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Old 28-04-2019, 12:03 AM
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Berkley X9

Hey folks

Just picked this up today for my new trout outfit

Going on a daiwa aird x 2000

Not used it before, $39 seemed alright and it was one of the only 4lb braids they had at my local, which was weird

Keen to hear what you reckon?


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Old 28-04-2019, 01:31 AM
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9X i like it! Really only bothered to notice even numbers. Should be nice and round?
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Old 28-04-2019, 05:46 AM
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It seems to knit well and is nice to cast, at least in the back yard anyway

Unusual that itís a 9 carrier, not sure if itís just hype or if there is merit to its design

Time will tell I guess
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Old 28-04-2019, 07:32 AM
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What's the go with the variance of the breaking strain between the USA/Europe and Asia on the packet?
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Old 28-04-2019, 07:50 AM
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I have not got a single clue

Though I do know that 4lb is not 6.4kg and I have no idea what a lbC is
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Old 28-04-2019, 08:22 AM
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Berkley love underrating the strength of their braids - I can only imagine they continue to do it, as it maintains a rep as a super tough line. (and coz they've always done it to varying degrees on their range)

Their 4lb Berkley Crystal used to break at around 12lb aswell.

I believe the original reason was when braid was introduced to the market, they used to compare the diameters between braid and mono. So it was easy to just state their braid was as thick as 4lb mono - so they called it 4lb.

Maybe European and Asian markets have asked for actual breaking strains, like so many other braids already do.

The red numbers are Breaking strain stated on the packet - and the blue number, 3 columns over, are what independent tests show
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Old 29-04-2019, 04:29 AM
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Old 30-04-2019, 07:52 PM
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Expect 4 lbs to have an actual breaking strength of 14 lbs
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Old 30-04-2019, 11:28 PM
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Expect 4 lbs to have an actual breaking strength of 14 lbs
Yeah they dont even have consistency with in their own ranges - take nanofil for instance - 4lb nanofil is thicker than 3lb Fireline Crystal but breaks about 2.5lbs earlier in independent tests.

So you have a thicker line, that is rated as stronger on the box, but it breaks earlier.

I got burnt by Nanofil being noticeably weaker than Crystal, which is why I went looking for independent test.

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Old 01-05-2019, 06:09 AM
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Yeah they dont even have consistency with in their own ranges - take nanofil for instance - 4lb nanofil is thicker than 3lb Fireline Crystal but breaks about 2.5lbs earlier in independent tests.

So you have a thicker line, that is rated as stronger on the box, but it breaks earlier.

I got burnt by Nanofil being noticeably weaker than Crystal, which is why I went looking for independent test.
I'd say most people reading your reply would have no idea what's it got to do with the Berkley X9 question ?
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Old 03-05-2019, 12:57 AM
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At 0.06mm diameter its super fine thats for sure. Any issues with knots holding at all?
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