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Old 06-27-2000, 07:31 AM
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RE:Broken Rod Club!!!!!!!!!!

I guess it depends on the rod and manufacturer. I know that companys like Scott and Winston serialize each rod and each section of the rod. They also messure the flex of each section and record that info. Should they get a broken rod returned, they can then match the flex of the new section to the rod.

The taper and flex of a particular rod is determined by the mandrel, in addition to the graphite and resins used. Designing and maintaining mandrels is the highest cost item for manufactures. Flex is also determined by where on the mandrel they start rolling the graphite.

Greg should feel no difference in the new sections of his rod when returned from Diamondback.

You will get a much faster and cost effective return if you ship it yourself. Although I will be happy to help you out anyway I can.
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