influencer=cash for new sticks
Nonsense! The Nitron is as good a reel as it gets for Drum or whatever, and so are any number of Penns and Omotos and Abus and Avets and etc etc etc.Ditch the Akios and get a Fathom II and be done with it. There's a reason most of the drum pros use them.
...... also noted in the comments following that 2 yr old video:As noted by retired this issue was with early generation European F15’s …
Well, to be totally honest, I didn't make it. I think they are made in Asia for a British company.In all honesty, I think it was ........... you.
Thanks Phil. I could have measured it to a closer tolerance, but it wasn't necessary. Assembling the side plate without paying close attention to maintaining the alignment allowed the eccentricity to be over .020" on one side and near 0 on the opposite. Adjusting the side play of the spool does nothing in regard to any radial flange clearances as mentioned earlier. I set this at minimal visual movement, .005" or less.Arnav…just what I was thinking…jk…nice analysis!
If you reelly feel it's the reel, then clearly it's defective since so many other folks don't have the issue you've uncovered, and it should be returned, get your dollar$ back, and get that Penn.Well, to be totally honest, I didn't make it. I think they are made in Asia for a British company.
Maybe you know little about metrology, all I did was measure the mating parts and reassemble compensating for the poor alignment method implemented. And the problem went away .... that part was ...... me.
Maybe you would have to actually see it to understand. I don't do videos or I would help you out.
Anyway, it is what it is ... believe it, or not.
If you have one, give it a check. Just slightly loosen the 4 screws and see if the side plate will shift around several thousandths. Maybe yours is close fitting, this one is not.
Thanks anyway .... honestly.