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Extra Super Duralumin Avail Swept Handle by Hedgehog Studios

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Extra Super Duralumin Avail Swept Handle by Hedgehog Studios. This is a 90mm version.

Received my 90mm Avail Swept Handle direct from Hedgehog Studios, Japan. Their services and communications are top notch and they deserve top marks.

Though there're loads of a aftermarket handles out there, in my opinion, aluminum or duralumin is still the best there is. These Avial handles are machined from 13mm thick air craft grade Extra Super Duralumin, installed with machine-cut titanium knob shafts. The design is simple and looks super cool and are reasonably priced too, if you compare them to carbon fibre handles. Quality, precision, stiffness and finishing is pretty awesome.

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Gunmetal + grey knobs for my Daiwa J Dream 5.3R.

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Anodized black + black knobs for my Daiwa Steez 100SH.

Installation is pretty simple and Daiwa stock knobs fit perfectly with a shim or two on top of the inner knob bearings. Each knob shaft is dual bearing compatible.

My only gripe is the unusually short knob retainer screws, they are about 1/3 of stock Daiwa. The bores in the knob shafts are larger and they aren't compatible with Daiwa screws. Else, this is a nearly perfect aftermarket swept handle that looks cool and weights just a fraction heavier than carbon fibre.

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90mm Avail Swept Handles fitted on my Daiwa baitcasting reels. They look cool and are cheaper than carbon fibre handles.

As of now, I'm done with carbon fibre handles.
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