ABU "T3"? Nope just a Ultra low profile 129 gram Revo

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ABU "T3"? Nope just a Ultra low profile 129 gram Revo

Post by JWR075 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:16 am

Is ABU coming out with their own version of the T3?

http://tzlure.com/2016-abu-baitcast-reel.html

Update: I was wrong. 129 gram extra low profile Revo LTX.
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Re: ABU "T3"?

Post by igl00jx » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:36 am

2016 has become an interesting year

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Re: ABU "T3"?

Post by saoulons » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:00 pm

My Japanese is a little rusty... Where do you get T3 from?

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Re: ABU "T3"?

Post by africanbass » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:11 pm

saoulons wrote:My Japanese is a little rusty... Where do you get T3 from?
Looks like a possible pop up hood in the pics

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Re: ABU "T3"?

Post by JWR075 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:18 pm

It appears that the hood does not flow as if it has the ability to open and close. Just speculation but there is something off about the hood not "flowing" with the rest of the reel and the large gap between it and the frame. I tried to use Google Translate but I think it is easier to try and read the Japanese version. So I am basing my guess off the photos and this new design not resembling the Revo series.
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Re: ABU "T3"?

Post by IlliniDawg01 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:54 pm

How can you tell in photos that are intentionally blurred?

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Re: ABU "T3"?

Post by JWR075 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:07 pm

IlliniDawg01 wrote:How can you tell in photos that are intentionally blurred?

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Like I said a guess. But looking at the outline the hood appears to be at an odd angle compared to the rest of the reel. You are right the photo is distorted however you can make out the outline of the reel and you can see that something appears off concerning the hood.

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Re: ABU "T3"?

Post by zodiak311 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:20 pm

They should of blurred the dudes face while they were at it. That smirk is just eeery...

Nothing I saw in the pics makes me think that hood pops up, I guess we will have to wait and see.

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Re: ABU "T3"?

Post by JWR075 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:23 pm

zodiak311 wrote:They should of blurred the dudes face while they were at it. That smirk is just eeery...

Nothing I saw in the pics makes me think that hood pops up, I guess we will have to wait and see.
One other thing I noticed was the blurred pic of the AE74 Racing model's line guide in the picture with all of the reels on the desk.
Maybe it's not like I said it's a guess based on a blurred picture and this is the reason I called this thread the ABU "T3"? .

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Post by saoulons » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:56 pm

Great, thanks. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something obvious :shock:

Since they are blurring the line guide for one of the reels, it may very well be that they have some TWS version...

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Post by JWR075 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:33 pm

saoulons wrote:Great, thanks. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something obvious :shock:

Since they are blurring the line guide for one of the reels, it may very well be that they have some TWS version...

The other thing that made me think a TWS type guide and potential pop up hood was the huge gap between frame nose and the hood along with the line of the hood compared to the curve of the frame. Like I said speculation but it seems strange to blur the whole reel unless it veers from the basic Revo design. Guess we will find out in the near future. It makes sense based on the other Big 2 that they would "modernize" the Revo platform.

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Post by Bronzeye » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:08 am

Elder anglers might recall that three decades ago, Abu Garcia offered reels with a levelwind that disengaged on the cast. It would follow the lateral movement of the outgoing line across the spool. There was some line friction, because the line had to pull the guide along the levelwind housing tube, but the problem of severe line approach angle on a wide spool was solved.

I assume Abu Garcia has a patent on that. Could be they have resurrected that technology now that Daiwa has spent a lot of money convincing anglers of the benefit of reducing the line approach angle.

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Post by IAY » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:24 am

Bronzeye wrote:Elder anglers might recall that three decades ago, Abu Garcia offered reels with a levelwind that disengaged on the cast. It would follow the lateral movement of the outgoing line across the spool. There was some line friction, because the line had to pull the guide along the levelwind housing tube, but the problem of severe line approach angle on a wide spool was solved.

I assume Abu Garcia has a patent on that. Could be they have resurrected that technology now that Daiwa has spent a lot of money convincing anglers of the benefit of reducing the line approach angle.
A lot of their reels, like the Toro series still have synchronized level wind feature. It is also present in many JDM reels that utilizes large spool.

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Re: ABU "T3"?

Post by Bootytrain » Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:38 am

I dont recall seeing any new tech from Abu in a long time. Anything"new" in the revos seems to come from doyo.

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Re: ABU "T3"?

Post by hoohoorjoo » Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:53 am

Back in the 80's, Abu and Daiwa both had a line guide that was split down the middle in 2 pieces and actually separated to the opposite sides of the reel when the spool was disengaged, then sprung back together when the reel re-engaged the spool. I had one of the Daiwas, it was a gold-colored reel, some variation of their original procaster iirc.

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