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7 hours ago, dcast said:

I have both the Drumgun and Vector B4

Lucky bugger. I'm envious.

 

And looking at the Breakway USA site, the prices, whilst not cheap are certainly very competitive when compared to Century and Zziplex.

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On 6/17/2022 at 2:39 AM, ZAFisher said:

Italcanna is another brand to consider.

Their Vector A4 is a tournamnent (only?) rod that holds 2 world records in 150g and 125g classes (280m+ for both) but from what I have heard, their Vector C3 and Vector LA are exceptional casting and fishing rods.

Breakaway tackle in the USA are the importers

Great advice, thank you!

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On 6/16/2022 at 7:06 PM, dcast said:

Ive owned all four, CTS, Century, Zziplex, CCP (first gen only). I give distance advantage to Century, toughness to CTS.  The CTS heavers are without question the favorite of drum pros on OBX and in the right hands can throw long distances. The right model of Zziplex to suit your style can be productive (some models are a bit heavy. The TF 50/50 is a very fishable and a lightweight option. I owned at Gen 1 CCP and have handled the Gen 2 heaver. In my opinion the tip is a bit light for my taste.

Any thoughts on DAIWA Ballistic blanks? They offer 3 models that start at 2 to 10 oz. 

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12 hours ago, Surf bomber said:

0ver 700 feet from a hatteras cast is incredible…

Over 700 ft with 8 oz was also done with the drumgun....not sure that was with a Hatteras cast.

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700 ft from a hatteras cast …. I only see the video of the ground cast from the a4 in excess of 700 ft … considering mr. farmer threw from a hatteras cast with a 13 ft  ,8oz just over 150 yards … it seems almost super human that a human can throw 700 feet from a hatteras cast … 

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6 hours ago, Surf bomber said:

700 ft from a hatteras cast …. I only see the video of the ground cast from the a4 in excess of 700 ft … considering mr. farmer threw from a hatteras cast with a 13 ft  ,8oz just over 150 yards … it seems almost super human that a human can throw 700 feet from a hatteras cast … 

Google it...its there.

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13 hours ago, Hookedup2640 said:

Any thoughts on DAIWA Ballistic blanks? They offer 3 models that start at 2 to 10 oz. 

I owned the 33 and 40...not the 35. IMO, about the only thing going for them was their lightweight......They were far down the distance list for me.

Tip section was stiff, mid section softer, butt stiff. I sold mine years ago.

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40 mins ago, dcast said:

Google it...its there.

Iv watched the videos of what your talking about. They are using a super long drop . I guess you can still consider it a hatteras cast but it's almost like a cross between a hatters and a pendulum cast without the forward action . It's still super impressive no matter what it is. 

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On 6/18/2022 at 7:40 PM, Jim McFeeley said:

Iv watched the videos of what your talking about. They are using a super long drop . I guess you can still consider it a hatteras cast but it's almost like a cross between a hatters and a pendulum cast without the forward action . It's still super impressive no matter what it is. 

Looked at the video - definitely does not fulfil the "other angler safety" intention of the Hatteras or Aerosolized Uni-Tech cast, which is achieved because the swing of the weight is in the vertical plane of the rod pointed essentially straight back,  I personally have mobility  issues from spine damage, and while I have never had the opportunity to execute a field measured Hatteras cast, I believe that I do better with the Uni-Tech Cast OTG. (421ft with a 4oz Ava and a Daiwa Tournament Basia reel/30lb test power Pro when I had a loose-in-the-bone left knee prosthetic)

 

The original name for this cast is the Brighton Cast, as it was developed by Zziplex founder Terry Carrol for safe LC'ing on the piers there.  If you can dynamically un-twist your torso, the dynamic swing of the weight under the rod with the Hatteras Cast will load the rod more deeply than just coming up off the ground. Most Importantly, for both casts, the safety key is that the weight stays under the rod while it is loading, so any breakoff's do not travel towards anglers to either side of you.

 

Obviously, the "702 ft Hatteras Cast" presents the break-off hazards of a competition OTG cast, if not that of the Tournament Pendulum cast.

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Hookedup2640,  I would cast and 'play' around with a century surf max or CTS s7.  All the below is my opinion, not fact, every angler wants and may prefer something different.

 

I fish mostly century these days, i had a s8 CTS that i sold a few years back, i have handled the CTS s7 (popular blanks mentioned) but haven't thrown it... historically the CTS had some breakage issues that where not backed up with fellow anglers/buddies, so i haven't gone back down that road.  FWIW, i haven't heard the same about the s7.  My older all star 1509 and rainshadow 1209 on a old fusion mag bottom end are my true 8+bait or heavy'er if needed drum rods.

