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New PENN Debut - Spinfisher VI

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Introducing the new Spinfisher VI spinning reel. With CNC gear technology and IPX5 sealing, it has the durability to battle big fish and the elements day in and day out. 

 

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priced the same as the Spinfisher 5?

 

If pricier where does the clash go?

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55 mins ago, fishfinder401 said:

cant wait to see more details on this, how does the ipx5 rating compare to the spinfisher V?

I could be wrong, but I don't think that the SSV has an IPX rating. This was one of the issues when it came out. 

 

The Slammer III, by way of comparison, has an IPX6 rating.

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2 mins ago, Belmo said:

I could be wrong, but I don't think that the SSV has an IPX rating. This was one of the issues when it came out. 

 

The Slammer III, by way of comparison, has an IPX6 rating.

thats why im curious how it would compare, would penn say it is similar sealing, better? etc

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It would appear that the new Spinfisher VI has a water resistant rating of IPX5, whereas the Slammer three has IPX6.   I had no idea as to the difference in ratings so I did a quick search.   If Penn's definitions are the same, then the following may apply.

 

HERE IS A BREAKDOWN OF THE IP STANDARD AS IT RELATES TO WATER PROOF AND WATER RESISTANT:

IPX0 – This means it’s not water resistant at all. Think of what happens to paper when it gets wet. It’s a mess and your novella is ruined.

IPX1 – This will protect a device from some water drops that are falling vertically on said device. I guess it’s possible for this situation to actually occur but so is winning the lottery. If you or someone you know has won the lottery, sharing is caring.

IPX2 –  This will protect your thingy from some water drops when the device is tilted up to and including 15°. If you have your device at 16°, you are screwed, sorry but there are limits in the world.

IPX3 – Getting better, you can now spray your gear up to 60° from the top of the device. So that’s cool, I guess.

IPX4 – Now we are getting somewhere. This will keep “yo ish chill” from splashing water from any direction. So if you drop some cubes of ice into you scotch and it splashes, there is no need to worry. Well, except for those drops of scotch that didn’t make it into your tummy.

IPX5 – (this is where the super soaker is allowed). Will protect your stuff from water jets at any direction. Spray away kiddo, spray away.

IPX6 – Protects from powerful water jets. So if you modified your super soaker with an air compressor and an aftermarket tip, your stuff is still safe.

Everything after this is now water proof.

IPX7 – Full splashdown accepted captain. If you drop your device in water up to 3 feet (1 meter but this is ‘Merica and we don’t do the metric system. USA USA USA) your device is still going to work.

IPX8 – You can protect your device in water over 3 feet. This is for your stuff at the bottom of a pool, lake, or even a super deep public hot tub. What’s up with that one couple that never gets out of the hot tub?

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Im curious to know if the bailless kit from the V will fit the new VI? If not will there be a bailless kit for the VI?

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PENN has done well, again. My torque and slammer are both excellent reels. Not a single complaint about them. 

 

I think this reel reel will be a winner.

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At a local shop I had a new Spinfisher V 5500 ($119.00) in my hand on Tuesday night, was ready to buy but wanted to research reviews first.  Planned to research water tightness for surf purposes.  Then Wednesday morning I read this news - I have decided to wait until the SS-VI comes out in November/December.  My Conflict 5000 will continue to work fine until then.  Every surf reel I buy moving forward will have IPX5 or IPX6 seals - tired of doing a complete disassembly with each dunking - would love to be able to simply give them a good fresh water bath. OH 

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