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Author Topic: Rods for the Vented Rev  (Read 8951 times)
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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2009, 12:57 PM »

Close I think but Skyshark P300's and Advantage rods don't mix, Advantage rods are .250 inside diameter where Skysharks are .244 inside. Not a big difference but enough, a loose ferrule in an Advantage rod would be expensive in time.

4 wrap center and 3 wrap outers in Advantage, If you want to go to Skysharks try P300's all the way across, no reason to think about the P400 as the 300's are actually stiffer although the 400's are more durable.

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« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2009, 03:09 PM »

Actually, unscientific hand flex test, and I find my P400s to be a tad stiffer than the P300s.  Maybe its just the batch that I received, but so far it seems to hold true for two different frame sets.   As for mixing the rods,  I think that .006 inch difference is splitting hairs and falls within engineering tolerances.

Any case Dano, I think you misunderstood me.  I tend to use my vented more than I thought I would.  I switch at lower MPH (say a consistent 8+) and in that case, want a softer lighter frame (like race rods) to get more lift.  In stronger winds over 20, I want to slow/deaden my frame a bit.  If it was me in 20+ I'd use 4-wrap all the way; YMMV
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« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2009, 02:48 AM »

I've used p400 le with p200 verticles in 20 plus very gusty winds. I liked the flex and found them fun and responsive while handling the stresses without worrying me. I never used anything official for those winds so maybe ignorance is bliss. My formula for arriving at this precise mix was a) look for what p series I had lying around and b) deciding that only the 200 and 400 would do because thats what I had.

Re mismatched rods: I've handled this by wrapping a wide piece of packing or paper tape around the needed side of the ferrule so I got a tight fit. Actually can be tighter than ferrules. Hey it's custom! I realize it might sound heretical but it works just fine. The rod does not realize that it has tape contacting its wall instead of carbon. Just don't tell it.
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