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Any '09 Quantum Energy PT owners?

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What are your experiences with the new models? I just picked up an Energy Pt and can't wait to get on the water. I really like the ACS braking system on Quantums but the weight has bothered me in the past.

I decided to spend $200 on a reel so I started playing with the new models. I have fished with the new Curados and Revos and have several older curados so I was leaning that way. After playing around with the Energy, I had to have one!

Ill post a review after I give it some time.

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i have owned mine now for little over a month I paired mine with a KVD launcher and its awesome. Smooth and solid the drag responds well.  This is my favorite reel if I had the money i would defeintly buy a few more, but is time for the northly migration back to vermont. I will be getting more before I head back down south for the winter .

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i bought one,but it will be about another month until the ice melts,i have 5 accurists(that i don't have any problems with) and didn't really need a new reel but i talked myself into the energy 5.1 ratio for crankbaits to go along with my kvd crankin rod....i can't wait to try it out......

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it appears these reels are going on sale at dicks for around $99.00 according to the sale flier i saw this morning....i will being checking it out for sure in about an hour..10am est....i paid 185.00 for mine,i guess i'll have to buy another to bring down the average cost!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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$99 for a new energy? Dang I just paid double that! That is a deal!!!!!

There getting more then that for the 08's on E-Bay. Thats got to be last years model

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sorry for the bad info,i went to dicks and it was last years model...don't have to feel bad about paying more........

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Found a place going out of business in FL and got one at a steal!  Don't cry, I only paid $51 for it!  I've had shoulders replaced and have been doing strictly spinning to avoid the pain, but had to give this a try.  Got the burner in salt water version and have been using for just about everything!  Can't believe how good the b/c have gotten!  Was used to the ole Ambassadors.  It's really been fun slingin' the ole spools.  Got a Catalyst ptsi 20 from the same place for $49!  Yes, there is a God!

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I picked up my 09 Energy online for $145, plus free shipping. So far I have taken it out in the river 3 times. I will give you the rundown.

Pros:

Light(er) - 7.7oz. is very light for a Quantum.

Drag - 18-20 pounds will work.

Ergonomics - This reel fits my hand much better than the older Energies.

Casting This is a double edged sword for me. It can cast great.

Smooth retrieve due to handle bearings.

I like the new handle design. It looks cool.

Cons:

Casting The ACS system has caused me troubles. I wish it had more break settings.

The line guide on these reels seems really loose to me. I have checked a few out in the stores and they all share this feature.

I do not think that the Energy is a huge step up from the Catalyst. The Catalyst has 7 bearings to the Energies 9. The extra 2 bearings can be found in the handle. From what I have heard the insides on all of the new PT's are the same, so if you are on a budget, the Catalyst will work just as well. For $40 more, I wish the Energy had more than the Catalyst.

One problem that some have complained about in the past in the durability of Quantum reels. I hope that they have this resolved.

Overall, I am pleased with this reel. It has all the features I like, and I was able to get it cheaper than the Catalyst. I would not hesitate in getting the 7.1:1 for frog fishing.

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