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Very comfortable, sensitive, handsome grip design

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Using a soft-touch Aero seat up-locking, couple with custom seat ramps from carbon fiber and a great Rainshadow Immortal blank, and you have a wonderfully comfortable rod, very sensitive, and a really nice, clean, design.  I used Microwaves on it.  

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Sharp looking grip.  I like the Aeros uplocking.  I do a little shorter foregrip through.

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The foregrip is patterned after the EVA piece that Amtac sells for the aero.  It really feels good.  When I do another I'll try smaller and see how I like it.  The rear piece is basically just for aesthetic reasons, to sort of balance the look.  The hand never gets there.  Thanks for the comments.

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Looks good. I don't do many up locking for myself because of the way I grip the reel stem the heel of my hand rests on the threads or hood. 

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That would be great if you hold the rod with your hand in front of the reel. I have two fingers either side of the reel stem, so I build mine with the seat downlocking and no foregrip. That's the beauty of custom building.

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I normally hold the reel between the two fingers as mentioned, but I started using this one moving one finger up and did it intuitively and without any problem.  I like uplocking because it puts my fingers onto the front ramp without contacting any threads.  I tend to like bigger ramps than most.  I think that if more people tried bigger ramps, like my personal pic rod, which is a size 18 seat, they would like them.  The problem with the ergonomics of most spinning rods is that the seats are too small for most hands.  I never use smaller than a 17 any more, sometimes 18, and my hands are not that big.

I normally hold the reel between the two fingers as mentioned, but I started using this one moving one finger up and did it intuitively and without any problem.  I like uplocking because it puts my fingers onto the front ramp without contacting any threads.  I tend to like bigger ramps than most.  I think that if more people tried bigger ramps, like my personal pic rod, which is a size 18 seat, they would like them.  The problem with the ergonomics of most spinning rods is that the seats are too small for most hands.  I never use smaller than a 17 any more, sometimes 18, and my hands are not that big.  Below is another, also size 18.

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Oops, that's a 17.

 

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