Daiwa release Steez A 100

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Daiwa release Steez A 100

Post by Johnny A » Fri Mar 24, 2023 10:47 am

Bullet points:

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MSRP = $649.99

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Re: Daiwa release Steez A 100

Post by dragon1 » Fri Mar 24, 2023 11:18 am

Johnny A wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2023 10:47 am
Bullet points:

TWS
Magforce-Z Boost
G1 Duralumin
ATD Drag System

2 speed w/LH retrieve options
MSRP = $649.99
36 mm spool then?
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Re: Daiwa release Steez A 100

Post by Johnny A » Fri Mar 24, 2023 11:20 am

dragon1 wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2023 11:18 am
Johnny A wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2023 10:47 am
Bullet points:

TWS
Magforce-Z Boost
G1 Duralumin
ATD Drag System

2 speed w/LH retrieve options
MSRP = $649.99
36 mm spool then?
ummmm... :-k

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Daiwa Steez A 100

Post by jwfflipper14 » Fri Mar 24, 2023 2:49 pm

I see Daiwa put the new Steez A 100 on their site. I'm guessing the only difference is the gear ratio. No 6.3.

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Re: Daiwa Steez A 100

Post by DirtyD64 » Sat Mar 25, 2023 2:45 am

jwfflipper14 wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2023 2:49 pm
I see Daiwa put the new Steez A 100 on their site. I'm guessing the only difference is the gear ratio. No 6.3.

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Saw it on TW too. Listed for $650 I would assume very few sell. If paying US price, the Zillion is an absolute steal versus the Steez A 100 at $650.

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Re: Daiwa Steez A 100

Post by Craiger12 » Sat Mar 25, 2023 5:41 am

Is this a new reel or just the JDM Steez A II brought over to the US market?

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Re: Daiwa Steez A 100

Post by dragon1 » Sat Mar 25, 2023 7:11 am

Craiger12 wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2023 5:41 am
Is this a new reel or just the JDM Steez A II brought over to the US market?
There's another post on the Enthusiast forum as well...I haven't looked up the line capacity, but the fellas at THUT says the USDM has more line capacity. I'm wondering if it's a 36 mm spool.

http://www.tackletour.net/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=89319
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Re: Daiwa release Steez A 100

Post by LowRange » Sat Mar 25, 2023 8:27 am

34mm spool. The hole in the frame isn't punched out to its max like it is with the 36mm reels.
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Re: Daiwa release Steez A 100

Post by dragon1 » Sat Mar 25, 2023 2:49 pm

LowRange wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2023 8:27 am
34mm spool. The hole in the frame isn't punched out to its max like it is with the 36mm reels.
Good catch...that makes sense, although a Boost spool in 36 mm would have been a great addition to the OG Zillion/US Trial/TD Fuego reels.
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Re: Daiwa release Steez A 100

Post by Hogsticker2 » Sat Mar 25, 2023 5:58 pm

dragon1 wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2023 2:49 pm
LowRange wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2023 8:27 am
34mm spool. The hole in the frame isn't punched out to its max like it is with the 36mm reels.
Good catch...that makes sense, although a Boost spool in 36 mm would have been a great addition to the OG Zillion/US Trial/TD Fuego reels.
Yes it would. So now we have a deeper, mid and semi shallow 34mm boost spool?

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Re: Daiwa release Steez A 100

Post by dragon1 » Sat Mar 25, 2023 7:05 pm

Hogsticker2 wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2023 5:58 pm
dragon1 wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2023 2:49 pm
LowRange wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2023 8:27 am
34mm spool. The hole in the frame isn't punched out to its max like it is with the 36mm reels.
Good catch...that makes sense, although a Boost spool in 36 mm would have been a great addition to the OG Zillion/US Trial/TD Fuego reels.
Yes it would. So now we have a deeper, mid and semi shallow 34mm boost spool?
Yep, let's hope it'll be easy and somewhat affordable to buy these spools.
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Re: Daiwa release Steez A 100

Post by LowRange » Sat Mar 25, 2023 8:13 pm

dragon1 wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2023 2:49 pm
LowRange wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2023 8:27 am
34mm spool. The hole in the frame isn't punched out to its max like it is with the 36mm reels.
Good catch...that makes sense, although a Boost spool in 36 mm would have been a great addition to the OG Zillion/US Trial/TD Fuego reels.
We have the new 36mm boost HLC spool from the Steez A HLC to play with.

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Re: Daiwa release Steez A 100

Post by dragon1 » Sat Mar 25, 2023 9:26 pm

LowRange wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2023 8:13 pm
dragon1 wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2023 2:49 pm
LowRange wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2023 8:27 am
34mm spool. The hole in the frame isn't punched out to its max like it is with the 36mm reels.
Good catch...that makes sense, although a Boost spool in 36 mm would have been a great addition to the OG Zillion/US Trial/TD Fuego reels.
We have the new 36mm boost HLC spool from the Steez A HLC to play with.
Yeppers, Jorrick has posted some user feedback on the 36 mm boost HLC spool. I'm hoping for more all around use akin to the 100M or better yet a 36 mm Type R+. It's going to take a lot to match up to the IP Honeycomb spool IMO.
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Re: Daiwa Steez A 100

Post by jwfflipper14 » Sat Mar 25, 2023 9:56 pm

dragon1 wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2023 7:11 am
Craiger12 wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2023 5:41 am
Is this a new reel or just the JDM Steez A II brought over to the US market?
There's another post on the Enthusiast forum as well...I haven't looked up the line capacity, but the fellas at THUT says the USDM has more line capacity. I'm wondering if it's a 36 mm spool.

http://www.tackletour.net/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=89319
Ben (THUT) said it has a deeper spool
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Re: Daiwa release Steez A 100

Post by Hogsticker2 » Sat Mar 25, 2023 10:10 pm

dragon1 wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2023 7:05 pm
Hogsticker2 wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2023 5:58 pm
dragon1 wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2023 2:49 pm
LowRange wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2023 8:27 am
34mm spool. The hole in the frame isn't punched out to its max like it is with the 36mm reels.
Good catch...that makes sense, although a Boost spool in 36 mm would have been a great addition to the OG Zillion/US Trial/TD Fuego reels.
Yes it would. So now we have a deeper, mid and semi shallow 34mm boost spool?
Yep, let's hope it'll be easy and somewhat affordable to buy these spools.
Haha. Thanks for the laugh. Daiwa reel prices are getting a bit ridiculous.

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