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Hey guys, I was looking to get some more braided line and I was wondering is if there is any advantages (other than noise through guides) that the Superslick has over the original. I have always used power pro original on all my braided setups. Thanks in advance!

NOTE: This braid would be used on both baitcasters and spinning.

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Great question!  I also use the original formula and have wondered about the new "slick" braid.  I hope we get some input from the forum members.

 

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Great question!  I also use the original formula and have wondered about the new "slick" braid.  I hope we get some input from the forum members.

 

FL

 

x2, but from other posts, the SuperSlick gets good marks, much quieter than regular. However, time reveals all, and I'd like to see how it continues to perform for those who use it.

 

Personally, I've stuck with regular Power Pro, and always return to it after trying other brands. I just haven't been willing to pull the trigger on the SS yet.

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I've used both in 50#. The superslick has a waxy coating on it that gives it that slick feeling, where as the regular does not. The slick is slightly less noisy, but not a ton. It is easier to tie and cinch knots with the superslick because of the coating. LIne to line knots are a breeze. As far as casting distance, I don't really notice much difference. Also, the superslick's color fades very quickly. I have the timber brown and it is now a light color after only a few trips. The regular takes a lot longer to reach the same level of color degredation.  I like both, but in the future will probably just stick with the regular. I don't see the advantages justifying the cost difference for the superslick. 

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x2, but from other posts, the SuperSlick gets good marks, much quieter than regular. However, time reveals all, and I'd like to see how it continues to perform for those who use it.

 

Personally, I've stuck with regular Power Pro, and always return to it after trying other brands. I just haven't been willing to pull the trigger on the SS yet.

The first braid I ever used was spiderwire and I hated It. Then I found my self using regular Power Pro. When I first saw the Superslick, I thought it was a great idea, but I never got some to try because I thought that eventually the coating would wear down on it.

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Ive use reg pp for 10 years and PPs8S a couple of years now. Less noise and a bit more smoothness is about the only difference. Strength seems the same color retention the same. If not bothered by the noise save the money or get PPS8S on sale and try it.

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x2, but from other posts, the SuperSlick gets good marks, much quieter than regular. However, time reveals all, and I'd like to see how it continues to perform for those who use it.

 

Personally, I've stuck with regular Power Pro, and always return to it after trying other brands. I just haven't been willing to pull the trigger on the SS yet.

Darren, like you, I always go back after trying other brands.  Sometimes I wonder why I even try other brands, as regular PP is really quite good.  I've also heard SS is quieter but the original hasn't hurt my ears so not really a problem there :)    Makes you wonder if we are victims of advertising as there is no fault with some of the original products we use.   

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Darren, like you, I always go back after trying other brands.  Sometimes I wonder why I even try other brands, as regular PP is really quite good.  I've also heard SS is quieter but the original hasn't hurt my ears so not really a problem there  :)    Makes you wonder if we are victims of advertising as there is no fault with some of the original products we use.   

 

Wouldn't be the first time I was caught in the Advertisor's net, LOL. My wife has called me an "Adverisor's dream". Something I have to control, and fortunately, the older I get, the more self-control I get. Heh. At least I hope so. I had the opportunity to buy SS last year, but as I looked at the different braids, I reached down and grabbed regular PP simply because I know it and am comfortable with it. Not sure I'll ever change. I do want to try Sufix 832 one of these days, but I just don't know if I will....

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I've used both in 50#. The superslick has a waxy coating on it that gives it that slick feeling, where as the regular does not. The slick is slightly less noisy, but not a ton. It is easier to tie and cinch knots with the superslick because of the coating. LIne to line knots are a breeze. As far as casting distance, I don't really notice much difference. Also, the superslick's color fades very quickly. I have the timber brown and it is now a light color after only a few trips. The regular takes a lot longer to reach the same level of color degredation.  I like both, but in the future will probably just stick with the regular. I don't see the advantages justifying the cost difference for the superslick. 

Thank you for your reply.  Spiderwire had/has a coating that came off and it was annoying, so switched to PP years ago.  Sounds like no great improvements in the SS so staying with the original formula.  Thanks!

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Wouldn't be the first time I was caught in the Advertisor's net, LOL. My wife has called me an "Adverisor's dream". Something I have to control, and fortunately, the older I get, the more self-control I get. Heh. At least I hope so. I had the opportunity to buy SS last year, but as I looked at the different braids, I reached down and grabbed regular PP simply because I know it and am comfortable with it. Not sure I'll ever change. I do want to try Sufix 832 one of these days, but I just don't know if I will....

Lol, don't we just love our wives!?  My wife has a heart attack when I share the "fishing" bill with her.  I am open about it and food money isn't spent on it so she's ok with that.  Haven't tried Sufix braid but my partner has, he came back also, for what it's worth. 

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I switch to the SS in May and am now switching everything back.  The wax coating is a little quieter but it is stiff and I don't like the way it casts.  I'm going back to the original 100%

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I began using PowerPro and switched one spinning setup to slick. I also didn't care for the waxy coating. I also found my knots would give with the slick. I switched back to regular.

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I guess I am in the minority here because i like the super slick better.  It doesn't seem to get that fray like the regular power pro does over time and it seems to be a smaller diameter but that may be attributed to the fray on regular PP.  It does seem like the super slick is a little more abrasion resistant to so not sure if that is due to more strands or what but that is my experience when using it around rocks.

