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Revo S-L, 3Rd Generation Question/help

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I just bought the reel this afternoon.  

 

I'm a bit confused on the braking system.  I have the orginal Revo S-L and the braking system is similar to Shimano's Centrifugal braking.  The 3rd Gen reel is different.  

 

I see that there are 3 brake blocks that says pitch and 3 with no writing.  So, how do you have your brakes set up?  On my Shimano's and the Revo S I have, I have 2 brakes on and sometimes 3.  Do I do the same with the 3rd Gen Revo S?  Do I set 2 brakes on if that's what I want or do I need to set 3 on, and if it's 3 brakes, which ones?

 

Thanks

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So three of the brakes are spring loaded and 3 are not. The three that are spring loaded will only engage when you whip a bait out there hard because the spool is spinning fast enough at that time to extend the springs and drag against the ring on the inside.

The other three that are not spring loaded will extend with a lot less spool speed for assistance on shorter casts.

As far as how to set it up, I would either use the 3 of one or the other, not both.

Practice short and long casts with both ways and see how you like it.

Good luck.

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I ignore the brakes labeled pitch and keep them off. Would love to know of a way to make them spring loaded. As already posted they engage at low rpm's and stay engaged, will kill your distance. I like using 2 pins but there isn't anyway to do it without having offset pins, and using one pitch and one spring loaded really cuts down your casting distance. The loss of distance only really matters when using DD cranks, which is why I bought the Revo Winch for in the first place. I'm seriously considering taking it back and exchanging it for a BB1.

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I ignore the brakes labeled pitch and keep them off. Would love to know of a way to make them spring loaded. As already posted they engage at low rpm's and stay engaged, will kill your distance. I like using 2 pins but there isn't anyway to do it without having offset pins, and using one pitch and one spring loaded really cuts down your casting distance. The loss of distance only really matters when using DD cranks, which is why I bought the Revo Winch for in the first place. I'm seriously considering taking it back and exchanging it for a BB1.

You can turn off all the brakes by pushing them towards the center of the spool until you hear a click. I think that's what you're asking right?

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You can turn off all the brakes by pushing them towards the center of the spool until you hear a click. I think that's what you're asking right?

 

Sounds like he wants to use 2 brakes on....both being spring loaded, but can't because a pitch one is always across from a spring one.  The usual suggestion is to always use brakes opposite each other rather than 2 next to each other.

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Keep only two of the spring loaded brakes engaged and set your spool tension as you see fit. Mine works great this way. You don't have to have any of the pitch brakes engaged using this set up. 

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Keep only two of the spring loaded brakes engaged and set your spool tension as you see fit. Mine works great this way. You don't have to have any of the pitch brakes engaged using this set up.

This is how I set mine up. I will use 3 spring loaded tabs at times when it's windy or I don't need as much distance. I also set my spool tention knob only enough to make the side to side play stop and that's it.

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