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Ron Arra vs. Lamiglas

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afriend of mine recently went to buy a ron arra 10' pole, the 1204 at my urging. The salesman at the store told him that this was essentially a waste of money because an arra is the same as a lamiglas only difference being that it is endorsed by ron. Is this true, what are the differences? The salesman sold him a 1207.Ilove the arra sticks!

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The Arra series are completely different blanks from the standard Lami graphite surf rods.

 

The equivalent rated blank in the Arra series have different tapers and are made from a different graphite material than the regular Lami graphite blanks.

 

 

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GSB 120 1L 10' 1 .775 10 8 30 2-6 200.00

 

XRA120 4 10' 1 .760 9 6-1/2 12-20 7/8-2 1/2 220.00

 

The above specs show the difference. The only thing the two blanks have in common is the length and the fact they're one piece blanks.

 

The Arra has a thinner butt diameter (.760" as compared to .775") a smaller tip (size 9 as opposed to size 10) weighs 6-1/2 oz as compared to 8 oz, is rated for 12-20# line as opposed to being rated to 30, and is rated for 7/8 to 2-1/2 oz casting weights rater than 2-6 oz. Suggested retail is only $20 more for a lighter, crisper, more responsive rod. And one that's easier to load and cast (and I know cuz I have both).

 

 

 

 

[This message has been edited by Ditch Jigger (edited 02-03-2003).]

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Thanks for the informative responses,but when you talk about the ratings of the the GSB1201 it's misleading because my friend said he was told that he was buying a lami 1207 is there such a blank and what are the ratings?

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There is no such thing as a Lami 1207. Never was, either.

 

The people who make 1207 blanks are Batson/Rainshadow, Pacific Bay/Sabre, and All Star. Of those, the most expensive is the All Star at about $115, which is almost $100 less than a GSB Lami. If the builder told him that it was a 1207 Lami, he lied and likely gouged him on the price cwm23.gif

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Hey Sea Dangles,

Thanks for looking Into that for me,that Is

very disappointing, I'm surprised a shop with

that kind REP would do that.I took a copy of

all the info,and will be heading to the shop

this week. Thanks again to every one that helped.

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