 

They are both really good though and i wouldn't hesitate using either one of them.

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Wouldn't be the first time I was caught in the Advertisor's net, LOL. My wife has called me an "Adverisor's dream". Something I have to control, and fortunately, the older I get, the more self-control I get. Heh. At least I hope so. I had the opportunity to buy SS last year, but as I looked at the different braids, I reached down and grabbed regular PP simply because I know it and am comfortable with it. Not sure I'll ever change. I do want to try Sufix 832 one of these days, but I just don't know if I will....

 

my personal experience with PP vs 832 is that PP wins that one every day.  i can't say what the scientific reason/explanation is, but 832 will "kink" in the line just from taking your fingers and "folding" the line over.  for some reason it just retains shapes or something really well which for me makes it a nightmare trying to cast.  pitching and flipping, no problem, spinning gear, no problem, but trying to cast it out on a baitcaster is a miserable experience FOR ME…..

I have some left and will likely not even use it or perhaps save for some use later on but do not intend on spooling back up with 832 anytime soon.  will be sticking to REGULAR PP from here on…  the slick just doesn't feel right with that waxy coating

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I much prefer suffix 832 over power pro super slick 8.  I bought both in #30 last year and after a bit of fishing it became apparent that SS has got some problems.  While it's super smooth to the touch and limp, it breaks down to an overly limp state much quicker than any other braid I've used.  The stuff is already broken in out of the box, but because of this, don't expect it to live as long on the spool.  I also experienced wind knots with SS.  The line is very light weight and limp resulting in the wind picking it up on windy days.

 

832 was just as limp, casts just as far, stayed in a like new condition longer and wasn't affected by the wind.

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I guess I am in the minority here because i like the super slick better.  It doesn't seem to get that fray like the regular power pro does over time and it seems to be a smaller diameter but that may be attributed to the fray on regular PP.  It does seem like the super slick is a little more abrasion resistant to so not sure if that is due to more strands or what but that is my experience when using it around rocks.

 

They are both really good though and i wouldn't hesitate using either one of them.

 

Wow, I've had the exact opposite experience, I've found (the hard way) S8S to fray and cut much easier around wood and rock than regular PP. I was a huge S8S fan for about a year there but now I only have it spooled on one reel. I think S8S really shines anytime you need braid with a leader, as another poster already pointed out, S8S ties fantastic knots and IMHO casts and handles a bit better than regular PP. I lost a big fish while frog fishing last summer when I had 65# S8S cut on a small piece of wood like a hot knife through butter. Since that day I've only used it when attaching a leader. Still really like the braid just have no faith in it when tied directly to a lure.  

 

S8S also casts and handles better to me on spinning gear, but again this is just my opinion.

 

I've tried 832 and while it's a good braid I just didn't care for it. It handles and fishes different than any other braid I've tried prior. Not a bad thing, as some prefer 832's characteristics, I on the other hand prefer PP, S8S, and P-Line Spectrex. I'm in the process of trying out some of Spiderwire's latest lines, Invisibraid and Ultimate, and I have to say I'm really impressed with both so far.  

 

 

 

 

 

I'm actually a fan of super limp braid so S8S is great IMHO when broken in 

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 I've tried quite a few brands of braid and Power Pro is still the best that I have used. I always seem to switch back to it. I have not tried the new Waxed Power Pro and I doubt I will.

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I will take any 8 weave or higher braid over power pro any day. My favorite braid is Varivas , daiwa boat braid and daiwa samurai

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Wouldn't be the first time I was caught in the Advertisor's net, LOL. My wife has called me an "Adverisor's dream". Something I have to control, and fortunately, the older I get, the more self-control I get. Heh. At least I hope so. I had the opportunity to buy SS last year, but as I looked at the different braids, I reached down and grabbed regular PP simply because I know it and am comfortable with it. Not sure I'll ever change. I do want to try Sufix 832 one of these days, but I just don't know if I will....

I love the old power pro also.  I picked up a box of 832 at walmart once in a pinch because they were out of the original power pro in my size and i couldn't justify the extra expense for it, I never bought it again.

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I didn't care for the Super Slick that much on my baitcaster, it had a tendency to dig in easily.

 

However, it works like a dream on my spinning rod. I'll likely never find anything like that again. Casts like a bullet and is simple to manage.

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I've had no problems with SS8 in 20 and 30lb on baitcasters. The only braid I like as much or more is Sunline SX1, but I prefer the visibility of the aqua green SS8. I've tried other braids, but just realized I've never tried regular PP! I should probably do that.

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I am going to switch all my 20lbs PP to yellow high vis. Does anyone know the yellow fades quicker in the regular or the slick?

both faded incredibly quick for me in high vis yellow.

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Thanks for the responses guys, I stuck with my gut and went to the store and got two packs of the original PowerPro. Maybe next year I will go try the 832 braid. Thanks again

-Jack

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I've got 10# SS on light spinning, as well as original PP 10-15-20-30# on a number of other reels.   What I do like about the SS is wind knots pull thru easier, other than that I don't feel one being better than the other.  Being as I tie my knots correctly and use my drag, strength isn't a concern for me, whatever line I'm using.  

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