Wednesday, October 10, 2007

STUDIO Ocean Mark Custom Spool ST6500VII

I got hook-up with this spool because of Pak Adhek of Bali recommendation. He likes the smoothness of the drag and it is comparable with Smoooooth Carbontex drag. Found this spool at Sabre Tackle KL. Been searching high & low at every tackleshop in KL. Others only have the 6000 series. Kamarul got the red version, so got myself the blue version. First thing that i inspected is the drag material. Eehmmm, not carbon but some kind of white teflon and it it "DRY" (not greased). 

For the record, I'm very impressed with the original Daiwa spool, in term of corrosion resistance. But i've never test/tried with Studio Ocean Mark's spool. Better ask Kamarul about it coz i think he never despooled his lines after fishing trip.

Below is what i gather from Studio Ocean Mark :

Trade Name: STUDIO Ocean Mark Custom Spool ST6500VII
Conformity Model: Z6500DF, EXP6500, Z6000GT, Z6000, Z5000
Weight: 135gram
Max Drag: 18kg
Washer Finishing: Sanding
GreaseType: Hard
Capacity: PE5-500m (max 530m), PE6-400m (max 430m), PE8-300m (max 340m) PE size based on YGK powerHunter line
Translated:  About drag MAX":  It is the value where drag MAX screwed drag all the way by the hand, at the maximum spool capacity measured.  With actually use it is the operation range where the 30~70% of drag MAX is smooth.

The box

The box label

Nice blue color.  Matched with DF.  Looks custom!!!

Close-up the model name.

Spool lip

Noted the grease is not there at the first place.

Inside the spool.  Note the "dryness" of the "teflon drag material.

Comparison with the "original I'ze Factory Daiwa" spare spool.

Notice something is not there???

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