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SiC or NanoPlasma?
Posted by: Jonathan Merkel (---.sc.shawcable.net)
Date: March 07, 2019 10:34PM

Just wondering what some of the pros and cons are of each insert. Is NanoPlasma harder than SiC? How does the friction compare? Thanks.

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Re: SiC or NanoPlasma?
Posted by: John Keough (---.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net)
Date: March 08, 2019 06:37AM

They will both perform well, I would go with the NanoPlasma, because of the look. They look different, you or I might be able to tell a difference between sic and alconite, but a customer may not. As far as friction goes, I don't think it would be easy to tell the difference. They are both coated and should be bulletproof against braid.

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Re: SiC or NanoPlasma?
Posted by: Jim Ising (---.dthn.centurylink.net)
Date: March 08, 2019 09:45AM

SiC and ALCONITE are not coated. They are solid, highly-polished ceramics. Through and through.

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Re: SiC or NanoPlasma?
Posted by: herb canter (---.atmc.net)
Date: March 08, 2019 02:25PM

I know there are charts that show the hardness of different ceramic ring materials but none that i have seen have Nano Plasma listed . Very difficult to find any "Real" info on Nano Plasma rings . The biggest indicator to me about the Nano Plasma rings is the cost is only slightly higher than regular Nanolite , if it was a vastly superior ceramic that wouldn't be the case . Seems to me it's mostly about aesthetics .


Here is what the claim is :

"The Plasma deposition ring gives you a near zero coefficient of friction extending line life while increasing hardness"

It's a regular NanoLite ring ( Would like to see specifics on Nanolite ) with rounded ID’s and a new PVD Titanium Nitride or Titanium Oxide coating.


Titanium and Oxide coatings are nothing new , been around a long time .

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Re: SiC or NanoPlasma?
Posted by: Jonathan Merkel (---.sc.shawcable.net)
Date: March 09, 2019 02:04AM

Alrighty, thanks for the replies. The lack of information that you mentioned is the exact reason that I posted here. I knew some of you fine folks would be able to shed some light on this for me. I'll just stick with good ol' SiC. Thanks again, and happy fishing!

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Re: SiC or NanoPlasma?
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 09, 2019 11:29AM

Sic has a Vicker hardness of about 2200-2400 and Nanolte has a hardness of about 1800. So Sic is harder. However, both are overkill as far as hardness is concerned, since neither will ever groove under normal fishing conditions.
Norm

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Re: SiC or NanoPlasma?
Posted by: herb canter (---.atmc.net)
Date: March 09, 2019 03:37PM

Can never go wrong with Sic , i really like the slim ring versions . I have seen a lot of conflicting info between Sic and Torzite and have serious doubts to whether Torzite is a far superior ring material , it's certainly priced like it is but some info even by Fuji themselves seems to indicate the hardness level is NOT above that of Sic but it's polish and durability is .

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Re: SiC or NanoPlasma?
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 09, 2019 04:27PM

Sic rings are harder, however, Torzite rings are lighter, stronger, and smoother than Sic rings, or any other ring material for that matter.
[ctsfishing.zendesk.com]
Norm

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Re: SiC or NanoPlasma?
Posted by: herb canter (---.atmc.net)
Date: March 09, 2019 04:44PM

I saw and read that CTS info a few weeks back , good info . Now the question that people want to know , are Torzites worth the extra $$$ and that is not a question that can really be answered because the attributes that Torzite has advantages in will be attractive to some and not so attractive to others.

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Re: SiC or NanoPlasma?
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 09, 2019 05:36PM

I don’t think either Sic or Torzite are worth the extra money for most freshwater or light inshore rods. I use mostly Alconite with the corrosion control frames., but if you want Titanium guides you have to move up. I miss the Alconite Titanium guides.
Norm

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