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Old 11-30-2020, 05:14 PM
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One of my huge peeves is spinning reels that you have to unscrew the handle to get it to fold as my rod locker is tight it is a pain in the a-s. My older Stradics have a button you just push and the handle folds right up.
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Old 11-30-2020, 05:24 PM
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One of my huge peeves is spinning reels that you have to unscrew the handle to get it to fold as my rod locker is tight it is a pain in the a-s. My older Stradics have a button you just push and the handle folds right up.
That plastic button to push is not a stable design and cheap for that matter. A folding handle also gets loose as it ages. That pin that folds the 2 piece handle wears down and become less perfect of a fit over time. Now with Daiwa and Shimano, the one piece handle will age much better. No more loosey goosey feel as it gets long in the tooth.
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That plastic button to push is not a stable design and cheap for that matter. A folding handle also gets loose as it ages. That pin that folds the 2 piece handle wears down and become less perfect of a fit over time. Now with Daiwa and Shimano, the one piece handle will age much better. No more loosey goosey feel as it gets long in the tooth.
Exactly ^^^^
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Old 11-30-2020, 08:38 PM
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costs. Just like loosing the spare spool that came with almost every reel 20 years ago.
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Old 12-01-2020, 09:13 AM
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That plastic button to push is not a stable design and cheap for that matter. A folding handle also gets loose as it ages. That pin that folds the 2 piece handle wears down and become less perfect of a fit over time. Now with Daiwa and Shimano, the one piece handle will age much better. No more loosey goosey feel as it gets long in the tooth.
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It has nothing to do with cost. It's all about engineering and building a better reel.

The old handles with the plastic button or with a pass through shaft and a bolt on the the other end were very prone to failure and wear. So either your handle broke, or it just got loose and "sloppy" over time.

The new thread on design not only eliminates any chance of breaking or wear, it creates a much more solid connection between the handle and the reel body. There is ZERO play in the handle, and that's a big part of improving the overall feel and function of the reel. I personally love the new design, I can't imagine wanting to go back to the floppy handles and plastic screw caps of old.

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Old 12-02-2020, 07:44 AM
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Many reels having a turn around handle also possess a higher-than-I-like degree of sloppiness. It is ludicrous to design a product with tight gearing tolerances, which aids in detecting light bites, and then include a loose(even when tightened) handle which negates the desired "feel".

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I am talking the old Stradics mine are all metal push in a metal lever and the handle folds. I must be missing something fishing with a spinning reel as the only time I am reeling is on a slack line using the rod to move jigs or Bladebaits and reeling up. I don`t believe I reel straight in on any presentation using a spinning reel, if fishing cranks or spinners I use baitcasters, but that is me.
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Old 12-03-2020, 11:37 AM
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I am talking the old Stradics mine are all metal push in a metal lever and the handle folds.
I know exactly what you were talking about. My comments are exactly as they should be. It is an unstable, prone to breakage and wears out and feels sloppy over time.
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That foldy handle doesn't compare to the handle being made now. The new design is miles ahead.
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That foldy handle doesn't compare to the handle being made now. The new design is miles ahead.
Correct, most of the mid to higher end handles are now one piece screw-in like the example you have shown...way better!
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