Pics of most balanced high end rod please

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Pics of most balanced high end rod please

Post by Chode » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:59 am

If you don't mind, please post pics of your most balanced setup showing where it sits on your finger. everybody seems to have their own version of "balanced" so the best way for me to know is via picture. anything from nrx, conquest, xtasy, steez, k2, etc would be nice. much appreciated!!

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Re: Pics of most balanced high end rod please

Post by hoohoorjoo » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:02 am

Including custom rods?
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: Pics of most balanced high end rod please

Post by poisonokie » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:34 am

Oh, I can have a lot of fun with this...

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MS-X MXC-610M/Zonda 68L


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I think this is the 65ML, but I'm not sure. I'll definitely take some more pictures of these while I'm sitting inside during this weekend's oppressively hot weather.
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Re: Pics of most balanced high end rod please

Post by domthewon » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:47 pm

I got TT autocorrected earlier and didn’t notice. ](*,)
My most balanced combo is an Imakatsu Rodeo Ride built by Designo that I got from a member here with an upgraded steez sv. 9.3oz tw. Balances under the reel. In the pic the tip is slightly up and my finger is the only place it can rest without having to hold it in my hand.

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Steez RD Shallow cover finesse Upgraded steez ct. With the stock reel it balances better, but the whole combo the way it is with the KTF spool, star drag, and carbon handle it weighs 8.1 oz tw and at that weight balance doesn’t mean much.

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Re: Pics of most balanced high end rod please

Post by Chode » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:07 pm

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:02 am
Including custom rods?
whatever you like. just curious as to what the pics will show

also, please state the rod, reel, and specs please. let's just have some fun with this

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Re: Pics of most balanced high end rod please

Post by Chode » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:08 pm

domthewon wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:47 pm
I got TT autocorrected earlier and didn’t notice. ](*,)
My most balanced combo is an Imakatsu Rodeo Ride built by Designo that I got from a member here with an upgraded steez sv. 9.3oz tw. Balances under the reel. In the pic the tip is slightly up and my finger is the only place it can rest without having to hold it in my hand.

[url=https://postimg.cc/jwvnPGsK]Image

Steez RD Shallow cover finesse Upgraded steez ct. With the stock reel it balances better, but the whole combo the way it is with the KTF spool, star drag, and carbon handle it weighs 8.1 oz tw and at that weight balance doesn’t mean much.

[url=https://postimg.cc/mhjXdDdN]Image
now that's nice :lol:

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Re: Pics of most balanced high end rod please

Post by Chode » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:09 pm

poisonokie wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:34 am
Oh, I can have a lot of fun with this...

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MS-X MXC-610M/Zonda 68L


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I think this is the 65ML, but I'm not sure. I'll definitely take some more pictures of these while I'm sitting inside during this weekend's oppressively hot weather.
money!

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Re: Pics of most balanced high end rod please

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:40 pm

Mine would probably be the GLX 842 with a Metanium 13.

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Re: Pics of most balanced high end rod please

Post by poisonokie » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:56 pm

Okay, you asked for it...

Here they are without reels.
(70X, 70FR, 70H, 70MH, 67MH, 610M, 66M, 65ML, 69M/BF, 68ML/BF, 65L/BF, 64UL/BF)

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Re: Pics of most balanced high end rod please

Post by poisonokie » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:00 pm

And with reels...

(Alphas ASC, Alphas Air, SV Light, SV105, SS SV 103, Luna 103, Zonda 68, Zillion SV(3), IP79, TD Zillion)

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Re: Pics of most balanced high end rod please

Post by poisonokie » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:08 pm

And a few others:

Zillion 661HFB/ZillionTWS, Zillion 801HFB/ZillionTWS, Zillion 801MHRB-G/Zillion TWS, and just for fun, St Croix Mojo Cat 70MH/Ambassadeur Pro Rocket

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Re: Pics of most balanced high end rod please

Post by domthewon » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:19 pm

Since I was testing and posted under my xbd thread already here is my 741Ags and 1516HLC.

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Re: Pics of most balanced high end rod please

Post by domthewon » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:25 pm

poisonokie wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:08 pm
And a few others:
Those pics say a lot about those major craft rods. Light weight pretty well balanced and underrated. Nice stuff.

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Re: Pics of most balanced high end rod please

Post by poisonokie » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:29 pm

domthewon wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:25 pm
poisonokie wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:08 pm
And a few others:
Those pics say a lot about those major craft rods. Light weight pretty well balanced and underrated. Nice stuff.
That's what got me hooked on them. They're very well designed and constructed. The only one that's really tip heavy at all is the frog rod, but it's still pretty balanced considering. They could have balanced it with a longer handle like the H and XH (all three have 100% double-footed guides), but it would've gotten in the way when walking the dog. I think the smaller Ti/SiC guides used on all of them have a lot to do with it. They are all 7' or shorter, so there's no denying that's a substantial factor, but my personal preference is for rods of that length anyway.

Here are the weights since the OP wanted specs:

MS-X MXC-64UL/BF: 3.5
MS-X MXC-65L/BF: 3.4
MS-X MXC-68ML/BF: 3.5
MS-X MXC-69M/BF: 3.6
MS-X MXC-65ML: 3.7
MS-X MXC-66M: 3.7
MS-X MXC-610M: 3.9
MS-X MXC-67MH: 4.4
MS-X MXC-70MH: 4.4
MS-X MXC-70H: 4.7
MS-X MXC-70X: 4.8
MS-X MXC-70FR: 5.2
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Re: Pics of most balanced high end rod please

Post by Chode » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:12 pm

poisonokie wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:29 pm
domthewon wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:25 pm
poisonokie wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:08 pm
And a few others:
Those pics say a lot about those major craft rods. Light weight pretty well balanced and underrated. Nice stuff.
That's what got me hooked on them. They're very well designed and constructed. The only one that's really tip heavy at all is the frog rod, but it's still pretty balanced considering. They could have balanced it with a longer handle like the H and XH (all three have 100% double-footed guides), but it would've gotten in the way when walking the dog. I think the smaller Ti/SiC guides used on all of them have a lot to do with it. They are all 7' or shorter, so there's no denying that's a substantial factor, but my personal preference is for rods of that length anyway.

Here are the weights since the OP wanted specs:

MS-X MXC-64UL/BF: 3.5
MS-X MXC-65L/BF: 3.4
MS-X MXC-68ML/BF: 3.5
MS-X MXC-69M/BF: 3.6
MS-X MXC-65ML: 3.7
MS-X MXC-66M: 3.7
MS-X MXC-610M: 3.9
MS-X MXC-67MH: 4.4
MS-X MXC-70MH: 4.4
MS-X MXC-70H: 4.7
MS-X MXC-70X: 4.8
MS-X MXC-70FR: 5.2
pretty sick arsenal

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