Daiwa SS Air TW

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Re: Daiwa SS Air TW

Post by Pastrmka » Wed May 31, 2023 7:11 pm

Aldebaran has 1 bushing in worm gear, I've added it and have not noticed much difference. When i replace 2 bushings with bearings in worm gear in daiwa's with t-wing i always notice improvement.

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Re: Daiwa SS Air TW

Post by DirtyD64 » Thu Jun 01, 2023 2:45 am

SSS wrote:
Wed May 31, 2023 4:32 pm
Isn't the Aldebaran maxed out on bearings, and the SS is missing 4? And even tho brand new bushings do not feel rough, the reel does feel more connected/high end (or whatever the way you can describe it) when its full of quality bearings. Its like my 21 zillion. When i first bought it, it felt inferior to my steez tw even when compared to a reel that i've used a whole season. Added the missing bearings into the zillion, and it instantly felt more mechanical and less spongey (again, hard to describe the feeling, but there is a difference). Now i can clearly tell that the zillion is smoother under load, which is probably related to its aluminum body.
The newest Zillion I have, a 7.1 JDM version, has been unreal smooth. I have said before, the only reel I have better is a Conquest 100. To be honest, the Zillion might have more of a butter/feel nothing gear feel, while the Conquest has a glassy mechanical feel. My Alphas SVTW is next to those, and the Aldebaran would be behind it for me at least.

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Re: Daiwa SS Air TW

Post by Firstoutfisher » Fri Dec 01, 2023 4:19 pm

Just put line on my new SS air TW, excited to try it out. I paired it with my evergreen phase fieldin star BFS rod. Got the reel to replace my SLX bfs after watching hobie's video and hearing him describe it as being able to effortless switch between pitching,skipping and regular casting. As the SLX bfs failed in this department.

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Wed May 31, 2023 5:12 am
My SS AIR TW has been reefing bass from under docks and gears are still smooth. It feels like it did from day one.
Any advice you can give me about setting up my SS air TW? Where do you usually run the brakes? How do you have your spool tension set? When and why do you change either of these? I've found with my experience with BFS reels its not always as obvious when to lower or raise the brakes like on a traditional baitcaster. I've found my SLX bfs performs better when the spool is set looser than I normally would run.

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Re: Daiwa SS Air TW

Post by Firstoutfisher » Fri Dec 01, 2023 4:20 pm

Also if anyone has been looking digitaka and asian fishing portal both have the SS air TW in stock.

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Re: Daiwa SS Air TW

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Sat Dec 02, 2023 3:41 am

Firstoutfisher wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2023 4:19 pm
Just put line on my new SS air TW, excited to try it out. I paired it with my evergreen phase fieldin star BFS rod. Got the reel to replace my SLX bfs after watching hobie's video and hearing him describe it as being able to effortless switch between pitching,skipping and regular casting. As the SLX bfs failed in this department.

Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Wed May 31, 2023 5:12 am
My SS AIR TW has been reefing bass from under docks and gears are still smooth. It feels like it did from day one.
Any advice you can give me about setting up my SS air TW? Where do you usually run the brakes? How do you have your spool tension set? When and why do you change either of these? I've found with my experience with BFS reels its not always as obvious when to lower or raise the brakes like on a traditional baitcaster. I've found my SLX bfs performs better when the spool is set looser than I normally would run.
I usually run around 10-12 if skipping. I'll turn it down to about 5 for distance. Lure weight will change that a little. I haven't used it much for tiny lures mostly weightless bass plastics and small rigs like nes rigs and such. I have the spool tension knob to have hardly and side play.
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