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  1. No. On the chart, crystal is 4 strands and fireline ultra 8 is fireline crystal 8.
  2. I believe the handle knob on the 5000 is a Type B while the 4000 is a Type A. Another word, different shaft length so you can't swap knob without swapping the entire handle.
  3. If it's a USA model with the gooey septic handle, he may want to check the shaft length and see if it will hold a type A or Type B knob and replace those too.
  4. PLAT*CO*JP still have it. Replace * with . Look for 07 Stella part number 141. Cost is 1155 yens. https://www*plat*co*jp/shop/catalog/partsorder.php?products_id=1764
  5. No. All ultracast tested were the old 4 strands white invisibraid.
  6. It's not. I'm just not getting the good results I want with FG knot. PR knot is fine but needs a minimum of 2 inch long or might as well tie an FG knot. It's FG knot performance is slightly better than Fireline Ultra 8 which for some mysterious reason didn't have good FG knot strength either. I'm not done testing it yet. Still have the PE 2.5 (40lbs) left to test. It's extremely thin for it's actual breaking strength. Very high S/W or S/D ratio. It feels like a unifilament line. Another word, you can't tell that it's braided with 8 strands. Similar to Nanofil or Fireline Ultra 8 in texture but I don't know about it's durability. I heard from my brother who use it below spillway for long cast and he said the surface texture holds up and continue to feel like mono. I like it also because it's a little stiff and wiry which is what I prefer when the line is very thin. For comparison, the PE 1.5 is as thin as Fireline in 8 lbs or J braid in 10 lbs but it breaks at nearly 30 lbs! PR knot came in at 27lbs and it's a deep drop light tackle current cutting dream come true line. It's FG knot performance is not as good as I hope. I was getting 70% and was expecting 80-90 % since it's so thin and smooth. Bimini is better than I thought and I might end up using that knot whenever I don't have a PR bobbin with me.
  7. For once a PE line that lives up to the hype and the price and accurately rated in strength and diameter: S/W is very high I got very close to the listed breaking strength and the listed diameter for once is not an exaggeration. Most manufacturer tends to list a much thinner diameter than the line actually is. For the PE 1.5: ABS 29.00, 29.50 = 29.25 (advertised as 30 lbs) Line Mass 11mg/ft ----> line diameter .23 mm vs .21 listed S/W = 2.66 which is very high PR knot = 27/29.25 = 93% FG knot = 20/29.25 = 69% Double overhand Palomar to Swivel is about only 50% Bimini Knot > 70% (my 30 turns slipped around 70%) For the PE 2.0 ABS 36.5 , 38.00 = 37.25 lbs (40 lbs listed) Line Mass 15.4 mg/ft ----> .27mm vs .235mm listed S/W = 2.42 I can't tie an FG or PR knot worth a damn with this line. Ran out of line before I could do more tests. FG = 20 lb Relix = 25 lbs PR knot = 25 lbs. Ran out of line before I could do more knot tests. Could the mod fix the spelling for soul?
  8. I tested some YGK X-braid Upgrade 8 strands today in PE 1.5 and PE 2.0 I got very close to the listed breaking strength and the listed diameter for once is not an exaggeration. Most manufacturer tends to list a much thinner diameter than the line actually is. For the PE 1.5: ABS 29.00, 29.50 = 29.25 (advertised as 30 lbs) Line Mass 11mg/ft ----> line diameter .23 mm vs .21 listed S/W = 2.66 which is very high PR knot = 27/29.25 = 93% FG knot = 20/29.25 = 69% Double overhand Palomar to Swivel is about only 50% Bimini Knot > 70% (my 30 turns slipped around 70%) For the PE 2.0 ABS 36.5 , 38.00 = 37.25 lbs (40 lbs listed) Line Mass 15.4 mg/ft ----> .27mm vs .235mm listed S/W = 2.42 I can't tie an FG or PR knot worth a damn with this line. Ran out of line before I could do more tests. FG = 20 lb Relix = 25 lbs PR knot = 25 lbs. Ran out of line
  9. Took the words out of my mouth!
  10. All the J braid on there are 8 strands including the J braid grand. Yozuri is the first gen which is either 4 or 6 strands depending on the lb rating. The 8 strands Yozuri is specified in the chart. If it's not labeled then it's first gen (4-6 strands) Sheepsheads are thick here now. 8-10 lbs Fireline for everything mentioned above.
  11. It'll probably break well above 100 lbs, beyond my scale's capability.
  12. Yeah send them now I'll test it after Christmas. Check your pm
  13. It was the YGK oddport. Listed at 60 lbs and line mass came in at 22 mg/ft. That would put it's S/W pretty close to 2.7. but it broke around 40 lbs.
  14. I've tested some. Based on the listed strength and my weight measurements, it's S/W would be around 2.8 it higher. I didn't find that to be the case. My ABS testing found it fall far short from the claim ABS.