Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby hoohoorjoo » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:22 am

Tony9 wrote:I weighed the Alphas spool last night. 10g with bearing. Heavier than I expected. I was hoping for around 9g.

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The entire bearing doesn't spin with the spool, so the inertia of the spool isn't affected by the total weight. Technically, the inner race doesn't move during the cast as the spool spins, so it can be discounted.
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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby adam lancia » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:00 pm

I think you mean the outer race Tim. The inner race, balls and cage all spin on cast and retrieve. Either way though, that's still a pretty light spool for $50 and not being made of magnesium and not having an aluminum spool shaft.

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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby hoohoorjoo » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:26 am

adam lancia wrote:I think you mean the outer race Tim. The inner race, balls and cage all spin on cast and retrieve. Either way though, that's still a pretty light spool for $50 and not being made of magnesium and not having an aluminum spool shaft.

Yep, I must've just mis-typed. :oops: And yes, that's still plenty light. The Alphas remains my favorite platform, so I am very tempted to get one or 3 for myself.
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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby adam lancia » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:23 am

No worries, it could be worse though. At least you didn't misspeak about how to install a muffler bearing or flux capacitory :laugh1: :laugh1:

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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby wandyhee » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:13 pm

Okay, just received package contained RAY'S STUDIO spool for my T3 MX today, which also fit on few others DAIWA bc reels. since I also have Zillion SV TW in hand, might also compare it side by side on spool weight with SV spool. here's few picture taken just now

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might add some video soon

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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby wandyhee » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:59 pm

Here some video review of my second RAY'S STUDIO microcast spool which fit nicely on my T3 MX and ZILLION SV TW.

https://youtu.be/LTPgeXpsLtY

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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby LowRange » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:24 am

That taobao site has a kit that allows you to swap an SV inductor with a DIY one. This is something I have wanted to do to make the SV spools a litle faster and cast further. The DIY spool's inductors are much thinner than the SV inductors and don't brake as hard.

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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby Josh-G » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:52 pm

LowRange wrote:That taobao site has a kit that allows you to swap an SV inductor with a DIY one.


What´s taobao? :-k Never heard of that.

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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby Loafer » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:30 am

Dalleinf wrote:If the spools are without SVS then they are of little interest to me. The newer gen SVS takes a little violence to remove and it has to be glued to a new spool. At least that was my experience with Met MGL and KTF spool.

And they released it: http://ali.pub/19zfot
I seem like we must replece brakes from original spool to DIY BFS :( .
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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby Dalleinf » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:40 am

Loafer - thank you for the link. Still, I am not an entirely happy camper. I would really really really appreciate if the made the full SVS system - especially if it could also be purchased separately:-)

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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby Loafer » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:25 am

Dalleinf wrote:Loafer - thank you for the link. Still, I am not an entirely happy camper. I would really really really appreciate if the made the full SVS system - especially if it could also be purchased separately:-)

You use all 4 brakes on SVS? I dont think so. You can replace 2 pieces on BFS and 2 pieces remain on stock spool.

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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby Dalleinf » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:41 am

Loafer wrote:
Dalleinf wrote:Loafer - thank you for the link. Still, I am not an entirely happy camper. I would really really really appreciate if the made the full SVS system - especially if it could also be purchased separately:-)

You use all 4 brakes on SVS? I dont think so. You can replace 2 pieces on BFS and 2 pieces remain on stock spool.


Good point. Thanks :-)

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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby Bootytrain » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:16 am

Loafer wrote:
Dalleinf wrote:Loafer - thank you for the link. Still, I am not an entirely happy camper. I would really really really appreciate if the made the full SVS system - especially if it could also be purchased separately:-)

You use all 4 brakes on SVS? I dont think so. You can replace 2 pieces on BFS and 2 pieces remain on stock spool.

Good find Loafer.. now to wait for the Scorpion/Curado 70 spool to come out.

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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby LowRange » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:56 am

Got to play with the pre-CT Tatula DIY Long Cast Spool today. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DIY-DAI ... a9d28c4039

It's basically an SV spool for the old tats. It has Air Brake like the SV spool and an inductor like what is found on the SV spools. I haven't gotten a chance to play around with the stock spool yet to see how it compares but the DIY long cast can cast a 3/8 oz Mini Mop jig on #10 Suffix Elite 120-140 feet pretty easily with some side to side play on the spool tension and between 6 and 4 on the brake dial. It's well controlled too and should skip really well at high mag.

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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby LowRange » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:07 am

There's also a DIY Casitas and Caenan spool out from Studio of Momo. I've got their Black Max 3 spool and it's very nice. This spool appears to require the removal of the entire centrifugal brake assembly from the stock spool.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DIY-DAI ... aec2&tpp=1


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