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by surge
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado K vs Bantam
Replies: 20
Views: 1331

Re: Curado K vs Bantam

I have actually measured casting distance Curado K vs Bantam and Bantam outcasted K by up to 4 meters. Plus, Bantam made less noise during cast. I have a few of each. For what ever reason, I feel my K's will outcast my Bantums. The advantages of the Bantum, though, are their rigidity, size, and ease...
by surge
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Question on Curado K Gear Swap into 2013 Metanium
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: Question on Curado K Gear Swap into 2013 Metanium

Pinion needs to be Metanium’s.
by surge
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2019 Megabass Levante issues?
Replies: 15
Views: 3771

Re: 2019 Megabass Levante issues?

poisonokie wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:49 am
surge wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:07 am
Airrus donated their Mike Long signature series Stargate rods to children's charity :idea:
I was thinking something similar.

Did they scratch the logos off first?
Dunno. But it would be easy to cover that name with a black sticker.
by surge
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2019 Megabass Levante issues?
Replies: 15
Views: 3771

Re: 2019 Megabass Levante issues?

Airrus donated their Mike Long signature series Stargate rods to children's charity :idea:
by surge
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: What have you gotten back fishing?
Replies: 9
Views: 2349

Re: What have you gotten back fishing?

Got this one back year after it snapped off on cast.

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by surge
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Daiwa...
Replies: 141
Views: 21870

Re: What's next for Daiwa...

So, you know how Magforce Z works and in your opinion it is linear mag brake.
by surge
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Daiwa...
Replies: 141
Views: 21870

Re: What's next for Daiwa...

Daiwa’s warranty repair tech doesn’t know how Magforce V/Z works. Wow. This reminds me of a kung fu parody where one of the monks was deliberately tought wrong. Just for fun. I guess someone did the same thing when teaching how Daiwa’s braking works. If I’ll send my Magforce Z reel in for repair the...
by surge
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Zillion SV TW
Replies: 54
Views: 15483

Re: Daiwa Zillion SV TW

Measurements are done and results are interesting at least in my opinion. (It’s clear that this is not accurate as science but still results are obvious). There’s no same spring in (my) Steez 103 spool vs. (my) OG HLC Zillion. Test arrangement was following: To tie lines to movable inductors with s...
by surge
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 814
Views: 175647

Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

For Japan made stuff I understand that there’s R&D costs, quality control costs, high labor costs. But for chinese stuff... Exactly. I know little of R&D, factory quality control etc. To some degree, I can follow your thoughts (and agree with you). Still, how much R&D can there be - remove the spoo...
by surge
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Zillion HLC
Replies: 38
Views: 4393

Re: Zillion HLC

This spool needs higher RPM for the inductor to extend but one thing you could check is to remove the side plate, turn brakes to the max and see if the notches on the brake rings align. If not then the bigger ring has come loose and needs to be glued back on.
by surge
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 814
Views: 175647

Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

For Japan made stuff I understand that there’s R&D costs, quality control costs, high labor costs. But for chinese stuff...
by surge
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 814
Views: 175647

Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Are the lightweight spools so much more expensive to produce? I mean normal spools for chinese reels cost about 4-10$ at Aliexpress. SV inductor costs 5$. But chinese spools for Daiwa reels cost 40$+. Even 40$ feels like a rip-off.
by surge
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chronarch G vs Chronarch MGL
Replies: 6
Views: 2273

Re: Chronarch G vs Chronarch MGL

by surge
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zillion TW 1516XXHL grinding feel
Replies: 0
Views: 773

Zillion TW 1516XXHL grinding feel

I’ve spent several hours exchanging parts from another Zillion trying to figure out what causes grinding feel for about 1/3 of a turn of a handle. When I hold the reel normally in hand and crank then there is grinding. When I turn the reel upside down (reel foot facing sky) and crank then there is n...
by surge
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL reviews?
Replies: 79
Views: 20794

Re: Bantam MGL reviews?

Is this plastic pawl unique to Bantam or can it be replaced with a metal pawl from some other reel?