Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

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Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Post by LowRange » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:30 am

Neat. Looks like a whole new platform.
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Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Post by LowRange » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:54 pm

Interesting and 8.6:1 ratio :-k

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Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Post by DirtyD64 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:26 pm

A new Alphas TW would be awesome. I think they have fixed most of the T-wing bugs, but I do wonder if the line guide will still track when drag is pulled like my SV105 does. I don't think the T-wing would affect this, but something to wonder about. This reel with an 8.6 ratio and a regular SV spool, or even an Alphas CT SV TW would be great. I have always liked the Alphas/SV105 platform because they are reliable, aluminum, brass geared, proved, etc. and still cheaper than the Steez level reels.

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Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Post by russ57 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:55 pm

Any idea on price?

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Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:03 pm

Idk about price yet. I been scourging the internet and no dice. I did see a video on Ultimate Badd Daiwa Facebook page and there is a new TWS reel coming out that casts Neko rigs... :D

It was typical "Project T" style not showing the full reel.
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Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

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Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Post by Hogsticker2 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:16 pm

I wish Daiwa would realize that there are other colors in the rainbow than red. A great spool doesn't become better because it's red. Just keep the spools black, and let us do our thing.

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Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:49 am

MSRP is 42,800 ¥ about 396 USD as of today
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Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Post by LowRange » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:15 am

Nice. It has the bottom mount mag dial like the Steez CT reels. Poor man's Steez CT Air. I hope they make more based off this platform.

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Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:06 am

LowRange wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:15 am
Nice. It has the bottom mount mag dial like the Steez CT reels. Poor man's Steez CT Air. I hope they make more based off this platform.
I see this being the new Alphas frame. Looks like classic Alphas still yet, with updates. I will let you know how it fishes...def getting one
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Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Post by Craiger12 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:00 pm

Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:06 am
LowRange wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:15 am
Nice. It has the bottom mount mag dial like the Steez CT reels. Poor man's Steez CT Air. I hope they make more based off this platform.
I see this being the new Alphas frame. Looks like classic Alphas still yet, with updates. I will let you know how it fishes...def getting one
Very interested to hear how it fishes. Assuming this has an aluminum frame and handle sideplate as well as brass gearing I'm very interested in this reel. Do wish they had chosen to just go with a regular Alphas CT TW like others have mentioned though.

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Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:02 pm

Craiger12 wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:00 pm
Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:06 am
LowRange wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:15 am
Nice. It has the bottom mount mag dial like the Steez CT reels. Poor man's Steez CT Air. I hope they make more based off this platform.
I see this being the new Alphas frame. Looks like classic Alphas still yet, with updates. I will let you know how it fishes...def getting one
Very interested to hear how it fishes. Assuming this has an aluminum frame and handle sideplate as well as brass gearing I'm very interested in this reel. Do wish they had chosen to just go with a regular Alphas CT TW like others have mentioned though.
Its a May release. From what I saw, its typical Alphas hardware, just a little updated. 6/1 bearings. It is saltwater safe so, probably missing all 4 from the knobs because of it.
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Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Post by jvelth74 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:11 am

Might it be around regular Alphas sized frame, modified to TWS & smaller spool? TWS takes more room, but I think this spool is narrower and that creates some of room for TWS, because line guide travel is decreased.

Nice (in my opinion) that it seems not actually real spacers, there is some kind of flange but it's rigid in frame / sideplate.

Bad that this is expensive Alphas...
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Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Post by domthewon » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:59 am

jvelth74 wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:11 am
Might it be around regular Alphas sized frame, modified to TWS & smaller spool? TWS takes more room, but I think this spool is narrower and that creates some of room for TWS, because line guide travel is decreased.

Nice (in my opinion) that it seems not actually real spacers, there is some kind of flange but it's rigid in frame / sideplate.

Bad that this is expensive Alphas...
Agreed expensive alphas. I only paid $80-$100 more for each of my steez airs online.

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Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:19 am

domthewon wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:59 am
jvelth74 wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:11 am
Might it be around regular Alphas sized frame, modified to TWS & smaller spool? TWS takes more room, but I think this spool is narrower and that creates some of room for TWS, because line guide travel is decreased.

Nice (in my opinion) that it seems not actually real spacers, there is some kind of flange but it's rigid in frame / sideplate.

Bad that this is expensive Alphas...
Agreed expensive alphas. I only paid $80-$100 more for each of my steez airs online.
The 396ish USD is the MSRP, street price will be lower I am sure.
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