Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sneak Preview...

What on earth could have caused this?!?!

A sneak preview into the latest fishing adventures of the Rapaleros... check back soon to the RapalaInsider for exciting stories from the Rapalero's latest exploits.

Coming soon!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sneak Peek: Sufix Gore 832

Here's hot off the racks....

At least for the Asia Pac folks it is... :)
Sufix's new 832 superline is out of the bag and expected to hit the stores by end of 2010.

This new superline is a combination of Dyneema Fibers & GORE® Polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) with Sufix's R8 precision braiding process to produce a line with high abrasion resistance, noise & vibration reduction and higher knot strength.

The nickname '832' comes from its construction of 8 fibers at 32 weaves per inch - giving it the boasting rights of being the strongest, most durable small diameter braid in the market. This was based on tests comparing a 20lb competitor braid at 1000 cycles which resulted in 40% reduction in breaking strength, with 832 of 20lb breaking strain put through 1000 cycles with breaking strength retention of 95%. Interestingly, the former also showed significant visible abraision compared to 832 which showed no signs of abraision wear.

So what's up with using GORE® anyway? Most of us consumers would be more familiar with GORE-TEX® fabrics, a unique material that is waterproof and breathable. At the very heart of these innovative products is the versatile polymer polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). According to the GORE® Website, founder Bob Gore discovered that rapidly stretching PTFE (expanded PTFE or ePTFE) under right conditions created a very strong, microporous material that has amazing properties of:

High strength to weight ratio
Chemical inertness (not degrading or losing strength after exposure to saltwater, solvents, lubricants, etc)
High thermal & chemical resistance
Low flammability
Low coefficient of friction (good news for those looking for a smooth, slippery feel line - good castability here!)
Low water absorption
And even immune to UV radiation!

Available in Neon Lime & Low-Vis Green

Eyes opened wide yet? Stay tuned for field test feedback from the Rapaleros!

The composition of Dyneema (green) fibers & GORE® ePTFE (white) creates the strongest, most abrasion resistant, fastest sinking, UV protected, roundest braided line on the market today