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As hated as the Quantum brand gets here...it sure seems to perform fine for the pros who use them.

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As hated as the Quantum brand gets here...it sure seems to perform fine for the pros who use them.

x2

:)

A-Jay

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what you don't know is how many times KVD switches out his rods and reels-- that is fine if you get them for free, but if you have to buy them that can get a little expensive :'(

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Although I use Shimanos, when you are fishing with a $280 Quantum you can't go wrong, which is what KVD is given.

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As hated as the Quantum brand gets here...it sure seems to perform fine for the pros who use them.

It doesn't matter how they perform as long as he can get as many replacements as he needs.

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Has anyone actually had a Quantum fail? I use them along with Shimano and Diawa but I never had one fail. Of course I am a weekend warrior only. If so what failed?

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If you have a friend at any of the major retailers,

ask what is returned the most. Repair, exchange

or return. I don't think the numbers will surprise you.

8-)

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give me a few million and ill use a zebco on an ugly stick :)

This would hold water except where talking KVD here. He could use whatever brand he wants, be sponsored by any company on the planet and yet he choses Quantum. In fact I am willing to bet he's been offered more by other companies and has turned them down.

I use and have used and is all I use now, Quantum reels for over 15 years and have only had one problem on one reel thats over 10 years old. To counter that I also use to have 3 Shimano's of which two bit the dust the first year I had them.

For rods I mainly use G-Loomis Rods, however I do have a few Quantum Tour PT rods and have beat the heck out of them and there still kicking. The 6"10 heavy action rod I own is the toughest rod I have ever owned. It's also one of the most sensitive rods I have ever used and believe it or not I per-fur to use it for pitching jigs and worms over any of the twenty G-Loomis rods I own. It may not be as light as a G-Loomis, but it's not that much heavier, but that's the only thing the Loomis has over it. Not to mention the hook sets I have put on this rod with 40lb plus braid locked down would send that Loomis cracking into a million pieces, the quantum just laughs and says "is that all u got". In fact if I would have known what I know now, I would have 20 Quantum's Tour PT's and a few Loomis rods instead of the other way around.

All can bash Quantum all they want, but while you bash them I will be bringing in the hawgs with them.

Sorry for the rant all. it just gets my goat how closed minded people are some times. I understand brand loyalty and all, but just bashing a product just to bash it drives me nuts sometimes. All companies have a few lemons, my example of Shimano proves that, I know they make good stuff even though I had a couple lemons.

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If you have a friend at any of the major retailers,

ask what is returned the most. Repair, exchange

or return. I don't think the numbers will surprise you.

8-)

Those numbers vary greatly from one series to another. Total returns on the Kinetic casting reel for example run between 7 & 8 percent of total sales. That includes defectives, bad gifts, didn't like, etc. The Citica in comparison runs just under 6 percent.

Those are pretty recent stats from a company that clears returns nationally.

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Sorry for the rant all. it just gets my goat how closed minded people are some times.

Don't let it go to you.  BR has, and will always have, a herd mentality when it comes to piling on for or against a product.  Try to rise above the noise.

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I know what rod and reel it was. I should of specified the question. Sorry. Does anyone know what length, action, tip, etc...?

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KVD is KVD. The guy is a fishing machine. He used what fit him for the technique at the clasic. Albeit a rod and reel made for him. But when you are that good......

FWIW KVD had a $250+ Baitcaster with his name on it. Jeff Kriet I believe was throwing a Curado E7. I didnt see a reel sponsor for him. ::)

I was wrong.  Looking at photos it was Faircloth with the Curado. Kriet had the Revo looking reel.

Point is Sponsor money dictates alot of what those guys will throw.

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I like my tour PT more than any shimano I own, I think my energy is on par with my e7. I love my pro qualifiers and Pro lites, I will be going to those almost exclusively!

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I would guess it was the 7'10 MH KVD Cranking Rod and the new Quantum Energy reel 5.1 ratio thats just a guess but thats his normal lipless setup.  On another note I used Quantum 1310's an a Wal Mart Quantum rods for years put the 10 lbs on the wall with these setups dont really know why I changed several years ago these old rods and reels served me well, but I also use Vicious Line and find it works well for me too guess I am different :)

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I per-fur to use it for pitching jigs and worms over any of the twenty G-Loomis rods I own.

if you have twenty g loomis rods, how about sending me a few!   :)

i fish with combos costing less than $90 and ur fishing with some exxxpensive rods!!

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...I per-fur to use it...

You're kidding, right?

Oops!

There goes any credibility even if we overlook

the screen name...Everyone has their favorite

brand, but you're going to be called on silly

statements. Anyone who actually owns G.Loomis

knows that those comments are ridiculous.

::)

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...I per-fur to use it...

You're kidding, right?

Oops!

There goes any credibility even if we overlook

the screen name...Everyone has their favorite

brand, but you're going to be called on silly

statements. Anyone who actually owns G.Loomis

knows that those comments are ridiculous.

::(

Hmmm.....For the sake of credibility roadwarrior how long have you owned and used your Quantum Tour PT rod? And when using it for pitching jigs and worms, what was it exactly you didn't like that made you choose the G.Loomis rod over it for this technique? Just wondering?

Maybe TourPT just likes this rod for this technique for the reasons he stated. For HIM it just may work better.

But...questioning a mans credibility because he chooses to use a different rod than you for a certain technique is not a fair statement.

ooo..aaa Oops! I forgot if someone isn't using a $500-$800 combo they can't catch bass anyway. :)

What was I thinking. ::)

Never mind :)

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We are questioning his credibility because of the way he spells prefer. How can we take someone's opinion seriously when they use a hyphen in that word?

I have a hard time taking anyone seriously that doesn't punctuate, use capitals, or form sentences correctly. I mean, we all read these posts several times. If you aren't sure you spelled per-fur correctly by looking at the red lines under it, at least go look it up or ask someone and come back to correct it. I get frustrated trying to read things like that.

If you intend to sound educated on a subject, you should be able to show some command of spelling, punctuation and sentence formation if you are going to write on the internet.

By the way, Turtle, there should be a comma after roadwarrior in the first sentence. You also should not start a sentence with "And."

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[quote 

Oops!

There goes any credibility even if we overlook

the screen name...Everyone has their favorite

brand, but you're going to be called on silly

statements. Anyone who actually owns G.Loomis

knows that those comments are ridiculous.

::)

   First off, I was asking roadwarrior an honest question.

   Second, Maybe you should reread his post. He said nothing about spelling or punctuation at all. He was referring To(I do believe) In the differences in the two rods,and I wanted his honest opinion on them both.

   Third,("And" you've got to be kidding) If all you got is,"And" and a "comma" out of my post I can live with that . I am not here to impress anyone with my writing skills.(sorry) But thank you Nine Miler for pointing that out. No hard feeling and I hope you enjoy the rest of you evening.

   

   Now lets get back on topic about these Tour PT rods.  :(

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The only quantum that has ever failed me was a 20+ year old ultra light underspin reel when the trigger itself recently broke. Otherwise I know plenty of people that have bought new or had their quantum gear for a long time with no problems (mostly weekend warrior types).

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