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RainShadow blank snapped
Posted by: Glenn McMurrian (108.170.3.---)
Date: May 12, 2017 02:49PM

I have a Batson Rainshadow Rod blank that simply snapped about 8 to 10 inches down from the tip of the blank just about where the transfer of power would be on a Fast action blank. The break is a very clean break with no splintering at all and has never been built on. The Rod was standing up in the corner of a wall being stored so is this a defective blank or just my falt as not like the blank was abused by laying on the wall.

Rainshadow 6.0 Heavy fast action

Never fished or built on.

Clean break with no splintering at all.

Glenn McMurrian

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Re: RainShadow blank snapped
Posted by: Robert A. Guist (---.dhcp.embarqhsd.net)
Date: May 12, 2017 03:01PM

Hello Glen.

So call Batson and get a new one.



Tight Wraps & Tighter Lines.

Bob,

Bridgeton, NC.

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Re: RainShadow blank snapped
Posted by: Ken Brown 2 (---.115.230.21.res-cmts.mtp2.ptd.net)
Date: May 12, 2017 03:12PM

Sounds like a faulted blank. Give them a call.

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Re: RainShadow blank snapped
Posted by: David Baylor (---.neo.res.rr.com)
Date: May 12, 2017 07:36PM

Wow ...... that's not good. Curious as to what series the blank is from? There was a member that posted about problems with a couple of blanks from the Immortal series breaking.

He had built on his, but from his description they broke rather easily.

A bit troubling to read.

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Re: RainShadow blank snapped
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 12, 2017 07:40PM

How did it break, surely not just standing against the wall!

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Re: RainShadow blank snapped
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: May 12, 2017 09:39PM

Blanks can be damaged in all sorts of ways. Perhaps it was damaged in shipping.

The people at Batson are not going to leave you hanging. They have a very loyal customer base for good reason. Give them a call.

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Re: RainShadow blank snapped
Posted by: Glenn McMurrian (---.static.hvvc.us)
Date: May 13, 2017 02:14AM

Phil it was in a group of five blanks that where leaning in the corner of the room and as it was being removed it snapped in such a clean way as if it was cut off With no splintering at all. This was a Heavy fast action blank so there is no way that it should have ever broke like that in the first place without some kind of defect in the blank.

Glenn McMurrian

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Re: RainShadow blank snapped
Posted by: Dan Ertz (---.dsl.airstreamcomm.net)
Date: May 13, 2017 02:47PM

Glenn McMurrian Wrote:
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> as it was> being removed it snapped >

Did you pick it up by the tip?

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Re: RainShadow blank snapped
Posted by: Glenn McMurrian (108.170.3.---)
Date: May 13, 2017 09:24PM

It was more like 40% down from the tip of the Rod,nothing out of the ordernary.

Glenn McMurrian

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