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I saw one of these in a tackle shop today, seemed like a heckava nice rod for $50 bucks. They had a 6'6" medium and a 6'6" medium heavy. The medium heavy seemed a little tip-heavy but the medium was really lightweight and seemed well balanced. It actually felt lighter in weight than the Vendetta. Anybody bought one yet?

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Ordered one from T.W. Sent it back,the eyes were put on off center.

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Abu Garcia Vendetta seems decent, and only 20 bucks more. Might give that a shot.

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The Vendetta fell apart after 3 days of jig fishing with only 30 pound braid. (Reel seat broke off LOL). I bet the Vengeance wouldn't last a day. It's the first bad Abu product I have bought and I understand why they were not used in the Classic.

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agree with Tin right there. I bought a vendetta back in march, and went out few times. The rod tip broke off when I tried to set the hook.

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I bought a spinning one in 7' M last year at the end of the season.  I bought it to use as a stick bait rod.  They tend to run a little heavier that the ratings.  For example I would really like to classify mine as more of a medium heavy.  The pole is pretty decent and I only use it for stick baits and light cranks.  I have only used it a handful of times but it seems to be a decent rod for the price.  I will say I don't like the foam, it marks and cuts a little too easy.

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The Vendetta fell apart after 3 days of jig fishing with only 30 pound braid. (Reel seat broke off LOL). I bet the Vengeance wouldn't last a day. It's the first bad Abu product I have bought and I understand why they were not used in the Classic.

I've been using my Vendetta rods for about 6 months with no problems whatsoever.  Did you send yours back under the warranty coverage?

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agree with Tin right there. I bought a vendetta back in march, and went out few times. The rod tip broke off when I tried to set the hook.

That's the first time I've heard of that happening with a Vendetta.  Try googling "Cumara broken tip" or "Crucial broken tip"  both provide a wealth of reading material!

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Not yet. I really liked the rod and it was the first time I have had an issue with a Abu product. It just seems like the reel seat was super glued on and after winching in some fish it became loose and eventually broke. Whatever, worth the gamble and hoping of finding another good cheap rod.

I still love my Revo's. Just by looking at the rod I didn't think it would hold up like I wanted it to. The specs were all good on it, it was a 7' H and I was just planning on using it for pitching jigs.

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agree with Tin right there. I bought a vendetta back in march, and went out few times. The rod tip broke off when I tried to set the hook.

That's the first time I've heard of that happening with a Vendetta. Try googling "Cumara broken tip" or "Crucial broken tip" both provide a wealth of reading material!

I did exchange for a new Vendetta, and no problem with it right now.

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That's the first time I've heard of that happening with a Vendetta. Try googling "Cumara broken tip" or "Crucial broken tip" both provide a wealth of reading material!

I did a google search as you suggested for the Cumara. I wouldn't call it a "wealth of reading material". The 4th result was this thread...

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That's the first time I've heard of that happening with a Vendetta. Try googling "Cumara broken tip" or "Crucial broken tip" both provide a wealth of reading material!

I did a google search as you suggested for the Cumara. I wouldn't call it a "wealth of reading material". The 4th result was this thread...

This was 3rd in my search with a whole bunch more pages bringing up the rear.

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Yep. With the majority of them having little or nothing to do with Cumaras and broken tips.

When doing a similar search for "shoe broken tip", google came up with 5 million hits....can put just about anything in google and come up with a million+ hits that have absolutley nothing to do with the information you are looking for.

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Yep. With the majority of them having little or nothing to do with Cumaras and broken tips.

When doing a similar search for "shoe broken tip", google came up with 5 million hits....can put just about anything in google and come up with a million+ hits that have absolutley nothing to do with the information you are looking for.

But a whole lot more than for Vendetta broken tips.  More complaints about the Cumura and Crucial

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The Vendetta is new. Cumaras and Crucial not so much. It is a silly comparison either way.

Since you brought it up, a google search for "vendetta broken tip" had over 3 million hits. "Cumara broken tip" has 881. 

Are you trying to say the Vendettas are better than the Cumaras?

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The Vendetta is new. Cumaras and Crucial not so much. It is a silly comparison either way.

Since you brought it up, a google search for "vendetta broken tip" had over 3 million hits. "Cumara broken tip" has 881.

Are you trying to say the Vendettas are better than the Cumaras?

Yet none of the Vendetta's referred to Vendetta rods, oh, except the Bass Resource thread, this one.  Am I trying to say it?  No, the proof is in the google!  ;D

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Lets give it 2 years and see what people think of it then. By that time their warranty will be up and will be out of luck if they run into any problems.

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Lets give it 2 years and see what people think of it then. By that time their warranty will be up and will be out of luck if they run into any problems.

The rods have a 3 year warranty, most manufacturer's defects become apparent within that time, in which case it's covered.  Unless of course you're the type of person who would cheat on a warranty claim by sending something back that was stepped on or closed in a door or eaten by the dog.

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Well, this topic is going the wrong direction...

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Well, this topic is going the wrong direction...

I have noticed it happens on certain manufacturer threads.  Well, when a certain manufacturer's products are questioned as to their quality.

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It is more a problem with people giving misinformation than anything. Giving the impression that the Vendetta is better than a Cumara due to tip breakage problems is flat out false.

People come here for purchase questions and a lot use this site exclusively when making a decision on what rod to purchase. They should be given the truth not infomercial like claims by people trying to push a product that they purchased.

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I have the 7' H and it's been fine so far. Only used it 2 or 3 times though. Its decent but nothing special, but seems pretty good for 50 bucks. Nothing worth fighting over. :)

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