Best Custom Handle company?

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Best Custom Handle company?

Post by Giqqo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:30 am

Just looking around and came acrossed ZPI and Hedgehog handles and a few other. Just wondering which one yall prefer. Thanks

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Post by PikeRoadBassn » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:19 am

For overall quality, ZPI handles are hard to beat. Ive used ZPI, Studio Composite, Hawgtech, RCS and a few more. The ZPI is definitely one of the tougher handles out there. The carbon is of high quality, the fit and finish is nice and tight, and they just look dang good.

We are also a US based dealer for ZPI products if you want to give one a spin without the added shipping charges from Japan.


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Re: Best Custom Handle company?

Post by Hogsticker2 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:03 pm

Avail for aluminum. The lightness and look simply can't be touched. I prefer the RCS carbon handles. The new version with the Slp works stamp is beautiful.

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Post by Cristo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:39 pm

Zpi carbon fiber handles are super dope but I like all steel Avail on my Manoz. I would like to try a drave but they're a little too crazy for me for now anyways :lol:
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Post by Polkfish1 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:44 pm

Hogsticker2 wrote:Avail for aluminum. The lightness and look simply can't be touched. I prefer the RCS carbon handles. The new version with the Slp works stamp is beautiful.
Yes indeed regarding that new stamped slp handle. Thought it looked a little silly in pictures, but in hand it's really sharp. Really dresses up that zillion 8.1

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Re: Best Custom Handle company?

Post by Good351 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:27 am

Livre.

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Avail.

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Post by Cristo » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:13 pm

show off :laugh1:
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Re: Best Custom Handle company?

Post by hzzhangc » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:36 pm

Livre for not too cold days and avail+daiwa OG cork for winter.

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Post by Steffen_82 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:37 pm

I‘ld go with livre handles or the deps knuckle arm for any silver or titanium colored reel.
Any other i have converted to either rcs or ito carbon handles with daiwa OG kork knobs or itö knobs by megabass

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Re: Best Custom Handle company?

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:01 am

I have two Hedgehog handles, one is carbon fiber on my MGL the other is a 95mm on my Conquest 101hg.
I love these handles...

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Post by Houndfish » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:59 am

PikeRoadBassn wrote:For overall quality, are hard to beat. Ive used ZPI, Studio Composite, Hawgtech, RCS and a few more. The ZPI is definitely one of the tougher handles out there. The carbon is of high quality, the fit and finish is nice and tight, and they just look dang good.

We are also a US based dealer for ZPI products if you want to give one a spin without the added shipping charges from Japan.


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Can you shed any light on the difference between the various lines of handles ZPI offers? They have a ton of different products but I can't really get a sense from the translated website what the differences are, other then length and knob style. I want a longer carbon handle and some bigger foam knobs for a sv103 I have, but I can't figure out what sets their different lines apart.

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Re: Best Custom Handle company?

Post by lpquick » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:46 pm

I'm not a fan of straight ZPI handles the few I've seen the retainer screw goes directly into the CF and they seem cocked one way or the other, none are clean straight in to the handle. They need to insert a metal sleeve into the CF to properly hold and secure the screw. Highest quality handles are Livre hands down. I buy custom made handles & knobs from my good friend Ben @ Customized Tackle. I like the Avail aluminum handles a lot also they are light and strong.The Livre handles I have are swept and don't require a swept drag star which is awesome.
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Re: Best Custom Handle company?

Post by jmd_143 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:29 am

I do not believe they are made anymore but I have an older semper fi Handle that fits great on my Shimano’s

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Re: Best Custom Handle company?

Post by IlliniDawg01 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:52 am

jmd_143 wrote:I do not believe they are made anymore but I have an older semper fi Handle that fits great on my Shimano’s
The company that made the Semper Fi handles makes the Ray's Studio DIY handles now.

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Re: Best Custom Handle company?

Post by PikeRoadBassn » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:48 am

Houndfish wrote:
PikeRoadBassn wrote:For overall quality, are hard to beat. Ive used ZPI, Studio Composite, Hawgtech, RCS and a few more. The ZPI is definitely one of the tougher handles out there. The carbon is of high quality, the fit and finish is nice and tight, and they just look dang good.

We are also a US based dealer for ZPI products if you want to give one a spin without the added shipping charges from Japan.


http://WWW.TACKLETRAP.COM
Can you shed any light on the difference between the various lines of handles ZPI offers? They have a ton of different products but I can't really get a sense from the translated website what the differences are, other then length and knob style. I want a longer carbon handle and some bigger foam knobs for a sv103 I have, but I can't figure out what sets their different lines apart.
http://zpi-japan.com/products/SSRCOffsetHandle.html
***Offset(Swept) - available in 86 and 92 millimeter.

http://zpi-japan.com/products/PGCarbonHandle.html
***Straight - available in 85, 92, and 97 millimeter

http://zpi-japan.com/products/PGInertia ... andle.html
***Straight - available in 92 and 102 millimeter

http://zpi-japan.com/products/PGCarbonHandleTypeS.html
***Straight - Available in 92mm only and comes with EVA Slim knobs

http://zpi-japan.com/products/PGCarbonHandleTypeL.html
***Straight - Available in 102mm only with EVA Slim knobs

All of their handles are essentially the same. They come in a variety of colors. Other than being straight or offset, and the length, there is no difference.

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