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    Penn 525 Mag Extra & Super Mag Extra

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    What's the difference between the Penn 525 Supermag Xtra & Penn 525 MAG XTRA? How do these reels compare to the new saltist reels?

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    difference between the 2, i think, is that the extra magnets that come with the Extra are fitted as standard to to supermag xtra. I might be wrong. They differ to the saltist in that they are magnetically controlled....the saltist is purely centrifugal, no magnets.

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    can someone explain the difference is how they work?
    Does that mean there is NO braking if centrifugal and only braking in magnetic?
    I was going to buy a Saltist the other day, and the tackle shop put me off in favour of the 525 saying they're better especially cos the have adjustable braking.
    I still havn't made up my mind!

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    Check which model of Saltist it is, some dont have any braking. I'm thinking of a Saltist for my really rough stuff and big fish but my 525s will be used the most.
    The Saltist is a beast of a reel, if the reel cant handle it you cant!
    But the 525 is probably a better all round reel as the magnetic braking is adjustable as your fishing and has enough guts to manage most conditions.

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    both centrifugal and magnetics have braking. in centrifugally braked reels, the faster the spool spins, the more the brake blocks are pushed onto the brake drum, therefore producing more drag/resistance and slowing the spool down. on a magnetically controlled reel, the mags are usually pushed close to, or further away from the spool, therefore increasing or decreasing the amount of pull of the magnets and speeding up/slowing the spool.
    Saltists are fantastic reels m8, a upgrade to the sloshes....which are already fantastic.

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    I was looking at the STT20H
    or even the 30.
    They do say its centifugal braked but I guess thats not adjustable?
    or at least at the push of a slide.
    Gotta say, in the hand, the saltist looks/feels superior quality to the Penn.
    I suppose looks don't mean everything!
    Still like to know what the difference in how the braking system works though

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    I already explained it in my last post, martin.up there ^^^^^
    the braking in centrifugally braked reels can be adjusted by a number of different means: bigger/smaller blocks, thinner/thicker oil, end plate screw adjustment knob and line level.
    the sliding lever you can see on the saltist is not the brake adjustment...thats the free spool lever.

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    Is the supermag worth £35 more than the mag extra and other than the "new mag set up" is the difference? Are these reels better at casting than the SST30 H/TH (again what is the difference there as I've seen both the SST30H & SST30TH advertised as the "fast one"!?

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    The differences between the 525 models are:

    525 Mag Xtra - 4 magnets, with option to fit 2 additional magnets (supplied) and upgrade ABEC5 bearing kit (supplied). Slidey control. In production.

    525 Supermag Xtra - 8 magnets, ceramic hybrid bearings. Non rising control knob. In production.

    Mag braking relies on rare earth magnets - the closer the mags are to the spool the more influence they have, there by making the reel slower but adjustable.

    Centrifugal braking relies on blocks which are forced out and then engaged by centrifugal force when the spool spins at high speed. Most reels that have blocks fitted come with or have available different sized blocks, the bigger the block the slower the reel will run.

    More info about the Saltist here:

    http://henry-gilbey.blogspot.com/200...-new-reel.html

    http://www.worldseafishing.com/forum...d.php?t=100326

    http://www.worldseafishing.com/forum...d.php?t=100026

    The Saltist's are in plain english an amour plated SLOSH, so they should be easy to set up and bullet proof the choice as they say on all the best tv programs, is yours...
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    [QUOTE=Gonga;1041587]Is the supermag worth £35 more than the mag extra and other than the "new mag set up" is the difference? QUOTE]


    i had a pair of mag xtras - didnt think that much of them - didnt like the slidy control, easy to knock it on off etc - didnt have a lot of adjustment range - i sold them and got a pair of supermag xtras - much better reel, and have a much better range of adjustment - dont know where they have 8 mags - i can only see 4 on the carrier, but they cast very well - the carrier arrangement is different, and the knob adjustment allows fine adjustment to suit the conditions on the day, and to wind off the mags during the cast. you shoudl be able to get a pair for less than £250
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