A $20 difference is more than a “slight” underestimation. If I had a long standing working relationship with my suppliers I would beat them up over the price before I beat up my customers for a $20 hike. I would think that prior to your last rev, and moving into production procurement, should have had a blanket order for at least the year to keep the cost competitive. I know raw material hasen’t seen that much of a jump in the time you have started producing these.As of Jan. 1, the price on all Tern models has increased by $20. We slightly underestimated our materials cost and have had to adjust accordingly.
A $20 difference is more than a “slight” underestimation. If I had a long standing working relationship with my suppliers I would beat them up over the price before I beat up my customers for a $20 hike. I would think that prior to your last rev, and moving into production procurement, should have had a blanket order for at least the year to keep the cost competitive. I know raw material hasen’t seen that much of a jump in the time you have started producing these.
Based purely on looks the Saltiga is the best-looking high-end real.
The Tiburon clamp for the Valiant fits the Tern. I do not have official info yet, but keep an eye out here as there will be more info regarding another clamp soon.I think that's just based on individual preference. I have both Saltiga/Trini's and personally think the Trini A series look the best. The Saltiga's are the smoothest to me. Like butter. Casting those reels is amazing. I use them more than the Trini's.
Just picked up a Tern 300X last week. It's a great reel for the price point. Not in the same class as the Trini's or Saltiga's. More comparable to the Okuma Tesoro, Torium HG, or Daiwa Saltist lines. I'll use it this season with an open mind. One thing that's a definite plus is its sizes. Much lighter and smaller than most counterparts. One negative off the bat is the clamp. It leaves a lot to be desired. And there isn't a tiburon clamp available at the moment for them. Hope that changes soon.
One important clarification on the price increase is that it only applies to reels ordered after Jan. 1. By this I mean the dealer order with us had to take place before Jan 1. For example, a lefty reel that was ordered by a dealer in December but has not been shipped yet, is still subject to the original price, but the same reel ordered by the dealer in February will be subject to the price increase. Thank you for the feedback on the exterior texture of the Tern! It is a signature of our CVX construction but we always appreciate all feedback.
Thank you all for the feedback! It is all read and discussed. As for the Tiburon clamp, I now have official word! We are now selling an all silver Tiburon clamp to match the Tern! Give us a call and we can get your order going.
Currently we are totally booked up making reels and our production is 100% focused on delivering our existing products. Tiburon makes a fantastic product and we have a great relationship with them. We are carrying the Tiburon clamp to give Accurate customers a great option for a clamp other than the stock one right now because we could not build one without disrupting our current reel production.This is the type of stuff that makes me question things accurate does. Why would you even consider the tiburon clamp? You have the capability to make something better and universal to compete or even blow the tiburon clamp out of the water. They have no real competition right now. I’m sure you mechanical designer and/or engineers could spend 40hrs and come up with a complete file for a new clamp. Unless they are bogged down with committees or BS meetings. You can even change the industry by using a magnesium alloy that is lighter than aluminum and is just as strong. Give it some cool PVD coating . Do something other than just slapping your name on an already existing product. I’m sure you already have the material and hardware suppliers. I just don’t get it. You’re not a huge corporation that moves super slow. I’m willing to even lend my time for FREE if you need to breathe some life into your R&D.