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by 13Fishing
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?
Replies: 97
Views: 30037

Re: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?

Scoobie, The tolerances on a CZB are slightly(your talking .001mm here) looser than an inside race of a Ball bearing intentionally. We have done a lot of testing to find the performance and durability spot. In order to understand this, you must first understand this material. This is not at all like...
by 13Fishing
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?
Replies: 97
Views: 30037

Re: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?

Keeping in mind the reel is designed for Inshore Saltwater and Freshwater Bass fishing. This reel was not intended for throwing 500+' in casting competitions.... So starting there with a 7-7.5' rod and a bait in a reasonable range of 1/2-1oz. If you would normally fish our Concept Series set on 2-3 ...
by 13Fishing
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 13 fishing CZB Bearing
Replies: 33
Views: 13098

Re: 13 fishing CZB Bearing

They will be available soon, the material is very difficult to manufacture....so we are working around the clock just to keep up with CZB/s for reel production. In a few weeks, when we get a surplus we will drop them in packaging and distribute. Best guess is late February early March when they roll...
by 13Fishing
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: 13 Fishing Product Support
Topic: Chicagoland Fishing Show
Replies: 3
Views: 6349

Re: Chicagoland Fishing Show

I have checked with our sales team about the Chicagoland show. Cabela's will be attending with a booth. It is unknown if they will have any Concept Z's at the show for sale. Sales have been off the charts for Z. Worst Case, you would be able to order one in their booth from Cabelas.com. Matt 13 Fish...
by 13Fishing
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?
Replies: 97
Views: 30037

Re: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?

Seems everyone has a youtube channel these days.... you might be surprised on how few of these guys are actually on our staff. Either way we don't influence their reviews and opinions. If you listened and saw in our marketing videos the unscripted and candid reactions...these were genuine. The dista...
by 13Fishing
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?
Replies: 97
Views: 30037

Re: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?

So....basically summarizing everything on this thread. The Concept Z has proven its point and philosophy. We have developed a new one-piece bearing technology that casts equal to or better than the reels in its class. It will do exactly what it is intended to do, perform day after day without the pe...
by 13Fishing
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?
Replies: 97
Views: 30037

Re: Concept Z initial impressions. Did I expect too much?

Dear Scooby, Give it a little time...a few casts in the parking lot won't show you what this reel can do. I appreciate all the feedback, but i don't think its fair to judge a reel so quickly. Your post was pretty harsh considering a little play in your handle knob. Thats something that could easily ...
by 13Fishing
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: 13 Fishing Product Support
Topic: New TrickShop Color
Replies: 6
Views: 7709

Re: New TrickShop Color

Enjoy your new reel, let us know what you think. Many guys on the site are looking for unbiased opinions of the reel.

Tight Lines
Matt
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by 13Fishing
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: 13 Fishing Product Support
Topic: Concept Z Spool Change
Replies: 1
Views: 5499

Re: Concept Z Spool Change

I’ve read a lot lately about how you guys at 13 have spent a lot of time trying to find the right sweet spot as far as spool depth on the Concept Z. My question is, if I were to change out the spool with a regular Concept spool, but put the Concept Z bearing on the new spool, would I just be defeat...
by 13Fishing
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 13 fishing CZB Bearing
Replies: 33
Views: 13098

Re: 13 fishing CZB Bearing

you guys are so caught up in casting distance your missing all the other great attributes of the CZB. We aren't claiming this is the longest casting reel in the world....but man does it cast, and effortlessly too. The statement we are making is that we are all knuckleheads for thinking ball bearings...
by 13Fishing
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 13 Fishing Concept Z
Replies: 31
Views: 10200

Re: 13 Fishing Concept Z

sarcazmo wrote:Sorry if this has been answered, but are the trick shop spools compatible with this platform?
Yes. every spool we make takes the TS30-Z1 CZB bearing. It will be available in packaging soon.

Matt
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by 13Fishing
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 13 Fishing Concept Z
Replies: 31
Views: 10200

Re: 13 Fishing Concept Z

A lighter spool doesn't always cast further. In fact, the statement I will make is that typically a lighter spool will cast lighter baits better. Agree, a lighter spool doesn't help with distance casting, but what it does help with is ease of startup which helps cast lighter baits easier and cast b...
by 13Fishing
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 13 fishing CZB Bearing
Replies: 33
Views: 13098

Re: 13 fishing CZB Bearing

So many questions like What is the stiffness of the material? and can a high drag setting possibly deform the inner bore of the spool bearing? Are these meant to be lubed, or are they self-lubricating/impregnated? Are they subject to gradual water attack/degradation from weathering, particularly th...
by 13Fishing
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 13 fishing CZB Bearing
Replies: 33
Views: 13098

Re: 13 fishing CZB Bearing

Well , before icast they advertised it being a zero bearing reel...now they call the bushing a bearing. I am confused. :-k zero BALL bearings guys....its the steel material, the balls, the races, and the shields that are causing so many issues within your reels. Noise, corrosion, and performance lo...
by 13Fishing
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 13 fishing CZB Bearing
Replies: 33
Views: 13098

Re: 13 fishing CZB Bearing

Well , before icast they advertised it being a zero bearing reel...now they call the bushing a bearing. I am confused. :-k zero BALL bearings guys....its the steel material, the balls, the races, and the shields that are causing so many issues within your reels. Noise, corrosion, and performance lo...