB701MHF I got in 2015 . . .
Butt 0.569"
Weight 2.19oz
RDA Power 570g at 71" WL
thanks!

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Re: Point blank 701MHF

Post by ogrich31 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:31 pm

Btw, I didn't think too much into it as well since the 701Mh is the heaviest 7' they make. I'm happy with the rod so far, but I just haven't used it much so time will tell.

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Re: Point blank 701MHF

Post by Mattman » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:09 pm

I was speaking with Point Blank on another topic and eventually found myself getting the correct RDA information for this blank. If they haven't already, they will be correcting the published data.

Power: 630gr
AA: 68˚
Wt: 2.36oz


Butt Dia: 14.2mm
Tip size: 5.0
12 in. up from butt dia: 14.0mm
Balance Point: 26.25" from butt
Lure Wt: 1/2 to 1 1/2oz
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Re: Point blank 701MHF

Post by dennis_rf » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:04 pm

Mattman wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:09 pm
I was speaking with Point Blank on another topic and eventually found myself getting the correct RDA information for this blank. If they haven't already, they will be correcting the published data.

Power: 630gr
AA: 68˚
Wt: 2.36oz


Butt Dia: 14.2mm
Tip size: 5.0
12 in. up from butt dia: 14.0mm
Balance Point: 26.25" from butt
Lure Wt: 1/2 to 1 1/2oz
Wow that’s some insight! Thank you so much!

I ordered the 7‘ medium on Black Friday, let’s see how this one compares. Wouldn’t expect it closing the new gap of a 500-550g blank tho :/

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Re: Point blank 701MHF

Post by Hogsticker2 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:05 pm

dennis_rf wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:04 pm
Mattman wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:09 pm
I was speaking with Point Blank on another topic and eventually found myself getting the correct RDA information for this blank. If they haven't already, they will be correcting the published data.

Power: 630gr
AA: 68˚
Wt: 2.36oz


Butt Dia: 14.2mm
Tip size: 5.0
12 in. up from butt dia: 14.0mm
Balance Point: 26.25" from butt
Lure Wt: 1/2 to 1 1/2oz
Wow that’s some insight! Thank you so much!

I ordered the 7‘ medium on Black Friday, let’s see how this one compares. Wouldn’t expect it closing the new gap of a 500-550g blank tho :/
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Re: Point blank 701MHF

Post by dennis_rf » Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:08 am

I received the 701MF and my measurements are:

61g / 2.15oz
RDA of 520g at 71“ working length
Butt: 14.36mm
Tip: 1.73mm
No more „cat tongue“ finish, its sanded smooth

Seems like I’ve found the MH rod I was looking for after all 😅

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