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If you are not first, you're last - Ricky Bobby
Posted by: Aleks Maslov (Moderator)
Date: June 28, 2022 08:13PM

As we get closer to ICAST, we will start releasing new products - to the Rodbuilding.org community first, and at the ICAST new product showcase second. (Not the other way around) We want you, the rod builder to see and hear about new products here first.

New Carbon Fiber Reelseats - available right after ICAST. Size 16, weighing sub 10 grams, with a cut away to allow a finger on the blank:




Thanks for looking,

Aleks

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Re: If you are not first, you're last - Ricky Bobby
Posted by: John Nesse (---)
Date: June 29, 2022 12:31PM

Looks great! Are you doing any spinning reel seats? I'd love to see one in the VSS style!

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Re: If you are not first, you're last - Ricky Bobby
Posted by: Michael Ward (---)
Date: June 29, 2022 01:46PM

Will these beautiful fit to blank? If so what range of sizes?

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Re: If you are not first, you're last - Ricky Bobby
Posted by: Joe Vanfossen (---.neo.res.rr.com)
Date: June 29, 2022 02:30PM

If they come in a variety of I.D.'s to match up to blank O.D.'s, "let's shake and bake!" If they only come in 1 I.D. and require an inner sleeve that adds 1-3 additional glue joints and shim material, then I will never say "I love crepes."

There are so many interesting reel seat designs that have been brought to market in recent years that require an inner sleeve completely negating the purpose of the cutouts in the seat.

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Re: If you are not first, you're last - Ricky Bobby
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.44.66.72.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: June 29, 2022 09:05PM

Are they fitted throughout the entire length?

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Re: If you are not first, you're last - Ricky Bobby
Posted by: Aleks Maslov (Moderator)
Date: June 30, 2022 12:21AM

Lynn,

They are not, the cutout is sized for a 16mm blank (barrel too) the back part of the grip is open and will take a grip with a tenon.

Best,
Aleks

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Re: If you are not first, you're last - Ricky Bobby
Posted by: Joe Henary (---)
Date: October 17, 2022 01:53PM

So whatever happened to these? Were they released? I've checked the NFC website, Edge Rods website, Google search...

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Re: If you are not first, you're last - Ricky Bobby
Posted by: Stan Daubinawski (---.sub-174-192-146.myvzw.com)
Date: October 17, 2022 01:59PM

I was looking for these as well

Along with the Android Version of the Rod Building App

Thanks

Stan

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Re: If you are not first, you're last - Ricky Bobby
Posted by: Matt Ruggie (---)
Date: October 17, 2022 04:04PM

Joe Vanfossen Wrote:
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> If they come in a variety of I.D.'s to match up to
> blank O.D.'s, "let's shake and bake!" If they
> only come in 1 I.D. and require an inner sleeve
> that adds 1-3 additional glue joints and shim
> material, then I will never say "I love crepes."
>
> There are so many interesting reel seat designs
> that have been brought to market in recent years
> that require an inner sleeve completely negating
> the purpose of the cutouts in the seat.

exactly my thoughts. another reel seat i wont consider cause its not fit to blank. im down to my last 2 forecast ecs style soft touch seats from batson. i guess ill be trying the alps mvt after that

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Re: If you are not first, you're last - Ricky Bobby
Posted by: Thomas Kaufmann (---)
Date: October 17, 2022 10:36PM

Please make these in a style similar to the ECSM

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Re: If you are not first, you're last - Ricky Bobby
Posted by: David Baylor (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: October 18, 2022 07:32AM

The Alps MVT casting reel seat is awesome. Beautiful and very comfortable to use. From the first time I used one, it has been the only seat I use on my casting rod builds.

Just a note. If you are considering using one, they are sized at the front of the thread barrel. Not the rear of the seat. So if you are going by blank diameter at the rear of the seat when mounted, order a half size smaller and just ream to fit. That's what I do.

Oh, and sometimes you have to glue in the small decorative sleeve behind the blank contact cut out. So be sure to check for that as well.

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Re: If you are not first, you're last - Ricky Bobby
Posted by: Thomas Kaufmann (---)
Date: October 18, 2022 10:25AM

Thank you David, I have used the MVT since they were released. They are a great seat, although IMO they could stand to go on a diet

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Re: If you are not first, you're last - Ricky Bobby
Posted by: Matt Ruggie (---)
Date: October 19, 2022 05:34PM

David Baylor Wrote:
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> The Alps MVT casting reel seat is awesome.
> Beautiful and very comfortable to use. From the
> first time I used one, it has been the only seat I
> use on my casting rod builds.
>
> Just a note. If you are considering using one,
> they are sized at the front of the thread barrel.
> Not the rear of the seat. So if you are going by
> blank diameter at the rear of the seat when
> mounted, order a half size smaller and just ream
> to fit. That's what I do.
>
> Oh, and sometimes you have to glue in the small
> decorative sleeve behind the blank contact cut
> out. So be sure to check for that as well.

thx for the heads up. good to know. great looking seats and ive heard em described as feeling similar to an ecsm.
the only thing i can see not liking is the overly aggressive knurled metal locking nut, they look great but are they comfortable?


wish there was a kdps style locking barrel that didnt already have cork/metal/eva on it tho.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/19/2022 05:35PM by Matt Ruggie.

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Re: If you are not first, you're last - Ricky Bobby
Posted by: David Baylor (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: October 19, 2022 06:14PM

Matt, they're very comfortable. The way I grip a casting rod is (I'm right handed and use right hand retrieve reels) my entire hand is in front of the trigger, and I completely palm the side of the reel. I don't have overly large hands but I don't have small hands either. For the way I hold the rod, I have never felt the nut on the hood.

And I don't use the locking nut. Just the one that's actually attached to the hood.

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Re: If you are not first, you're last - Ricky Bobby
Posted by: Thomas Kaufmann (---)
Date: October 20, 2022 10:18AM

Matt the MVT is extremely comfortable and just like David I’ve never taken notice of the nut. I have them on over 50 builds and have never had a complaint

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Re: If you are not first, you're last - Ricky Bobby
Posted by: Matt Ruggie (---)
Date: October 20, 2022 01:44PM

thx guys. will add one on the next order

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Re: If you are not first, you're last - Ricky Bobby
Posted by: Sterling Gray (---)
Date: November 01, 2022 05:09PM

Alex,
When will reel seats make it to the website/online catalog? Hope to put in order for blanks/grips and reel seats this winter.

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Re: If you are not first, you're last - Ricky Bobby
Posted by: Rob Carey (---)
Date: November 17, 2022 04:59PM

Any availability dates?

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