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Im going play with these at the store tonight but was wondering which yall liked better. I have already felt how incredibl smooth the energy pt was and im gonna compare it tonight to the zillion

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I picked up a new Quantum Energy and two PT 500s last year...all three of them are garbage...I fish hard and Quantum wasnt up to the task...Everyone on the lake knows where I'm throwing traps cuz' they can hear the gears grinding on everycast...My lucks been with Shimano or Abu.

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Maybe I'm in the minority but I have never had issues with quantum reels.   Most of my current reels are shimanos but the energys have served me well

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Maybe I'm in the minority but I have never had issues with quantum reels. Most of my current reels are shimanos but the energys have served me wel

x2

Nothing wrong quite yet I hope nothing goes wrong or I will be real mad >:)

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Hmmm, Zebco or Daiwa...

Burley !!!!  :)

Oh well, they don 't give much options.  ::)

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I picked up a new Quantum Energy and two PT 500s last year...all three of them are garbage...I fish hard and Quantum wasnt up to the task...Everyone on the lake knows where I'm throwing traps cuz' they can hear the gears grinding on everycast...My lucks been with Shimano or Abu.

For one the gears on your baitcaster are disengaged on the cast. The Quantum baitcasters do have a distinctive whizzing sound when they cast but it is not the gears grinding and it is not because there is something wrong with the reel!!!!

I fish hard too and my Quantums reels have served me very well!!!

Between the two I would say the Zilloin is the better reel but I have used the Energy reels for several years and they are very good reels!!!!

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It's Deja Vu all over again ;D

It's funny though, last year these were Revo, Daiwa, Shimano, Pflueger discussions.  It appears the design of the new Quantums has generated a lot of interest.  If the new models hold up [consistently]through 2009, we may have a lot more reels to consider in the future :)

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I picked up a new Quantum Energy and two PT 500s last year...all three of them are garbage...I fish hard and Quantum wasnt up to the task...Everyone on the lake knows where I'm throwing traps cuz' they can hear the gears grinding on everycast...My lucks been with Shimano or Abu.

For one the gears on your baitcaster are disengaged on the cast. The Quantum baitcasters do have a distinctive whizzing sound when they cast but it is not the gears grinding and it is not because there is something wrong with the reel!!!!

I fish hard too and my Quantums reels have served me very well!!!

Between the two I would say the Zilloin is the better reel but I have used the Energy reels for several years and they are very good reels!!!!

Well this was just my own experience with them...I actually didn't even get the Energy out of the box until this past july, and by october it was toast...the button sticks on the cast, and when I'm ripping the bait in weeds the reel disingages itself causing huge backlashes...the grinding these reel makes is not a factory built in grinding sound unless Quantum intends for me to use it to churn butter as a side job...The two PT 500's have buttons that stick on the cast as well, and the internal gears are shot ; they didn''t last a year...unacceptable for 150-200$ reels.

I did have luck with one of the old 70$ PT gold series, which is why I bought these 3... 1 for 4 isnt so bad?... :-?

The bad thing is that I bought the Energy NIB off a private dealer so I cant return it...I wont be buying anymore Quantums anytime soon.

JMO :)

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Hey Tuckman, sorry to hear about your bad experience. I can totaly understand how that can make you shy away and go to another product. I had a bad experience with a Shimano reel many years ago and I found something that has served me well and stuck with it!!

I'm glad you have found something that you enjoy fishing with, that's what it's all about!! We all have our opinions and our favorites. :)

Have a great fishing season!!!!! :)

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Maybe I'm in the minority but I have never had issues with quantum reels. Most of my current reels are shimanos but the energys have served me wel

x2

Nothing wrong quite yet I hope nothing goes wrong or I will be real mad >:)

x3 here.  But admittedly, I dont fish as hard as some others might.  Probably every other weekend at most.  

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Maybe I'm in the minority but I have never had issues with quantum reels. Most of my current reels are shimanos but the energys have served me wel

x2

Nothing wrong quite yet I hope nothing goes wrong or I will be real mad >:)

x3 here. But admittedly, I dont fish as hard as some others might. Probably every other weekend at most.

x4.  Not a tourney guy either and I take care and gentle with my stuff.  Nothing against the others, just bought my first quantum several years ago and have had no problems.

The Zillion is a great reel.  Know lots of folks that use and love them.  IMHO, can't go wrong with either one.  Me, I'm partial to Quantum   :) .

Eddie

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I have the new 09 Quantum Tour baitcaster an i couldnt be any happier with it . I also have a zillion an revo . My 08 Tour baitcaster never let me down either.

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I've owned almost every brand of reel except Ardent and U.S.reels. (Too ugly)

It's inevitable at one time or another you will get a reel that you think is no good.

I've had a few myself. Sticking to the better known names from each brand will reduce the risk. Most problems can be traced to improper handling at the point of assembly. I always disassemble a new reel to make sure there is no crud or debris in the gears, spool assembly etc.

Make sure reel is not over or under lubed. It's possible you will get a reel with a burr on the gear or some debris or excess grease by the spool that will hamper casting. Easy enough to rectify but shouldn't be necessary. I have had no problems with Quantum or Daiwa.

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