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ok i have a revo s and a revo sx and a promax all abu's i like all three the rvos are little smoother ,,,anyway everyone sayd buy 1 piece aluminum frames and try to stay away from the graphite or other frames ,,,why is this ,,do they just last longer or is it perfromance also ? my promax seems to be workig well in year two ,,im gonna buy 1 more reel id like to get the silvermax but its not ppular choice ,,will these maxc reels just not last ?

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I have two of the silver maxes and i absolutely love them. They cast light baits miles and are extremely smooth. I fished the heck out of them last year and they are still in perfect working condition. so far no complaints at all. for that price i don't believe there is a better reel, especially if you need a rod too, go to dicks and they have a combo of the reel and rod for 60 with a $20 mail in rebate. also, you can print a spend 50 get 10 off so it ends up being 30 for both the rod and reel. Highly recommend it!

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The one piece frames just keep all the parts aligned better when the reel is under stress.

2x - the one-piece metal frame is much stronger as compared to frames that are pieced/mated together. Graphite frames are typically lighter and hold up pretty well but do not hold up to stresses as well as a solid metal frame.

A couple of my saltwater spinning reels are graphite frames; little lighter and feel nice. They were also a little less expensive.

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thx andamtoft say you have the silvermax,, what is the drag power or have you caught any big fish i want this to put on a carolina rig rod and ill do some style of flipping or pitching with braid on it i figure in thast application the line and rod fight the fish,,, i already know from the promax i have the max series reels cast farther than just about any reel at all,,,im only concerned about the drag i had a blackmax and caught several 3-5lb fish on it with no trouble at all,,,,anf the promax can horse them is as well ,,,guess i shouldnt let price deterine my choices as these max reels have worked flawlessly

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yeah i caught many in the 2-3 pound range like it was nothing and even a couple near that 5 pound range with out the slightest of problems.

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A couple of my saltwater spinning reels are graphite frames; little lighter and feel nice. They were also a little less expensive.

EJ, they haven't disintegrated yet?  :)

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A couple of my saltwater spinning reels are graphite frames; little lighter and feel nice. They were also a little less expensive.

EJ, they haven't disintegrated yet? :)

;D

LOL - no. they are still hanging in there. When they do fall apart though I am only out $40. They are the Cabela's Salt Strikers. Not a bad deal, IMHO. Given that I am in the surf a dozen times a year though I expect them to last another season or two.....

Truthfully though, they have really held up well. With my gear I am pretty gentle and use utmost care. However, when it comes to the surf, I am pretty rough. I am the one you see out there up to my waist/chest heaving out to the breaks - when I am casting only and not casting and watching a bottom rigged pole in a sand spike as well.

Needless to say, when I come back after casting in the surf the reels are nasty. Wash them off real well, put a little hot sauce/lube on them and good as new. Highly recommend. I have been using one of the 3000's on a spinning rod and is doing well.

Eddie

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...do they just last longer or is it performance also?

yes, it is both. one-piece aluminum frames stay rigid and hold the gears in perfect alignment, especially under load, and will always feel solid. i have a promax (actually, a very nice reel!) but after a few hours of fishing, it gets a little noisy and isn't as smooth. you'll still catch fish regardless.

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