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prototype Black Hole Surf rods

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On 11/4/2018 at 8:51 PM, BrianBM said:

No my curiousity is itching.  What is the advantage of a tip-into-butt design, as opposed to a tip-over-butt design? 

I think you should post this question in the Town Tavern :rav:

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Kilsong, will you make surf rods without the EVA foregrip?  Not only will they be lighter, but as for myself, I like the feel of a thinner grip above the reel.  Looks good so far!

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1 hour ago, staktup said:

Kilsong, will you make surf rods without the EVA foregrip?  Not only will they be lighter, but as for myself, I like the feel of a thinner grip above the reel.  Looks good so far!

You will love new foregrip. :)

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I work a mile away from their presence here in NJ and had a distinct pleasure of visiting them in person few years ago. Very friendly folx, and stuff they had ... oh my .... IIRC some JDM stuff there too.

 

Owner is a legend for his tuna trips, esp around PEI

 

Anyway, if jig'n'pop looking for testers, I will gladly volunteer... can pick up one of those rods today, to save on shippin cost :)

 

While 50/50 split is more practical for transport, 2 butt:3 tip is better for casting, you can get a better loading of the rod by not having that sudden change of elasticity due to joint.

 

 

 

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On ‎11‎/‎6‎/‎2018 at 9:38 PM, r111 said:

While 50/50 split is more practical for transport, 2 butt:3 tip is better for casting, you can get a better loading of the rod by not having that sudden change of elasticity due to joint.

 

 

 

The rod designer is reluctant to make 50:50 split.  We are going to introduce 40;60 split first.

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Kil,

Compared to the East Coast Special rods / blanks, what are the differences, say comparing 10' and 11' light East Coast Specials, to the new 10' and 10'6" rods? (length aside of course)

 

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1 hour ago, ZAFisher said:

Kil,

Compared to the East Coast Special rods / blanks, what are the differences, say comparing 10' and 11' light East Coast Specials, to the new 10' and 10'6" rods? (length aside of course)

 

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much thinner diameter of the blank.

They have probably the thinnest diameter on the market.

The rods are designed for striper or drum, not for tuna.

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comparison butt diameter of 10'6" new Black Hole Surf rated 3/4 oz - 4 oz and 10' Black Hole East Coast Surf rod rated 3/4 oz - 4 oz
 
Traditional surf rods have their own place, But I am very happy to see such thin diameter of butt section as many anglers prefer thin diameter surf rods.
We are not in a hurry.  We are going to test the new surf rods extensively to see everything is fine.
 
 

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Guys and girls, i will be field testing the new promo- rod 10'6" 2-6oz. i will get back to report sometime next week, as i want to put this rod through some tough testing,  including jetty rock piles,,,and also test, lower end rating lure rating 1oz. to the 6 oz. rating.....

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