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by Zander
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Living up to the Hype? The Zero Ball Bearing Concept Z from 13 Fishing
Replies: 12
Views: 3619

Re: Living up to the Hype? The Zero Ball Bearing Concept Z from 13 Fishing

Yes, in the longer term durability update I can do that, we have a digital magnifying camera in the lab.
by Zander
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Living up to the Hype? The Zero Ball Bearing Concept Z from 13 Fishing
Replies: 12
Views: 3619

Re: Living up to the Hype? The Zero Ball Bearing Concept Z from 13 Fishing

The tolerance of the ID looks off. Is that what is causing the rattling during the cast? http://www.tackletour.com/images18/pic13fishingconceptzreel30.jpg Hi Tony, I thought it was possible but while I observed some change in the edge of the I.D. it doesn't go through the entire bushing. I also swa...
by Zander
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Living up to the Hype? The Zero Ball Bearing Concept Z from 13 Fishing
Replies: 12
Views: 3619

Re: Living up to the Hype? The Zero Ball Bearing Concept Z from 13 Fishing

Slazmo wrote:And good to see you using a great Aussie product 'Inox' in the review.
Thanks Slazmo, and I love INOX, some of the best oil available on the market!
by Zander
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Living up to the Hype? The Zero Ball Bearing Concept Z from 13 Fishing
Replies: 12
Views: 3619

Re: Living up to the Hype? The Zero Ball Bearing Concept Z from 13 Fishing

Appreciated the detailed review. Not sure if I am going to run out and get one, but if the price is right during some sales, I might have to try it out. The color is a shout out to the OG Team Daiwa Sol-Train! A true classic. Thanks Zodiak, it definitely offers anglers a different experience and ha...
by Zander
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: TackleTour Autopsy: A Brat to the Balsa Core, the new Rapala BX Squarebill
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

Re: TackleTour Autopsy: A Brat to the Balsa Core, the new Rapala BX Squarebill

Hahah then you probably know the properties of different wood materials better than anyone. When working on this autopsy I had to reach out to a lot of crankbait anglers that favor balsa, including ones that still build their own balsa baits and won't fish anything else. Sure, there is the marketing...
by Zander
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Savage Gear Introduces New Fishing Rods for 2018 - Meet the Browser Series
Replies: 5
Views: 1718

Re: Savage Gear Introduces New Fishing Rods for 2018 - Meet the Browser Series

Np, been getting a lot of emails since the preview went live. The rods are certainly priced to move and there are a lot of Savage Gear fans that have been waiting for a rod to toss all of the company's many topwater and big baits. I have a feeling that the 8 foot big bait rod is going to be a popula...
by Zander
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Savage Gear Introduces New Fishing Rods for 2018 - Meet the Browser Series
Replies: 5
Views: 1718

Re: Savage Gear Introduces New Fishing Rods for 2018 - Meet the Browser Series

No defined date yet but they should be available within the next few weeks. Savage was able to confirm that etailers like TW will be carrying them.
by Zander
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: TackleTour Autopsy: A Brat to the Balsa Core, the new Rapala BX Squarebill
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

Re: TackleTour Autopsy: A Brat to the Balsa Core, the new Rapala BX Squarebill

Balsa historically has been a really good material but as mentioned in the autopsy it does have limitations. Why it is still used in the core is for consistency. Like I duscussed in the autopsy the same properties of a complete balsa bait is what Rapala is trying to achieve, only with enhanced durab...
by Zander
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Shimano’s Curado K Baitcaster : More than Black and White
Replies: 11
Views: 2554

Re: Shimano’s Curado K Baitcaster : More than Black and White

I noticed that the review mentioned you all tested the K on the new Loomis IMX-Pro rods. I would love to see a review of them in the future. I have not found a lot of info about them out there yet, I love the looks of them but the price point is so close to the GLX now that I don't really know what...
by Zander
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Shimano’s Curado K Baitcaster : More than Black and White
Replies: 11
Views: 2554

Re: Shimano’s Curado K Baitcaster : More than Black and White

Great write up. Like you mentioned, I'm in the camp of thinking this may be the best Curado yet. We'll see how it stands up over time. Thanks Fishballer, Happy New Year to you and everyone. Fully agree, will be fishing the reel a lot more to see if it holds up over time but already noticing that it...
by Zander
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: TackleTour Exclusive: On the Water with the New G.Loomis Conquest Rod Series
Replies: 28
Views: 6029

Re: TackleTour Exclusive: On the Water with the New G.Loomis Conquest Rod Series

Thanks alot for the preview and hope Shimano Malaysia will have this available soon. Anyway, i am still waiting for TT review. :) :) :) Regards, WW ps. Cal... or Zander..., any new rod from G Rods International???. Mind sharing it :) Not a brand new line yet but the company is branching out with in...
by Zander
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: TackleTour Exclusive: On the Water with the New G.Loomis Conquest Rod Series
Replies: 28
Views: 6029

Re: TackleTour Exclusive: On the Water with the New G.Loomis Conquest Rod Series

fishes wrote:Is there any word on when these will be in shops?
Hi Fishes, I asked the guys at G.Loomis today and it looks like the earliest the rods will be available is the early Sept timeframe.
by Zander
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: First Look Inside the New Shimano Curado K Series Baitcasters
Replies: 11
Views: 2255

Re: First Look Inside the New Shimano Curado K Series Baitcasters

On the first page of the preview you guys put the table of specs for the Stradic FK instead of the Curado K. Thanks Guys, had a number of issues, looked like I uploaded a previous version of the article. The Stradic matrix was half merged with the Curado K specs. All updated now and fixed a number ...
by Zander
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Making a Power Play, the Shimano Tranx Baitcaster
Replies: 7
Views: 1537

Re: Making a Power Play, the Shimano Tranx Baitcaster

No offense taken at all and always appreciate the feedback. Sealed systems are definitely more common on spinning reels, especially those employed in surf environments. For this particular article the focus really was on big bait applications and freshwater, something that I stated throughout the te...
by Zander
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Making a Power Play, the Shimano Tranx Baitcaster
Replies: 7
Views: 1537

Re: Making a Power Play, the Shimano Tranx Baitcaster

Hi ScoobyDoo, Thanks for your post and comments. In the review I spoke at length to the durability of the reel and also how it is able to be used in both freshwater and saltwater environments as well as use as a charter reel, which further speaks to the ability of the Tranx to holdup to the elements...