Monday, January 5, 2009

Eging Techniques - Hand Placements

Below are handle designs taken off from [Majorcraft Japan] from their complete range of eging specific rods.

TripleCross
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Exizaust
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Crosstage
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Zalts
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Pandra
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Raycal
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The common features on most eging rods... Padded reel seats and EVA handles with EVA butt ends. Many would understand the comfort of having an EVA handle and butt end, but why the padded reel seat design? For every design there is always a reason and the reason is so...

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The standard hand placement. It provides a good and secure grip so each and every knock, snag, take etc can be transferred directly onto your hands, giving as much feedback as possible. Egi rods however are built differently... The handles are far too short to balance out the rod's lenght. Even with the reel attached, the setup is still top heavy. The solution?

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By shifting the hand forward, the fulcrum point will also shift and the rod's weight can be balanced out more evenly by using the weight of the reel as a counterweight. With the weight of the reel supporting the back end, it minimizes the effort to flick the rod. And stretching out the index finger across the unpadded blank will also increase the feedback intensity that travels through the rod to your hand... directly increasing the total overall sensitivity. The padded reel seat design was made solely for this purpose... to minimise abrasions from rubbing the bare reel seat.

Credited and written to Taufik
The link can be found [here]

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