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Here is the line lay on my Shield 5000. Spooled with 50lb SpiderWire.

 

 

Thanks for the pics John Yacht.

 

I like the Tsunami's simple design, particularly the rotor.

 

The rotor looks like it was stamped from  flat bar  and then formed in a die or simply bent.

 

This type of rotor design can have cutouts of any shape and pattern simply by stamping them at the same time the rotor is stamped from the flat bar.

 

This excellent, low-cost  design is simple, light, and much stronger than it needs to be.

 

If I were designing  a  rotor I'd make it this way.

 

In this forum in 2013 we discussed this  elegantly simple rotor design.

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Who manufacturers the middle reel?? It looks very interesting..

 

It's the ForTitude  reel made entirely from  titanium.

 

IIRC, the reels moniker is  spelled this way because it's  made from titanium

 

AFAIK, the reel was never produced.

 

Industrial designer Raymond Loewy said a design is perfect when nothing needs to be added or subtracted. He designed the classic Coke bottle and the Concorde's interior.

 

I think  the ForTitude  is the most beautiful spinning reel ever made and that it meets Loewy's standard of perfection.

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This will help show the seal location. Seals are show in red. This is an older Cad image showing the old handle knob and arm so disregard. this a CAD image of the 5 & 6K series?

I presume this is an image of the 5 & 6K series ?  Do you have an image of the smaller sizes?  I also presume you are a field tester, employee, or contracted agent of Penn? Thanks.

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Ill see what I can come up with for the 3000-4000 size staktup. I currently work for Bimini Bay Outfitters/Tsunami but recently left PENN where I was as a product manager for several years.

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5000/6000 face and pinion gear.

thanks for the pictures.

 

1. Look like the handles is attached on with the screw on the other side ,, instead direct connect to the main gear.

 

2. Also, It does not look like there is a second bearing for the pinion gear.

 

I know that keeping the reel simple as possible, However, simple still need to have performance.  and the direct handle to the main gear / bearing for the pinion gear , top and bottom are performance. 

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