 

I also had the CCP 13' 6-10 rod, off loaded that as well, it was really time sensitive for my casting style, sometimes i bombed it, other times i didn't.  for me the consistency and feel was better on the centurys.  I do have a couple other CCP blanks, the 3-6 13' is nice for stripers and other fish, i have caught drum on it, but it was over gunned.  the 12'8" 4-8 CCP is essentially the same blank as the 3-6, with 4" of the tip cut, or what i have heard...

 

This fall, sept/oct, ill be on AI, which is where i think your at as well, if you like you can test out the century's that i have... i have the surf max 5-12 (i like 7oz and a spot head on it) the surf max LT 5-12 too.  I had a drum gun blank and didn't build on it, sold it instead.  planning on getting the surf max 13' 4-8 and the 11'3 too at some-point (time lol)

 

...you just may have to bring line to respool lol, jk.

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14 hours ago, luckyOC said:

Hookedup2640,  I would cast and 'play' around with a century surf max or CTS s7.  All the below is my opinion, not fact, every angler wants and may prefer something different.

 

I fish mostly century these days, i had a s8 CTS that i sold a few years back, i have handled the CTS s7 (popular blanks mentioned) but haven't thrown it... historically the CTS had some breakage issues that where not backed up with fellow anglers/buddies, so i haven't gone back down that road.  FWIW, i haven't heard the same about the s7.  My older all star 1509 and rainshadow 1209 on a old fusion mag bottom end are my true 8+bait or heavy'er if needed drum rods.

 

I also had the CCP 13' 6-10 rod, off loaded that as well, it was really time sensitive for my casting style, sometimes i bombed it, other times i didn't.  for me the consistency and feel was better on the centurys.  I do have a couple other CCP blanks, the 3-6 13' is nice for stripers and other fish, i have caught drum on it, but it was over gunned.  the 12'8" 4-8 CCP is essentially the same blank as the 3-6, with 4" of the tip cut, or what i have heard...

 

This fall, sept/oct, ill be on AI, which is where i think your at as well, if you like you can test out the century's that i have... i have the surf max 5-12 (i like 7oz and a spot head on it) the surf max LT 5-12 too.  I had a drum gun blank and didn't build on it, sold it instead.  planning on getting the surf max 13' 4-8 and the 11'3 too at some-point (time lol)

 

...you just may have to bring line to respool lol, jk.

LuckyOC, Do you fish The Ronald Bounds Tournament, in the fall? 

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Currently own a CTS 1305 and 1306.  I love both of them and they have performed flawlessly.  If I had to own just one I would go with the 1306, it really likes 8oz and you can put some thump into your cast.  The 1305 will throw 8oz but I prefer throwing 6-7oz with that blank.  

 

Nick Walke in Kill Devil Hills, NCwould be the expert on the CTS blank.  Ryan White at Hatteras Jacks in Rodanthe, NCwould be your Century expert.  I've seen the Surf Machine Max in person but never thrown it.  I can buy two fully built CTS's for close to one Surf Machine Max, I don't feel like your getting double the performance out of the Century.  

 

Whatever you have built, make sure you get the reel seat positioned in the correct location for your body/arm length. 

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Cts s7 or century blank. Cts S7 is moderate fast perfect for bait fishing. Century may also cover several different styles and actions. X fast, fast, mod fast, moderate/parabolic. Only two rod companies I like, bought several blanks and rods off the bst section. Only to like cts and century the best

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12 hours ago, Hookedup2640 said:

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LuckyOC, Do you fish The Ronald Bounds Tournament, in the fall? 

I know of it, but no I don’t usually fish tournaments… that one comes near the end if the drum run usually.

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On 6/18/2022 at 5:27 AM, Hookedup2640 said:

Any thoughts on DAIWA Ballistic blanks? They offer 3 models that start at 2 to 10 oz. 

I've got the maroon 40-405g blank that was built for me and I also have the 40-425s Silver "Hatteras" blank that I had built.  The silver ballistic is my favorite surf rod that I own but they are very rare.  I also love my maroon ballistic rod - throw 8oz and bait all day long.  I would stay away from the factory built rod because the real seat is set very low and it's set up for both spinning and conventional.  The 40-405 is the one to get though.  If you buy the blank and have it built, you are in CTS territory.  My vote would be CTS1306, but if transport is a concern the three piece Ballistic is very convenient to travel with.  

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