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#1 David M

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:02 PM

Hi Guys'
Recently I have seen two different 1.5 spars,one has a gold sticker on them and the other has a silver sticker with 3 feathers on them,is there a difference in the two and if so which is the one for me?

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:34 PM

About two or so years ago, Revolution changed the labels on the rods. The rods themselves remained unchanged.
A rod with the gold label saying "Ultralight" is the same as the silver label rod with 3 feathers which I think also says "Ultralight"
Now going back about 10-15 years, there was a physical change to the rods. The weight and flex stayed about the same.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:30 PM

About two or so years ago, Revolution changed the labels on the rods. The rods themselves remained unchanged.
A rod with the gold label saying "Ultralight" is the same as the silver label rod with 3 feathers which I think also says "Ultralight"
Now going back about 10-15 years, there was a physical change to the rods. The weight and flex stayed about the same.


Always wanted to ask this question... and here's my chance...

If the past Ultra-light rods are 3-wrap, what were the past 2-wraps? ...(Extra-ultralight?) Posted Image

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#4 SparkieRob

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:48 PM

Always wanted to ask this question... and here's my chance...

If the past Ultra-light rods are 3-wrap, what were the past 2-wraps? ...(Extra-ultralight?) Posted Image


Lighter....... Sorry Jynx couldn't help myself.
I'm pretty sure they were Professional Use.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 07:25 PM

Lighter....... Sorry Jynx couldn't help myself.
I'm pretty sure they were Professional Use.

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Almost!
For the gold label "For Professional Use Only"
For the silver label "Professional Use"
Now if you all will take a look at: http://johnnmitchell...story/rods.html , you will find quite a bit more information on the rods, though not everything.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:34 PM


Thanks Guys!

...and John Mitchell's history of "Rods Over the Years" sure out-lined and explained them all! ...Very informative!

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