Daiwa Steez Air 2020

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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by E73Bass » Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:08 am

fishes wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:47 am
new video posted about the reel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_S8tDLBi4k
As I Suspect this will not be a DaiwaUSA intro.

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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by Pastrmka » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:13 am

Watching some of the videos online, spool is little heavier than 30mm KTF spool for Steez CT which is surprising. Also, drag star does not click and there is no audiable drag like in Steez CT.

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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by fishes » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:15 am

Pastrmka wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:13 am
Watching some of the videos online, spool is little heavier than 30mm KTF spool for Steez CT which is surprising. Also, drag star does not click and there is no audiable drag like in Steez CT.
All of that is kind of disappointing

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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:45 am

Pastrmka wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:13 am
Watching some of the videos online, spool is little heavier than 30mm KTF spool for Steez CT which is surprising. Also, drag star does not click and there is no audiable drag like in Steez CT.
Makes me wonder if it will cast better than a KTF Steez CT? Spool weight is important but, can be misleading sometimes. The spool shaft being made of titanium vs stainless steel can make a bigger difference on the scale than on the water.
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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by CheezusCrust » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:38 am

I'd get the Steez CT and buy a cheap chinese shallow spool.No way I'll ever pay the money Daiwa is asking for their top of the line reels.

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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by jvelth74 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:56 am

Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:45 am
Makes me wonder if it will cast better than a KTF Steez CT? Spool weight is important but, can be misleading sometimes. The spool shaft being made of titanium vs stainless steel can make a bigger difference on the scale than on the water.
Weight is not only one factor of momentum of inertia. And it is factor x^1. Diameter has bigger effect because it has factor x^2.

Steez Air wil be better casting in light lures. And there will be aftermarket spools i guess.
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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by domthewon » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:30 pm

It looks like to me the spool might be made by KTF. I’m not positive but have seen there logo in more than one ad for this reel. JDM price isn’t too bad if it is a KTF spool and performance matches. Just my $.02 . I’m buying one anyways.
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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by 4g63power » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:35 pm

Weren't the other air spools(ss and t3)made by ktf as well? I don't think it's anything new.

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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by domthewon » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:12 pm

4g63power wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:35 pm
Weren't the other air spools(ss and t3)made by ktf as well? I don't think it's anything new.
Not sure honestly. I never bought any of the other versions of Air reels except air stream custom. I only got into bfs a few years ago and my reels were Shimanos when I started. I own a bunch of KTF spools for different reels and think they are very good quality and perform very well. If the spool is made by them then I wouldn't expect any aftermarket spools for this reel as they wouldn't be much of an upgrade. Also, I wouldn't have to spend extra money except for a carbon fiber handle and knobs which I would anyways cause the stock one is garbage.

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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by Dalleinf » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:18 am

New vid.
Spool weight 8.1g

https://youtu.be/uw1GrJ8MMf4

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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by CheezusCrust » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:04 am

4g63power wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:35 pm
Weren't the other air spools(ss and t3)made by ktf as well? I don't think it's anything new.
I think only the T3 air and the Megabass FX68 had their spools made by KTF.All the other T3 abominations had shitty spools made in Thailand .But not sure.

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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by Hogsticker2 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:38 am

CheezusCrust wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:04 am
4g63power wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:35 pm
Weren't the other air spools(ss and t3)made by ktf as well? I don't think it's anything new.
I think only the T3 air and the Megabass FX68 had their spools made by KTF.All the other T3 abominations had shitty spools made in Thailand .But not sure.
LOL. Abominations. I don't think so. I understand they're a love hate thing, but I'll never part with my SLP T3. I've sold many FX68s. You know they were just a T3 MX painted pretty, right? Not sure why you think the 1010 spool was designed by KTF.

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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by IlliniDawg01 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:15 pm

The T3 1016 spool is a classic and the FX73SV spool is pretty great as well.

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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by Dalleinf » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:37 pm

IlliniDawg01 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:15 pm
The T3 1016 spool is a classic and the FX73SV spool is pretty great as well.
Off topic, sorry, but: What do you use the T3 1016 spool for? I have used mine in my T3 a few times but found that it needed quite heavy and aerodynamic lures to perform well. Maybe - probably - I just have not used the spool enough...

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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by KP Duty » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:33 pm

Every time I've browsed digitaka the past few weeks has had a steez air in the 'recently purchased' sidebar. Folks from overseas are on board it seems.

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