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    Now the seasons finished I'm getting around to sorting out tackle. In the summer a middle section of rod broke and I got a replacement sent out, which I put away until the other day.
    About to whip on the rings the other day and I notice there is a small bulge in the carbon in one place which you can feel and see. I'm not to concerned with the aesthetic side but I am wondering is this likely to be a potential weakspot?

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    That doesn't sound right. Is it very near the end? You won't know unless you try it but that would be a shame if it breaks there after putting all the effort in to whip on the guides.

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    Hold it up to the light and look down the inside to see if it is noticeable, if in doubt contact the place where you got it from.

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    About 8" down from the top (middle section). I have e mailed the company, just thought I'd get some opinions.
    The bulge is very nearly where the original break was. The company had me send the broken section back to get precise diameters for manufacture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibio1st View Post
    Hold it up to the light and look down the inside to see if it is noticeable, if in doubt contact the place where you got it from.

    Steve
    Good idea but top is sealed.

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    A picture says more then words, are you sure it is Carbon that is bulging (if thats a word?) is the blank unfinished?

    Is the blank straight?

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    The blank does have a top coat finish on the carbon - so you think it might be too much top coat?
    I will try to take a decent pic.

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    Yes, i think it might be. I dont know the make of blank you have but i've seen a couple blanks myself and it sounds odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutchy1978 View Post
    Yes, i think it might be. I dont know the make of blank you have but i've seen a couple blanks myself and it sounds odd.

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    Thanks dutchy that seems the most plausible reason.

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    Good idea but top is sealed.[/QUOTE]

    It's usually just black mastic which you can replace easily, I'd pick it out and have a look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrtrout View Post
    Good idea but top is sealed.
    It's usually just black mastic which you can replace easily, I'd pick it out and have a look.
    S.[/QUOTE]

    Yes I think it is. I will have a look , but I will wait until the company replies first. I'm quite happy to give the section a go, I would just like to know it won't cost another £60 if it does fail.
    Last edited by codyarrow; 22-10-2017 at 07:49 PM. Reason: add the word 'fail'

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