Mark L

Lami1201L blank raw

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I purchased one over the weekend at I think is a good price. He told me they were less expensive because they aren’t sanded smooth and coated. Can anyone add further info to this, I plan possibly cutting some of the butt not quit sure yet. I’m assuming I don’t need to seal the blank because it does have a coating on it already. Thanks for any info one could give me. 

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Graphite blanks have never needed any kind of coating, the way you got it is the way it looks after it leaves the ovens and the cellophane tape is removed. There is less chance of durability issues if you don't sand them, been done for a long time on high modulus lightly built blanks. NFC for instance doesn't sand their Xray blanks. 

Saw a durability test on your blank, at 60.5 lbs of load the tip top bond failed and  it came off the blank twice, the blank recoiled and struck the top of the booth and it blew up both times

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Spoon thanks for the info, i remember seeing that video now. I was definitely not planning on sanding and coating the rod. My plans are to possibly cut some off the butt and build from there. 

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that is a moderate blank. a great 1-3 oz blank. i would not cut the butt that will slow it down more. if that is what you are looking for thats one thing 

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1 hour ago, SurffisherMike said:

that is a moderate blank. a great 1-3 oz blank. i would not cut the butt that will slow it down more. if that is what you are looking for thats one thing 

I have the factory 1201L great rod and wanted to build a shorter version that I can store in my truck cab if I have to run into a store, etc. Mike thank you for the info it gives me something to consider when building it. 

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