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Old 03-01-2008, 07:44 AM
sadlsorz sadlsorz is offline
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Default Spiral wrapped rods.

Anybody have any experience with these? www.acidrod.com I got into a discussion on another site about them and the theory behind them is it prevents a conventional rod from flipping under load. Wouldn't a rod only try to flip if the spine is misplaced? I never had a conventional try to flip on me. What do you guys think?
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Old 03-01-2008, 10:51 AM
GunnySniper GunnySniper is offline
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Default Re: Spiral wrapped rods.

I have seen this theory put to use a long time ago. It seemed to be for very light, or whippy rod tips.
I never bought into it.
A rod, properly build will be on spline. The natural curvature of the blank.
You can actually stiffen an action by building back spline.
In other words put your guides on the direct oposite side of the natural curve.
The spiral technique just seems unnatural to me.
But then again I'm a thick headed frenchman stuck in old school.
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Old 03-01-2008, 11:48 PM
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Default Re: Spiral wrapped rods.

I was involved with a rod casting test where we compared different guide styles built on the same blanks, 9' Baston Rainshadows.

Bottom line - The spiral style is a terrible casting setup, by far the worst of the bunch (Standard conventional, Fuji Concept, Dual purpose lowrider, and acid) but for a boat application where you're simply dropping the bait down it's a great way to go. It removes the twisting sideways torque a standard guide set places on the blank and on your wrists and makes fighting the fish easier on you and the rod.

Slightly off topic -
Using spinning reels, Dual purpose lowrider scored the longest distances by quite a bit. Conventional was a tie between standard conventional and lowrider - It was quite the epiphany moment
I build all my surf rods dual purpose lowrider now
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:56 AM
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Default Re: Spiral wrapped rods.

its really popular here on the left coast.

personaly , i dont like them.
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