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Ceramic Hybrid Spool Bearings From Hawgtech

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Okay thank you.  I will get the one from you since you have been so helpful and search for the other somewhere else.

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Was interested in a set or two for the abu STX [gen. 2] reels but did not see them listed in the charts for abus? only shows "non-revo" models?

 

POPRG,

 

Sorry for the delay....I finally got my hands on a revo SX tonight. 

 

The side cover bearing is 3 X 10 X 4  (which I carry) and the spool bearing is 5 X 11 X 4 (which I do not carry).    You would want to replace both these bearings to get the desired performance improvement.  As Mike (DVT) mentioned, there is a third bearing on the pinion shaft, under the cast control...this bearing is also 3X10X4 and apparently does not come into play in freespool.

 

I know you have a STX, and while I am not 100% certain that the bearing sizes are the same as this SX, I am quite certain that the spool bearing on the STX will not be the 3X10X4 size that I carry right now.

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Cool Video. Interesting to see the improvements from start to finish. As pointed out, a little oil will slow down the free-spool times. This is important for those who may be worried about controlling their casts or about the noise-made. My ceramic hybrids Abec 9's aren't loud or a nuisance at all. These bearings really help to achieve similar distances with less effort. Also, start up speed is less allowing lighter baits to cast. Great to see a respected company giving the marketplace more competition. It's great for us consumers. 

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even though my lew's also have a bearing on the spool shaft that i wasn't able to change yet, i still think it's worthwhile to change the bearings in the sideplate and under the cast control knob. i saw a significant increase in free spool on my BB1. eventually, i'm going to order the boca spool pin pliers and change out the spool bearings too.

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Flucobaseball,

I got my hands on a Pinnacle Optimus LTE tonight. The brake side bearing is 3X10X4- the same size as I am selling. The handle side however is 3X8X4. I d o not have that size...sorry.

On the bright side though, It appears you have a nice little reel. I put a red Hawg Handle on it for some picture and I'm liking it...the red accents match perfectly. The 7.3 gear ratio is pretty sweet and I like the flipping switch on it. I would like to try this reel out some day.

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Sharp looking reel! Almost like a "poormans" pixy. Would match up with a dobyns savy series rod to a "T".

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BR members,

 

Robert and I would like to let you know that we are now selling the 5 X 11 X 4 spool bearings.  This is typically the larger bearing found on many bait cast reels utilizing the three spool bearing design (Lews, Quantum, Revo, etc..).  With this and the 3 X 10 X 4 we have been selling, we can now accomodate a good number of the baitcast reels out there.  All of our bearings are ABEC7 tolerance with stainless steel races, ceramic bearings and nylon cages.

 

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One question I get a lot is...how are our bearings different than Boca Bearings.  The construction is very similar, except our bearings have a nylon cage versus a steel cage.  My professional opinion is that the nylon cage is better suited for fishing reel applications for two reasons.  1.) the nylon cage is lighter.  The main point of buying ceramic hybrid bearings in the first place is that the ceramic ball bearing is lighter and offers less inertial resistance to motion.  It makes sense that you would want the cage lighter as it also is subject to those inertial effects.  2.) The second main benefit of ceramic hybrid bearings is the ability to run them dry.  If you run your bearings dry, the nylon cage material runs quieter against the bearings. 

 

I think you can see both of these effects from the video I put up at the start of this thread.  Our bearings have outstanding spin characteristics and are relatively quiet.

 

I invite you guys to give our bearings a try.  I think you are going to find that the performance is every bit what you were getting elsewhere and at a much lower cost.  We sell our bearings for $8 each, with volume pricing available.  Send me an email at support@hawgtech.com if you have further questions or would like to order some.

 

Thanks,

Mike

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Sound's like a good product with good thought behind it. Quieter, cheaper, and lighter catches my attention. I may be picking up a few in the off season for a few reels. Thanks for the update!

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this is quite interesting.......... I have abec7 in most of my reels. looks like I need to buy a few more reels so I can try these.

