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Their website rates them as fast. The Edge line rates them as fast. Kistler rates them as Modfast. For those who own one, what and are the actions like on these blanks? How soft is the tip? Sell me on these blanks.

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They have a lot of different models, which one are you looking at? Is this to build yourself? There are lots of good blanks to choose from. Don't be too eager to be sold on one brand. Give an idea about what the rod will be for and the budget and it's easier to make good recommendations. 

 

Check your PM. If this is in regard to a MH casting blank that we discussed, the fast action is fast and crisp. The ones I've worked with had a nice loading tip but not what I would describe as "soft". 

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Hi CHubby,

Thank you for asking and DVT is correct. We are though the exclusive partner of NFC. Remember these are Gary Loomis's GEN2 of his designs, actions, builds, processing, etc.. He released blanks because his previous venture stop selling blanks and only made completed rods. 

 

Now being not fast enough, etc.. Please tell us the model and we can show you on the board. Most of his information is accurate, but the problem is the industry. Someone's fast could be different that another persons. Also with NFC's "private label" rods, you would have to get the exact model to compare. Doing a blanketed" this private label rod says this, but the company that makes the rod blank claims this is hard to tell unless you compare apples to apples. 

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Hi CHubby,

Thank you for asking and DVT is correct. We are though the exclusive partner of NFC. Remember these are Gary Loomis's GEN2 of his designs, actions, builds, processing, etc.. He released blanks because his previous venture stop selling blanks and only made completed rods. 

 

Now being not fast enough, etc.. Please tell us the model and we can show you on the board. Most of his information is accurate, but the problem is the industry. Someone's fast could be different that another persons. Also with NFC's "private label" rods, you would have to get the exact model to compare. Doing a blanketed" this private label rod says this, but the company that makes the rod blank claims this is hard to tell unless you compare apples to apples.

I've been looking at the HM 705

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I would recommend to anyone starting out to choose some conservative components for the first few builds. Even if you love it at first as you go through the learning curve one day you'll look back and think to yourself, wow what was I doing? lol

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I agree. I'm almost embarrassed to look at some of my early creations. I gave away my first casting rod and spinning rod. Still have my first fly rod, but it hasn't seen the outside of the rod tube in about 7 years.

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I would recommend to anyone starting out to choose some conservative components for the first few builds. Even if you love it at first as you go through the learning curve one day you'll look back and think to yourself, wow what was I doing? lol

You are probably right. What are some other blanks that are good in comparison but are cheaper?

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You should be able to find some older generation Batson blanks on clearance now that they're introducing the new lines. St Croix SCII are priced nice. Bingham Enterprises Bing SHX blanks are good for the money. Dont have much experience with Mudhole MHX, but many seem to like them. Mudhole also has their CRB series which are inexpensive.

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I've been looking at the HM 705

 

 

I would recommend to anyone starting out to choose some conservative components for the first few builds. Even if you love it at first as you go through the learning curve one day you'll look back and think to yourself, wow what was I doing? lol

Agreed with DVT!

 

You are probably right. What are some other blanks that are good in comparison but are cheaper?

 Try our RX6 lineup. We also have discontinued some models and you should be able to call a retailer of ours or even DVT to pick some of these up. 

 

You should be able to find some older generation Batson blanks on clearance now that they're introducing the new lines. St Croix SCII are priced nice. Bingham Enterprises Bing SHX blanks are good for the money. Dont have much experience with Mudhole MHX, but many seem to like them. Mudhole also has their CRB series which are inexpensive.

Hovanec you mean RainShadow lines?? 

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I've been looking at the HM 705

Here you go.. We can't do this all the time, but We wanted for you to see personally. Check out the pics. 

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You should be able to find some older generation Batson blanks on clearance now that they're introducing the new lines. St Croix SCII are priced nice. Bingham Enterprises Bing SHX blanks are good for the money. Dont have much experience with Mudhole MHX, but many seem to like them. Mudhole also has their CRB series which are inexpensive.

X2 on all these suggestions.

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Here you go.. We can't do this all the time, but We wanted for you to see personally. Check out the pics.

Definitely fast. Don't see how kistler could rate them as mod fast unless they get something different.
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Hovanec you mean RainShadow lines??

Yea, the old RX7 and RX8 lines. I think the RX7s are some of the best blanks for the money. My favorites are the ISB822.5 and ISB802.75

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Definitely fast. Don't see how kistler could rate them as mod fast unless they get something different.

Ya.. I don't know unfortunately. But you can definitely see from the pics. Now remember all of these are not only GEN2 of Gary Loomis but everyone rates their powers and actions differently. They are not universal! We gave a rod for review on another forum of our RainShadow Revelation series if it were to be built as a custom rod. We used a RainShadow Spinning blank built as a casting blank and the review stated it was in line with other.. 

 

Now one thing to note about NFC. These blanks should mimic Gary's previous venture rod company. Just with refreshed GEN2 of everything. So if those blanks performed, these should be right inline with what your looking for. 

 

Yea, the old RX7 and RX8 lines. I think the RX7s are some of the best blanks for the money. My favorites are the ISB822.5 and ISB802.75

The RX7 and the RX8 are great. We still have some of stock still left of our discontinued list. I even think there are some RX8+'s as well!! :)

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My Rx8+ is one of the best blanks I've stumbled upon thus far. You won't find any better at the price get bit has them listed at, I guarantee it. By the way Batson, that's crazy cool you posted pics of the blanks flex for the Op. Props

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I've actually called rainshadow because I want an rx8+ 822.5 to build on so bad lol.  I've heard nothing but the highest of praise for it.

 

I really enjoy my immortal and eternity2 as well though.

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I think getbit has some rx8+... man I keep eyeing them but have yet to pul the trigger.

 

Thanks!!! The RX8+ are great sticks.. I think we have just a few left in stock. The Eternity2 and the Immortal though are hard to beat.. But if price is your alley, get them while their are still here ;)

My Rx8+ is one of the best blanks I've stumbled upon thus far. You won't find any better at the price get bit has them listed at, I guarantee it. By the way Batson, that's crazy cool you posted pics of the blanks flex for the Op. Props

Thank you so much! We do our best to help out in any way!! It clears the air rather than everyone talking about what ifs ;) 

The new Eternity2 and the Immortals are hard to beat. We keep on selling out of them! 

 

I've actually called rainshadow because I want an rx8+ 822.5 to build on so bad lol.  I've heard nothing but the highest of praise for it.

 

I really enjoy my immortal and eternity2 as well though.

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