Discussion thread for PENN 50VISX

Discussion in 'World Of PENN' started by tunanorth, May 19, 2017.

  1. Bodine33

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    So will the 80 have more line capacity? I wonder if the older models will drop in price?
     
  2. tunanorth

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    Listed line capacity for 80VISW will be 965/100 mono or 2235/200 braid.
    Any price reductions on the current models will be up to the individual dealers.
     
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    Can you please explain? Thanks.

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    From Alan Tani site re: Torque LD...
    "Penn: This is a “pull” system. All pull systems have two bearings that are loaded axially. Regular ball bearings don’t carry axial loading very well so they must be sized larger than expected. The axially loaded bearings in the LD2 reels are the thrust bearing on the left side of the reel as well as the radial ball bearing located in the right side plate. We used the thrust bearing in the left side so spool bearings could be kept small for excellent free spool. There is plenty of room for a larger bearing in the right side plate so there we used a traditional radial bearing."

    Not sure what the pros and cons of "push" vs "pull" drag systems are. Maybe someone can chime in on why this new VISX has the "pull" design on most models. Cheers...
     
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    You may have answered your own question with the info from Alan's site.
    If the pull system results in better freespool (if I'm reading that right), perhaps they used that system in the smaller sizes of the VI reels since those are the ones most likely to be used for casting.
    At least that's what I'm guessing.
     
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    Thanks for the explanation!

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    I am in the market for a 30W reel at the moment, but I may have to wait. I had been trying to decide between a Makaira 30 and an Avet 30W. Any more details that can be provided on the 30VISX? Line capacity, weight, drag, gear ratios, IPT hi/lo? Thanks
     
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    30VISX:
    440/50 mono or 750/130 braid.
    53 ounces
    Max drag 55 pounds.
    4.1-1/1.4-1 [41/14 IPT]
     
  9. Locke N Load

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    Awesome! Thank you. When is the release date? :)
     
  10. tunanorth

    tunanorth I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Starts to ship mid-late September, so call it October 1 at your favorite store or website.
     
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    I can picture the sailfish under kite scenario. Gather line like mad after it pulls from the clip.
    What's the advantage with kings?

    Jack
     
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    The same...
     
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    Correct; think wahoo but a little smaller on average, using live bait, small hooks, and light line. Fish zipping off for 200 yards at high speed needs perfectly smooth drag, suddenly zags for 200 yards the other direction, requiring a super speedy reel to catch up to the fish. Not a lot of power required, but flawless drag and extreme speed both a must.
     
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    Thanks for the explanation. It's hard sometimes hard to imagine the fishing situations in other places. Here by the bay it's pulling up halibut from 11 feet of stained water in a howling wind at Berkley Flats lately.
     
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    I'm interested in the new weight for the 12 and 16 VISX. Also, will both reels have the trolling clip receptacles on top so they can be used to troll?

    Thanks for your patience in providing all this information.
     
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    What is the max drag on the 16visx?
     
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    12VISX=32 ounces [12VSX was 34 ounces]
    16VISX=36 ounces [16VSX was 41 ounces]
    So far I have only had "prototype test models", but both the 12VISX and 16VISX had "lugs and plugs" included with them. I set them both up [for myself] with plugs in the holes, but noticed after loaning them to Ken Corwin, he had set them up with just one lug [left side].
    Don't remember what the final decision was, but I think smaller sizes will be shipped with plugs installed [lugs in a baggie], and size 20-up will be shipped with lugs installed [plugs in a baggie].
     
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    16VISX max drag= 45 pounds [16VSX was 42 pounds].
     
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    I'm in! Make mine silver
     
  20. Mr GreenJeans

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    So the max drag for the 16VISX is 45# and for the 12VISX it is 40#. Do you also have numbers for max strike drag? Thanks.
     

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