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    New Apeks Reels

    Wow, the new reels look nice but wow.....The price 😱😱


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    The Apeks massive markups for bog standard kit strikes again
    Remember anything you read on the internet was probably written by some guy sitting at home in his underpants! Including this !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulo View Post
    The Apeks massive markups for bog standard kit strikes again
    To be fair, it doesn’t look bog standard, they look the soda dangles.

    There’s expensive and then there is ridiculous.

    It would be a seriously bad day to loose one of them!


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    £185 for a 30m reel or £216 for 60m. I guess people have got plenty of money now they can't actually go diving!

    For £41 you can buy a Mcmahon Compact 50m reel. By far, the best 50m reel I've ever used and the design of the two aint all that different. All the component parts are replaceable for a couple of quid and if it falls out of your pocket you wont need to remortage.

    It's a hobby and I'm all for people buying things they like and enjoying themselves... Although if you waddle past me on a boat with a £200 30m reel dangling from yourself, I will think you're a bit of a ☺☺☺☺☺

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    For a lot less you can buy a kent tooling reel which you’ll do well to beat for quality and support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWdiver View Post
    For £41 you can buy a Mcmahon Compact 50m reel. By far, the best 50m reel I've ever used
    I think a ball of wool would be better. They're awful.
    The big McMahon is however a thing of beauty.

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    It looks good, and I'm sure it'll work well, but that's a lot of money for a reel - you could buy 2 KT reels for and still have change left over.

    The user swappable left/right handing is possibly useful, but how often do you lend your reel to someone who needs the other handing?
    The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.

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    overcomplicated, overpriced, gaudy anodising, what's not to love.


 

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