Drag differences

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by fisherman94580, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. fisherman94580

    fisherman94580 New Member

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    Which drag system is better? The carbon matrix or the star wheel drag?
     
  2. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    You meaning by star wheel the thing that you turn around to tighten the drag? If so it controls the pressure to the carbon matrix drag system.
     

  3. fisherman94580

    fisherman94580 New Member

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    So what exactly is so good abou the carbon matrix?
     
  4. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    It will displace heat much faster. You have to think about drags kind of like brakes on a car. Heat is bad! You want that drag to be smooth and cool.
     
  5. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Some cheap drags actually use plastic washers; obviously, these aren't going to hold up under severe use.
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Carbon Matrix is a postive improvement. This is the route to go if you have a choice. I hope this helps.
     
  7. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    They say the Carbon Matrix is a better drag.