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guide spacing question
Posted by: Rick Elrod (184.63.184.---)
Date: March 11, 2017 09:07AM

I am building my 2nd build on a Rainshadow Immortal IMMP70L spinning blank using the Fuji KR Concept with KL-H16, KL-H8, KL-M5.5, 2 KB belly guides in 4.5, 2 KT runners in 4.5 and a LG tip in 4.5 for a total of 7 guides plus the tip top. I cant decide if I need another KT running guide? During the static load test the line does not follow the contour of the rod through the top third of the rod. Is this important in a spinning application?

Thanks in advance,
Rick Elrod

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Re: guide spacing question
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 11, 2017 09:26AM

I would add at least one more guide maybe two. Your blank is 7' light power with a mod F action so it has a little more bend in the tip section. The KR GPS suggests a total of 8 guides, so 7 might not be enough.
Norm

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Re: guide spacing question
Posted by: Rick Elrod (184.63.184.---)
Date: March 11, 2017 09:36AM

Will do Norm, Thanks for the help!

Rick Elrod

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