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Which NFC x-ray blank is closest to nrx 852?
Posted by: Tejas Patel (---)
Date: January 06, 2021 05:05PM

Hi everyone, hoping somebody can help me out with a question as I'm new to rod tip and butt measurements and how they relate to the overall rod power. I'm trying to build a custom rod using a North fork composites x-ray blank. I'm trying to get it similar to the power, action, and sensitivity of the Loomis NRX 852 spinning rod. If anyone can point me to the right model, that would be greatly appreciated. It seems like the power ratings and lure weight ratings on the NFC website don't seem to make any sense when you compare them to the tip and butt measurements. Thanks.

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Re: Which NFC x-ray blank is closest to nrx 852?
Posted by: Russell Brunt (---.lightspeed.miamfl.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 06, 2021 08:23PM

I have never felt the NRX 852. Since nobody has answered, and I bought some NFC blanks recently, I'll suggest the Xray SJ-732-1. I have not built it yet but my initial impressions were a medium light power, 1/4" to 5/8" oz, 8-14# range. It is more powerful than the Xray SJ-703-1 despite what NFC says on their website.

Russ in Hollywood, FL.

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Re: Which NFC x-ray blank is closest to nrx 852?
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: January 06, 2021 08:27PM

That's because the tip and butt diameters don't mean much, you can have a large diameter butt rod with a thin wall, and a small diameter thick wall rod that has the same characteristics in all ways except weight, the small diameter blank will weigh more because it will need more graphite to get the same power.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/06/2021 09:13PM by Spencer Phipps.

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Re: Which NFC x-ray blank is closest to nrx 852?
Posted by: Jordan Smith (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: January 07, 2021 12:14AM

I recently ordered a NFC SJ732 in hopes of building a rod with similar characteristics to a G Loomis 852. I have not received my order yet, but I can let you know more when it arrives if you're interested.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/07/2021 12:16AM by Jordan Smith.

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Re: Which NFC x-ray blank is closest to nrx 852?
Posted by: Tejas Patel (73.7.216.---)
Date: January 07, 2021 08:29AM

That would be great, Jordan, if you could provide an update. Thanks all for the replies.

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Re: Which NFC x-ray blank is closest to nrx 852?
Posted by: Peter Yawn (---.mpls.qwest.net)
Date: January 07, 2021 12:30PM

I have an NRX 852S and built an xray MB 733. I can tell you the nrx is significantly faster and more powerful than the xray. I know this doesn't give you an answer, but at least helps with which blank is not the answer. It is a bit annoying that the power numbers from North Fork don't mean much even within the same line of blanks.

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Re: Which NFC x-ray blank is closest to nrx 852?
Posted by: Ross Montgomery (---.ipv6.telus.net)
Date: January 07, 2021 05:14PM

I have the glx852c and the X-ray 732 is the closest match by far. The 732 has a softer tip and faster action which compares to the other nrx rods I have.

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Re: Which NFC x-ray blank is closest to nrx 852?
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: January 07, 2021 05:40PM

What's the intrinsic power and action angle of the NRX 852? If we know these numbers maybe a close match could be found. Without these numbers you are just guessing.
Norm

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Re: Which NFC x-ray blank is closest to nrx 852?
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: January 08, 2021 06:18AM

If I was in love with a rod and I couldn't get a blank, I'd just buy the rod.

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Re: Which NFC x-ray blank is closest to nrx 852?
Posted by: Dean Veltman (74.119.146.---)
Date: January 08, 2021 07:57PM

I think this is the most confusing part of NFC.

I think the sj732 is a medium light finesse lure type rod and find the mb 733 more of a medium power rod.

I have a X-ray 703 blank but have not built it yet, feeling like a finesse rod though too.

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Re: Which NFC x-ray blank is closest to nrx 852?
Posted by: Russell Brunt (---.lightspeed.miamfl.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 09, 2021 03:41AM

I agree Dean. My SJ 732 is clearly more powerful than my SJ 703.

You have someone here that measured the SJ 703 at 343 gram and 73AA and another guy that measured 440 grams and 69AA. Did they even get the same blank?

Russ in Hollywood, FL.

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Re: Which NFC x-ray blank is closest to nrx 852?
Posted by: Ross Montgomery (---.ipv6.telus.net)
Date: January 09, 2021 09:25PM

I have purchased 3 of the sj703. Two of them matched the specs listed on site and the third is way different. I’ve had that happen a couple of times now from nfc. But for the sale price they still made good rods

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Re: Which NFC x-ray blank is closest to nrx 852?
Posted by: Russell Brunt (---.lightspeed.miamfl.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 10, 2021 11:20AM

Ross, what would rate the SJ703 at? NFC calls it 8-14#, 1/4-3/4 ounce. What I have is not that powerful in my opinion. Just trying to figure out if I actually have a SJ703!

Russ in Hollywood, FL.

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Re: Which NFC x-ray blank is closest to nrx 852?
Posted by: Ross Montgomery (---.bchsia.telus.net)
Date: January 11, 2021 08:11PM

By specs, I meant the tip and butt diameters, and weight. They totally are not a 1/4 to 3/4 oz blank. It’s definitely a medium light and tops out at 1/2 oz. They need to start getting better accuracy at their rod ratings, checking their consistency, and sending out mislabeled product. I like their blanks and they are a bargain at the sale prices but I think I’ll take a rest on them until they figure that stuff out.

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Re: Which NFC x-ray blank is closest to nrx 852?
Posted by: David Baylor (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: January 14, 2021 04:58PM

Ross, if you're comparing the blanks feel to other blanks or rods, that's one thing. But as Spencer said earlier, you can't base it off of tip size and butt diameter unless you know for a fact that the blank's wall thicknesses are the same, and that they use the same material in the same parts of the blank.

Even the weight of a blank can be misleading. Not all high powered blanks are heavy, and not all light powered blanks are light.

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Re: Which NFC x-ray blank is closest to nrx 852?
Posted by: Russell Brunt (---.lightspeed.miamfl.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 14, 2021 06:23PM

David, he was answering my question. It was basically about trying to know what you got from NFC.

For example I'd wager your MB-736 are actually SJ-736.

Now that is only important when you want to buy the same blank later.....or if you are comparing blanks and it turns out you guys don't have the same blank....even though you both ordered the same model#:)

Russ in Hollywood, FL.

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