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prybis
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Bearings

Post by prybis » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:28 am

I am looking to change out the bearings in my Revo4 S and SX4. Was looking on Aliexpress, Hedge Hog, and Boca. Hedge Hog has the Air BFS bearings on sale for about $26. Hybrid bearings are about $10 on Aliexpress. Boca ceramics are about $52. I have seen people say not to cheap out when it comes to bearings. Does it really make that much of a difference? If it matters, I have put a BFS spool in each of these reels. Thanks.
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Re: Bearings

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:25 am

It makes a difference when casting lighter baits.

I would run either hedgehog or ZPI and stay away from cheap bearings...

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Re: Bearings

Post by LgMouthGambler » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:45 am

Yep, careful what you buy. I have been running HawgTech for quite some time. Knowing the guys personally, I know the source of them.
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Re: Bearings

Post by poisonokie » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:58 pm

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:25 am
It makes a difference when casting lighter baits.

I would run either hedgehog or ZPI and stay away from cheap bearings...
This. Fifty-two bucks for a set of Bocas?? [-X

IMO it makes a difference with all baits, especially when casting/pitching/skipping for accuracy. Every cast is just smoother, easier, and more fluid. Plus there's the longevity factor that ceramics provide.
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Re: Bearings

Post by prybis » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:48 pm

poisonokie wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:58 pm
BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:25 am
It makes a difference when casting lighter baits.

I would run either hedgehog or ZPI and stay away from cheap bearings...
This. Fifty-two bucks for a set of Bocas?? [-X
Got that off the Boca site. Let me know where I can get them cheaper. Need 5*11*4 and 3*10*4 for each of my reels.
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Re: Bearings

Post by poisonokie » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:58 pm

prybis wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:48 pm
poisonokie wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:58 pm
BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:25 am
It makes a difference when casting lighter baits.

I would run either hedgehog or ZPI and stay away from cheap bearings...
This. Fifty-two bucks for a set of Bocas?? [-X
Got that off the Boca site. Let me know where I can get them cheaper. Need 5*11*4 and 3*10*4 for each of my reels.
I would buy either HH Air, Air HD, or ZPI ceramics from the Tackle Trap.

They have Bocas, too.
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Re: Bearings

Post by poisonokie » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:08 pm

If you go HH, the Airs are for casting UL-M baits up to around 3/4oz and max out at 1oz. The HD's will go from very light (not quite as light as the Airs) to presumably as heavy as you want to go. The Air bfs bearings have micro balls like the original airs, but are steel instead of ceramic and are for BFS use only, like below 1/2oz.

The ZPI's are super nice for general bass use, too.
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Re: Bearings

Post by prybis » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:25 pm

Thanks for the help just placed an order for the Air BFS from Tackle Trap.
Mike P.

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