Terrible Chinese knock off reels

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Terrible Chinese knock off reels

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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by timsford » Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:22 am

There is a link on one of those pages for a dual braking 18 bearing reel. How would one even go about putting 18 bearings in a reel?

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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by africanbass » Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:10 pm

Damn,just ordered one of those knock off 'air handle 'assemblies from the bay.
Could have had a whole SS air reel for $25 :lol:

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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by jjbassnforfun » Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:16 pm

I bought one of the No. 8 candly apples. Looked nice until I got to actually hold it. Afraid to fish it. It will likely break in a few casts. :doh:

Basically a TD-Z knock off........ But no where near the quality.

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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by nativefloridian » Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:50 am

They are probably counting each ball in every bearing. lol

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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by Markanthony404 » Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:48 pm

Thats the funniest thing iv seen all day! :lol:

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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by mark poulson » Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:35 am

timsford wrote:There is a link on one of those pages for a dual braking 18 bearing reel. How would one even go about putting 18 bearings in a reel?
They have bearings all around the brake race. Hahaha

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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by Draethe84 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:10 pm

If I had of laughed any harder, I would have broken all of my ribs... Its just so funny how much better things look when the quality is ramped up!

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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by Thaddeus » Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:51 am

gross

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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by JTinKC » Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:11 am

Those look awesome!

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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by reznor » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:40 am

I don't see a t-wing on that chinese t3... :?

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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by pharmboy2010 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:42 am

reznor wrote:I don't see a t-wing on that chinese t3... :?
Looks more like a knock off of a Z 2020.

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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by reznor » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:40 am

That's right, pharmboy2010! There are better copies of daiwa reels like angler (tdz 100)and omoto cerveza( tdz 103) with all the features: mg frames ,mag z brakes, floating spools and cheaper material I guess for their cost. :laugh1:

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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by mark poulson » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:58 pm

How in the world can they make/sell reels that cheap? I mean, it does cost something to manufacture.

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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by pharmboy2010 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:45 am

Cheap parts, cheap labor and no R&D or marketing = rock bottom pricing.

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