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by Carlos Carrapiço
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 977
Views: 264861

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

This is absolutely not accurate, I’m just doing brain exercise. In here I’m casting ~23 m. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHVpq00gu8U&t=46s Cast time ~2,5 s. That’s 9,2 m/s. 30 mm spool perimeter is 0,09428 m. That makes 97,6 rps, which is 5857 rpm. But actually cast starts from ~4,2 m higher than...
by Carlos Carrapiço
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 977
Views: 264861

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

I roughed out some back of the napkins calcs and for a 50yd cast it would spin a spool (30mm diam) about 2100 revs. So if a cast took 3 sec, the that would be 700 rev/sec or about 42K rpm. I think your results might be wrong by a Pi factor: Perimeter = Pi * Diameter The average spool speed during t...
by Carlos Carrapiço
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: MB Zonda Hedgehog BFS spool corrosion
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: MB Zonda Hedgehog BFS spool corrosion

Tokugawa wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:46 pm
You can get a Bonderite pen and coat the exposed aluminum.
Thank you Tokugawa,
I'll definitely take a look at that.
by Carlos Carrapiço
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: MB Zonda Hedgehog BFS spool corrosion
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: MB Zonda Hedgehog BFS spool corrosion

Thanks for the replies.

For the time being I have clean it and oiled with a bit of lithium oil hopping to stop the corrosion.
Guess the saltwater adventure has ended for this spool.
by Carlos Carrapiço
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: MB Zonda Hedgehog BFS spool corrosion
Replies: 5
Views: 731

MB Zonda Hedgehog BFS spool corrosion

I have the above mentioned reel and I have been saltwater fishing with it. Recently I notice some corrosion (pitting) in the spool rim.
Is the spool body aluminum or magnesium?

Any solution to stop the corrosion spread?

Thanks
by Carlos Carrapiço
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Designo leben and vantage
Replies: 47
Views: 8795

Re: Designo leben and vantage

Fjordblue wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:52 am
https://www.hideup.jp/product/macca.php

These also seem quite similar to the fact and armadas.
Another designo build possibly?
Very possible
by Carlos Carrapiço
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Alphas sv tw with some line capacity
Replies: 46
Views: 4169

Re: Alphas sv tw with some line capacity

Don’t remember exactly where I saw it but the spool is 33mm just like the old Alphas.
by Carlos Carrapiço
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Designo leben and vantage
Replies: 47
Views: 8795

Re: Designo leben and vantage

This is a fantastic write up. Thank you. Unfortunately, the little monkey telling me to get the Armada or perhaps FACT has now turned into a gorilla. Another thought to your previous observation, Perhaps EG might discontinue making the FACT line now with the Armada launched? It’s really difficult t...
by Carlos Carrapiço
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 32587

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Pockets milled out https://i.postimg.cc/BQBxsBrZ/E4597350-FD4-E-416-A-B4-E6-37-DD08-C67-A06.jpg It would be amazing to have a kit for popular reels like the old STEEZ 100SH/Zillion, ALPHAS as well as the new STEEZ SV TW. I believe that the current design with slight changes would work perfectly. Th...
by Carlos Carrapiço
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Designo leben and vantage
Replies: 47
Views: 8795

Re: Designo leben and vantage

Does anyone know where these Armada rods with fit in? I’m not sure if it’s by Designo or another maker using Designo blanks? I think Aquaftm mentioned Randoule (sp?) as the new top of the line by Designo. So would these be considered more entry level? Still not cheap by any means. Can’t find much o...
by Carlos Carrapiço
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 32587

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Now that we are at it, how about removing the spacers around the spool and fit a more usable spool for normal bass fishing. Sometimes in the range of the 33mm diameter?
Has someone tried it?
by Carlos Carrapiço
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Designo leben and vantage
Replies: 47
Views: 8795

Re: Designo leben and vantage

so weird. seems like only one rod in that pic using acs reel seat. y not just keep them uniform? Also the EG HFAC-511MHST has the ACS real seat. Difficult to copy so much.... without looking like a copy. https://www.evergreen-fishing.com/goods_list/Hfac511mhst.html I wonder what is EG position on t...
by Carlos Carrapiço
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Designo leben and vantage
Replies: 47
Views: 8795

Re: Designo leben and vantage

Does anyone know where these Armada rods with fit in? I’m not sure if it’s by Designo or another maker using Designo blanks? I think Aquaftm mentioned Randoule (sp?) as the new top of the line by Designo. So would these be considered more entry level? Still not cheap by any means. Can’t find much o...
by Carlos Carrapiço
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 32587

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

cjbaguio wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:11 pm
Yep...the Steez's main gear is machined for drag. No plastic pieces.
I don’t think that picture is of a Steez. Most probably is from a Z2020.

The latest iterations of the clicking drags have plastic races.

http://tackletour.com/reviewdaiwasteezatw.html
by Carlos Carrapiço
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa LP Reel Bearings Knocking?
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Re: Daiwa LP Reel Bearings Knocking?

I have a problem with several of my LP reels, Lexa 300, Steez A, Steez SV103 and intermittently Tat. Type R CT. all of them are Lefty's and 8.1-1 Ratio but the Lexa. They have developed a knock for every revolution of the spool and depending on the load it comes and goes, I'm pretty certain it is t...