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Just need to verify a common problem on this reel. The magnetic brakes do not touch or reach the spool. There are too far. Has anyone seen this or know about this problem? One guy on youtube stated he added small washers to lift the strip. let me know 

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Mag brakes are not intended to contact any moving part. The magnetic field is what slows the spool. Don't believe everything you see on the internet. Except here of course. 😉

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My Spartacus magnets do not touch the spool and it works just fine.

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The magnets do not need to touch the spool.  The magnetic brakes on the reel are barely functional to begin with.  Maybe the spacers are being used to bring the magnets closer to the spool in an attempt to get them to work?  The reel has an internal 6 pin centrifugal brake.  I'd rely on that.

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The centrifugal brakes, the magnetic brakes, and the spool tension knob, all work together to fine tune this particular reel. I've viewed quite a few videos on this and other KastKing reels. Most of those knocking the reels performance don't even know the names of the brakes or tension knob, and never even did any practice casting. Total user error in my opinion. 

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41 minutes ago, nascar2428 said:

Most of those knocking the reels performance don't even know the names of the brakes or tension knob, and never even did any practice casting.

You're absolutely right.  It's as if somebody asked them to say bad things about KastKing, know what I mean?

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Like the others said, I would be very worried if the magnetic brakes on my reel were grinding against the spool. 

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This is the right place to ask and thank you for the info. 

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On ‎1‎/‎19‎/‎2018 at 5:44 PM, Caliyak said:

One guy on youtube stated he added small washers to lift the strip. let me know 

I saw a vid where a guy loosened the two screws on either side of the magnets which seems to lift the strip.

 

I found no need to do this as the brakes work fine as is. It is a very forgiving reel and great for those that are new to baitcasters.

 

After buying this reel I went from someone who used a baitcaster every once in a while, to taking one with me every trip.

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I have a Royale Legend that I use all the time on a Lew's rod... at some point I need a softer rod, but those Kast Kings are great for the money. Mine will outcast my Abu Garcia on the same pole and set-up. Plus I can throw light baits with it, like unweighted senkos. Just takes some careful tuning to do it.

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