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 Posted: Wed Mar 5th, 2008 07:23 pm
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WATCH THIS SPACE GUYS....! Got some fascinating results coming soon... courtesy of the Tjopper Hooked man...

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 Posted: Wed Mar 5th, 2008 07:25 pm
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Reefman wrote: WATCH THIS SPACE GUYS....! Got some fascinating results coming soon... courtesy of the Tjopper Hooked man...
Cant wait reefer ... how about a taste?

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 Posted: Wed Mar 5th, 2008 08:41 pm
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To tell the truth, no-one knows what the results are yet....! Not even Hooked... but soon...

Hooked sent a whole whack of SA braid samples out the country to the UK Braid Manufacturer, where they did blind tests on these braids...  can't wait.

 

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 Posted: Thu Mar 6th, 2008 02:22 am
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Looking forward to it Reefman, you are a champion :-)

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 Posted: Thu Mar 6th, 2008 09:59 am
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Nah, Hooked is the champion... cost him an absolute bomb to buy all the samples of  braided lines we get in SA, and send them off to his UK supplier for the tests.

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 Posted: Thu Mar 6th, 2008 10:35 am
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This should be interesting.............
By the way, the guys at kingfisher says that normal people like us cant test braid, it must be lab tested.....

Thanks to you Hooked

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Well my 50lb Suffix tested just broke at 5kg's! So it going back to the shop today!

Last edited on Thu Mar 6th, 2008 08:28 pm by Patrick

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The guy at Somerset Sports was shocked to see the braid breaking at 5kg. Tested 25kg Whiplash in the shop at it broke at 17kg and again at 18. Owner is sending his stuff back to get tested.

Decided mono is better for me.

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 Posted: Thu Mar 6th, 2008 09:20 pm
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Pat - Thats not good news mate... seems that South Africa is the bottom of the funnel into which all the *** briad from around the world gets chucked into and ends up.....

I've got some 65lb Suffix which I guess I better test....

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Ps - Pat - I've still got that 20lb Power Pro for you mate... bought it in Canada and I've used it for about 3 years and its awesome, never had a problem with it... remind me to get it to you...

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Man, that would be good. I wanted to braid my small spinning outfit, but will have to do with mono til then. Looked for Power Pro, but they only had Viper, Fireline, Sufix and Whiplash.

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 Posted: Thu Mar 6th, 2008 10:26 pm
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gUYS i reckon there is no need to panic with regards the braid break story... The way we test our braids at home is not the way to do it... Apparently someone did a test on his KF braid at home... got 5kg, then went in to KF who put it on their line test machine and got 18kg...

Hooked's big braid test will put this story to bed once and for all, so don't go panicking just yet.

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No worries man, I've had it set aside for you for months now, just gotta remember to get it to you!! Its good stuff...

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ex SA now in Oregon, have been using Jerry Brown spectra for a while. Really reliable and high breaking strain. Izorline braid also OK

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abrigacious wrote: ex SA now in Oregon, have been using Jerry Brown spectra for a while. Really reliable and high breaking strain. Izorline braid also OK

:welcomesea:

Hope you enjoy your stay ...

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I've been using Berkley fireline for several years now and never had any issues with it in terms of it breaking or weakening after exposure to salt water etc. A good friend has had excellent results on Finns braid as well tackling tuna on 60lb line.

Perhaps its just a few brands we need to look out for or a bad batch of braid has entered the market?

Milt,

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This may be a possible explanation for braid braking well under its rated test poundage:

To save on costs, some manufacturers have blended in Dacron fibres with Spectra fibres when manufacturing their braids.

As Dacron stretches a bit more than Spectra, when under extreme load, the Dacron fibres stretch and the Spectra not, causing the Spectra fibres to take all the strain breaking first, followed by the breaking Dacron fibres (a type of microfibre domino-effect)!

So some manufacturers may, therefore, not be giving you 100% woven Spectra anymore which would be stronger for any given line thickness, but more expensive for them to produce than a cheaper Dacron/ Spectra blend, all in the interests of cutting their production costs = bigger profits to them :(.

Does this sound plausible? It may just explain why a certain brands of rated test poundage braid worked well and as expected a few years ago, but do not currently perform as well as previously ...

Read about this on this interesting link: http://www.anglersnet.co.uk/authors/chris12.htm
 

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Tested my 50lb whiplash the weekend and broke at 20lb. Took all my braid back to the dealer and awaiting a new spool. We also tested two spools in the shop that also broke at 20lb....... I HAVE PAID R4000-00 FOR BRAID AND WILL NOT ACCEPT INFERIOR QUALITY!!!

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Drenalinjunkie82 wrote: Tested my 50lb whiplash the weekend and broke at 20lb. Took all my braid back to the dealer and awaiting a new spool. We also tested two spools in the shop that also broke at 20lb....... I HAVE PAID R4000-00 FOR BRAID AND WILL NOT ACCEPT INFERIOR QUALITY!!!

D'82

Tuff 80lb braid gave best results and Suffix 2nd worse results. Check out pg 5 of this thread for results done in shop about 2 months ago.

all braids tested were 80lb.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 17th, 2008 05:51 pm
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I say give us braid made from Hemp!;)

Supposed to be one of the toughest fibres known to man.

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