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 Posted: Wed Jan 30th, 2008 05:27 pm
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Noweeds wrote: I have never had my braid break - ever - i use whiplash!
Noweeds, u use 50lb whiplash pro?

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 Posted: Wed Jan 30th, 2008 05:30 pm
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Thats right..........had it on one reel for about 5 years and going strong!! Although i have not hooked a bus on that reel this year!!

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 Posted: Wed Jan 30th, 2008 05:34 pm
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Maybe its the batches over the last year or so. Cos my whiplash 50lb on my TN30 is about 3 years old, and its hooked a BUS and more than stood up to the test!

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Noweeds wrote: Thats right..........had it on one reel for about 5 years and going strong!! Although i have not hooked a bus on that reel this year!!
What do you have on your other reels?

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 Posted: Wed Jan 30th, 2008 05:42 pm
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I only use whiplash!

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Noweeds wrote: I have never had my braid break - ever -

.....Yet!

The current batches of Whiplash are amongst the worst for being under it's claimed breaking strength... I refer to GL's test in the Tackle shop. How do you explain that?

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Noweeds wrote: blah ...blah ...blah ...blah ...
lol, ok so how much braid would you put on a torium 30? 300m?

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 Posted: Wed Jan 30th, 2008 05:53 pm
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Moral of the story, jump on the bus as early as you can :)

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 Posted: Wed Jan 30th, 2008 06:19 pm
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Torium 30 400m

50 1100m

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I tested my Whiplash last night and my whiplash is about 2,5 years old and worst I had is 18kg on 50lbs

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 Posted: Wed Jan 30th, 2008 06:24 pm
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YEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA bring on the busses!!

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Legend. All my Whiplash is about 3 - 4 years old.

Just my new braid i have to worry about. Hope it holds for nationals!!!

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 Posted: Wed Jan 30th, 2008 06:43 pm
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Dean why do you need braid.................??

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 Posted: Wed Jan 30th, 2008 06:46 pm
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I like the colour.... and everyone is using it.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 30th, 2008 06:54 pm
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Whiplash is expensive, is it cheaper to import the stuff?

if so, from where?

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Dean your whiplash has been on for 4 years - do you remember what the colour is........come fish next to me - i will let you look at mine.........lol

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Aahhh Dean with those white shoes do you get to see your braid - I mean looking down at your reel, your eyes are surely drawn to those supercalalirfragilistic shoes and forget about your reel and your braid, and think about all the memorable times and it brings a warm fuzzy feeling in your heart ...... LMAO::happyd:::jest

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Raggieman wrote: I tested my Whiplash last night and my whiplash is about 2,5 years old and worst I had is 18kg on 50lbs

got braid story figured out . . . . all manufacturers labelled 50lb braid with 80lb spools and charged us 100 bucks more per spool . . .

Moral: buy 50lb braid and you're ok as bronzies only sprint for 300m before they get tired & then u can crank them in:cool: 

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K ... dumb question... maybe Nepps can give us the best answer here....

Has anyone tried using Fireline as Backing?

Can anyone see a potential problem in using 50lb Fireline as backing instead of Braid... Since Fireline is not really a braid, rather it's "thermal" line... micro dyneema.

Opinions here? I know Simen uses it almost exclusively... and swears by it. Anyone else?

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 Posted: Thu Jan 31st, 2008 05:56 pm
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I have thought of that... only question i have, what is the diameter of 50lb fireline?

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