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Which one is better, the quantum tour edition pt, or the abu garcia revo premier? I like them both. I love abu garcia but i cant take my eyes off of the quantum. please help!!!! :'(

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I have not used any quantums since the original energys so I cant help there.  But I do know the Revo's are very good reels.  I have a couple of each including the premire and it is a sweet and reliable reel.

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I don't proclaim to be any expert, but from what I have learned here, it's not the bearing count, but the bearing quality.  Check out the bearing count on the curado.  Not sure, but I believe it's either 4+1 or 5+1.  You can get reels for $30-40 with the same bearing count but they are not quality and  will most likely go shot in a short time with heavy fishing.  No so with the curado.  Same with the revos and their bearing count.  Find a cheap reel with a high bearing count and stack it up against a revo.  They won't hold out.

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The number of bearing is misleading as some manufactures count the bearings in the paddle handles and other places that have nothing to do with how well a reel casts or retrieves.

I use both Quantums and Revos  I would have you look at the Revo SX as it is light weight, has magnetic brakes, 11 bearings and a good drag system.  At around $159 it is a great buy for the bucks for an all around reel.  If you are more interested in a reel for crankbaiting I have used Quantum's for years and never had a problem with one yet.

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Can't go wrong with either.

I think Quantum will cast a bit further and Revo is beefier.

Buy both and send me the loser.  :)

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I will admit, this is going to be an Abu biased post.  I have always fished Abus, and up until the Revos came out, their low profile stuff wasn't anything to write home about, however the Revo series is SWEEET.  I have 2 SX's, 2 S's, and the Revo Inshore.  If you like the magnetic brake then definitely the SX or STX or Premiere.  However if you are a Centrifugal Brake fan then the S is hard to beat.  After all of those years throwing the big 5600's I feel more conformtable casting the S for distance, I mainly use the SX's for my pitching.  I use the Inshore for my cranking.  Sorry so long, but I just love the Revos, the Quantums are very nice as well, but I did mention, I am a little biased.

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Can't go wrong with either.

I think Quantum will cast a bit further and Revo is beefier.

Buy both and send me the loser. :)

Did you seriously just say that a Premier(6.35 0z) is heavier/beefier than a Quantam tour pt (9-10 oz)?!?!?!?!

Sorry I just thought that was funny

BTW if your talking about the 2009 tour pt

I apoligize

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Can't go wrong with either.

I think Quantum will cast a bit further and Revo is beefier.

Buy both and send me the loser. :)

Did you seriously just say that a Premier(6.35 0z) is heavier/beefier than a Quantam tour pt (9-10 oz)?!?!?!?!

I read it as "Beefier" as being more able to take abuse/more cranking power.  Not beefier=weight.

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Can't go wrong with either.

I think Quantum will cast a bit further and Revo is beefier.

Buy both and send me the loser. :)

Did you seriously just say that a Premier(6.35 0z) is heavier/beefier than a Quantam tour pt (9-10 oz)?!?!?!?!

I read it as "Beefier" as being more able to take abuse/more cranking power. Not beefier=weight.

thats how i took it as well.

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Are you speaking of the '09 Quantum?  If so, I like that quantum scaled back on the line capacity; that will improve casting ability (plus...who needs 150yds of line?).  That is about all I can add  :)

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How bout you do this -

Go to your local tackle store . pick up a display reel of each brand - and deciede what you are more comfortable with . And this is coming from a guy who is a Quantum fan - but I still have a few Diawas and an Abu .

No matter what anyone says - the choice of reels is up to you

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