NFC NEO (Zentron + Carbon) Swimbait Blank

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NFC NEO (Zentron + Carbon) Swimbait Blank

Post by Cal » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:34 pm

Hey Guys,

Another member reached out to me via Instagram with an alert that North Fork is having a flash sale on a new blank.. it's their MB 808-1 (X-Ray NEO XH) rated from 3/4-6 oz featuring a Zentron Fiber... this is a nylon material engineered with the same tensile strength as carbon but with up to 50% greater impact toughness.

This is a composite blank, so it's not 100% Zentron. They're mixing it with the carbon. Many of you are probably already aware of it since this is not the first blank offered with this composition. Anyway, the blank is offered at $85 with the sale as compared to the suggested list price of $250.

I ordered one to try out. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

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Re: NFC NEO (Zentron + Carbon) Swimbait Blank

Post by amso4 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:49 pm

I saw that rod blank. Looks like it would work for Deps 175 or Negotiator glides. Hope you build it and let us know how it turns out and what it's good for.

I just built 9 rods this winter with most 7' 6 and over, so I will pass on this one for now.

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Re: NFC NEO (Zentron + Carbon) Swimbait Blank

Post by Cal » Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:07 pm

amso4 wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:49 pm
I just built 9 rods this winter with most 7' 6 and over, so I will pass on this one for now.
Seriously... think I’m gonna strip parts off some unused rods for this build πŸ˜‚
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Re: NFC NEO (Zentron + Carbon) Swimbait Blank

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:08 pm

Cal wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:07 pm
amso4 wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:49 pm
I just built 9 rods this winter with most 7' 6 and over, so I will pass on this one for now.
Seriously... think I’m gonna strip parts off some unused rods for this build πŸ˜‚
Strip your NRX 852 and send me the blank from it haha
IG @hobie_wan_kenobi_fishing

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Re: NFC NEO (Zentron + Carbon) Swimbait Blank

Post by Cal » Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:17 pm

Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:08 pm
Cal wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:07 pm
amso4 wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:49 pm
I just built 9 rods this winter with most 7' 6 and over, so I will pass on this one for now.
Seriously... think I’m gonna strip parts off some unused rods for this build πŸ˜‚
Strip your NRX 852 and send me the blank from it haha
For a not so small fee ;)
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Re: NFC NEO (Zentron + Carbon) Swimbait Blank

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:32 pm

Cal wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:17 pm
Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:08 pm
Cal wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:07 pm
amso4 wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:49 pm
I just built 9 rods this winter with most 7' 6 and over, so I will pass on this one for now.
Seriously... think I’m gonna strip parts off some unused rods for this build πŸ˜‚
Strip your NRX 852 and send me the blank from it haha
For a not so small fee ;)
Depending on the money...might be interested
IG @hobie_wan_kenobi_fishing

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