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If you add a 3X8X4 to the 5X11X4 you will have a set that will fit most Daiwa baitcasters, and I will be very interested. I've been dead set against ceramic bearings since I purchased a set early in the game.

I believe my reels should be seen and NOT heard, so I've been installing stainless ABEC 7's in my reels, and in some of my friends reels.

Let me know when you have the Daiwa sizes in stock and I will buy one set to try. If they are as quiet as described, I will buy more.

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I bought 2 of the 3x10x4 for my lew's tourney pro. Should I put one in the side plate, and one underneath the cast control knob?

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If you add a 3X8X4 to the 5X11X4 you will have a set that will fit most Daiwa baitcasters, and I will be very interested. I've been dead set against ceramic bearings since I purchased a set early in the game.

I believe my reels should be seen and NOT heard, so I've been installing stainless ABEC 7's in my reels, and in some of my friends reels.

Let me know when you have the Daiwa sizes in stock and I will buy one set to try. If they are as quiet as described, I will buy more.

 

ghoti,

 

Will do!  You can see from my video at the beginning of this thread how much noise these bearings make when run dry.  They make a slight amount of noise when run dry but better than other hybrid bearings I have tried.  If you had a little oil they hush up, but you lose some freespool.

 

The 3X8X4 bearing is the very next thing in our queue.  It is a considerable capital investment to bring a new bearing to market, so we have been somewhat conservative in introducing new ones.  But the 3X8X4 is going to happen.

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I bought 2 of the 3x10x4 for my lew's tourney pro. Should I put one in the side plate, and one underneath the cast control knob?

 

Crankenstein, I sent you a message.

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ghoti,

 

Will do!  You can see from my video at the beginning of this thread how much noise these bearings make when run dry.  They make a slight amount of noise when run dry but better than other hybrid bearings I have tried.  If you had a little oil they hush up, but you lose some freespool.

 

The 3X8X4 bearing is the very next thing in our queue.  It is a considerable capital investment to bring a new bearing to market, so we have been somewhat conservative in introducing new ones.  But the 3X8X4 is going to happen.

If you have time, let me know when a Daiwa set is available. I willing to give "em a shot, despite my distaste for other ceramic bearings.

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if I buy a set of the 3x10x4 where should I bet them at on my abu 5600c4?

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catch anything,

 

The 3X10X4s will fit on your abu 5600.

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oh ok but would I use those in place of the ones inside the spool?

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Catch Anything,

 

I sent you a message.

 

Mike

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For those of you concerned with reel noise, I could not stand my Boca Bearings due to noise and quickly went back to stock bearings on my Curado, our bearings are much quieter. 

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If you add a 3X8X4 to the 5X11X4 you will have a set that will fit most Daiwa baitcasters, and I will be very interested. I've been dead set against ceramic bearings since I purchased a set early in the game.

I believe my reels should be seen and NOT heard, so I've been installing stainless ABEC 7's in my reels, and in some of my friends reels.

Let me know when you have the Daiwa sizes in stock and I will buy one set to try. If they are as quiet as described, I will buy more.

I just got two of the 3x10x4's and put them in my lew's tourney pro a few minutes ago. I have not cast with them yet, but during the free spool, it is not much louder than the stock lew's bearings and I am running them dry. The reel free spools more than 3x longer than before which was about 5-6 seconds. Also, reeling it is so much smoother its amazing. Reeling it is pretty much effortless. Can't wait to cast it!

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I just got two of the 3x10x4's and put them in my lew's tourney pro a few minutes ago. I have not cast with them yet, but during the free spool, it is not much louder than the stock lew's bearings and I am running them dry. The reel free spools more than 3x longer than before which was about 5-6 seconds. Also, reeling it is so much smoother its amazing. Reeling it is pretty much effortless. Can't wait to cast it!

 

 

Make sure you get all you reel adjustment right and don't muscle the cast at all, believe me I almost ruined an entire spool of fresh braid trying spool it on the first cast, lol.

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Make sure you get all you reel adjustment right and don't muscle the cast at all, believe me I almost ruined an entire spool of fresh braid trying spool it on the first cast, lol.

That's what I am worried is going to happen lol.

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