What's REALLY next for Daiwa

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What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:50 am

In an effort to keep threads on topic, i am starting a new thread for us to speculate about whats coming next for Daiwa or what we'd like to see.

Id like to see an updated Alphas SV. Also, a small tough reel to compete with the Bantam would be cool.

High gear ratios are always on my list as well. Imagine an 8.5 aluminum framed, brass geared reel like the Alphas. Pitching heaven.
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Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Post by poisonokie » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:38 am

Zillion 1012 SV TW Type R, CF handle with cork knobs, bearings throughout, Hedgehog Air HD spool bearing collaboration, all ratios in both L and R, maybe Duralumin gears? and drumroll please... Magforce 3D!

An updated Luna for those of us who can't afford a Ryoga and would prefer a true round reel, anyway

Readily available custom parts for the USDM

Also, as someone mentioned on another thread, aluminum spinning reels
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Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Post by Tokugawa » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:00 am

An updated Luna 103 would be interesting, and the downsized Z would be great. The Shimano Bantam is a beautiful machine.

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Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:46 am

Tokugawa wrote:An updated Luna 103 would be interesting, and the downsized Z would be great. The Shimano Bantam is a beautiful machine.
Maybe the Zillion and Tatula HD is Daiwa's Bantam??? I hope not but, worth mentioning.
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Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:47 am

Would the Z1016 fans like it as an aluminum version of the T3 minus the hood? Of course have a 90mm handle and more solid all around.
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Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Post by Aquaftm45 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:15 am

Swing for the fences.
A Magsealed, Aluminum, Digitally Controlled BFS capable reel that weighs in at 6.5oz.

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Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Post by hoohoorjoo » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:18 am

Aquaftm45 wrote:Swing for the fences.
A Magsealed, Aluminum, Digitally Controlled BFS capable reel that weighs in at 6.5oz.
Lol! A shimadaiwa.... :sick:
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Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:22 am

Aquaftm45 wrote:Swing for the fences.
A Magsealed, Aluminum, Digitally Controlled BFS capable reel that weighs in at 6.5oz.
Hopefully BFS makes it mainstream to the US shores.
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Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Post by poisonokie » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:36 am

Tokugawa wrote:An updated Luna 103 would be interesting, and the downsized Z would be great. The Shimano Bantam is a beautiful machine.
Yes, I love my Luna 103 for general hardbait use, but I had to do a lot to get it to that status. I changed the handle (Daiwa custom 100mm blue), the spool (RCS 1016, which required a different spool pin), carbontex drag, air HD bearings, replaced the driveshaft bushing with a bearing, which required a different collar or whatever you call the part that rides inside the roller clutch, and I had to have Daiwa send me the part that holds the Magforce dial on as it was left off of mine from the factory.

I don't know if a bearing can be fitted to the base of the driveshaft or not, but I know the levelwind doesn't support one.

So if they could just get all that right from get go, anodize it black with gunmetal accents, give us the option of 5.8 or 7.2 marine bronze gears in either retrieve, while maintaining the classic machined millionaire profile, it could be legendary. They could call it Magnetar in keeping with the celestial theme.
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Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Post by SSS » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:03 pm

I want a Z1016
I want a Z1016
I want a Z1016
I want a Z1016
I want a Z1016

Hello? I want a Z1016! Would prefer a Magnesium model with brass gears weighting no more than 6.5oz. And i don't want a T wing on it. Leave the sexy looking frame as is.

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Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Post by cndbasshunter » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:39 pm

More Tatulas :mrgreen:

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Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Post by papabassin » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:43 pm

cndbasshunter wrote:More Tatulas :mrgreen:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Post by SSS » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:46 pm

The Tats are the Daiwa's virus :crying:

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Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:07 pm

SSS wrote:The Tats are the Daiwa's virus :crying:
I imagine they are Daiwa's money makers.
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Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Post by Houndfish » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:11 pm

I am surprised at all the "z1016" talk, I was never under the impression that the z2020 was very popular.

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