FISH & GAME GEAR

TEXAS TESTED
June 25, 2018
INDUSTRY INSIDER
June 25, 2018

Daiwa Exist Spinning Reels

THE NEW EXIST SPINNING spinning reels represent 60 years of Daiwa innovation and the long range vision of a company founded in 1958.

The spinning reel body features Daiwa’s LT Concept, light yet tough. The Magnesium Monocoque Body design technique uses the exterior shell of the body to provide structural support for the reel. A threaded side plate provides greater strength and rigidity and prevents dirt and water intrusion.

Daiwa Exist

Daiwa’s Exist spinning reel.

The unique body design allows more room for gears, eliminating space demanding screw holes and sideplate stablization. An impressive 85 percent of the area is gear space, facilitating larger, more powerful gearing, the greatest gear size in the market.

The LT Concept is furthered with the use of the Zaion Air Rotor and Air Bail.

The innovative design provides easier ballanced rotations and reduces the overall weight of the reel . The Daiwa developed Zaion is a “ high density” carbon strain material that is 20 percent stronger and 50 percent lighter than traditional nylon and aluminim construction.

The mag sealed main shaft, bearings and line roller utilizes a aerowspace developed magnetic oil, that seals the bearing surfaces from water and dirt intrusion without adding any friction, an important feature securing continued high performance.

The Digigear Digital Gear Design guarantees smooth, rugged performance with digitally milled alloy gearing that maximizes the efficiency of the gear-tooth interaction. An ABS Long Cast Spool pays out line smoothly for long accurate casts.

Daiwa’s ATD Drag System uses a new proprietary grease that enables the reel to apply smooth and consistent start up drag pressure from the first pull. The Twist Buster 2 system keeps line twist to a minimum on the retrieve. The12 CRBB super corrosion resistant ball bearings deliver flawless performance. The reel in its entirety, is constructed in Japan.

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Safe Shoot

ISRAELI MILITARY PROFESSIONALS created SafeShoot to eliminate friendly fire accidents. During his years of service (ret) Brigadier General Amir Nadin was disturbed by the high number of casualties due to friendly fire. When he learned of the genesis of SafeShoot he decided to take the helm as CEO and devote his time to fixing the problem of friendly fire.

Safe Shoot

SafeShoot recently decided to make their devices available to American hunters in an effort to reduce hunting accidents. SafeShoot is simple for the user. There are only three things you need to know: 1) Righty tighty…to mount it. 2) On and off…just like a flashlight. 3) RED means stop.

The device can mount on a picatinny rail, any hunting scope or on a dog harness. When the hunting party prepares to go afield they each turn their SafeShoot on. The SafeShoot then uses local radio frequencies to create a network of all the units within 900 yards. From the moment the network is formed the units are communicating with one another sharing location, angle, direction, elevation. The units know precisely where every member of the SafeShoot party is and there is no line of sight needed. The result is that if one party member inadvertently sweeps another party member an unmistakable red STOPLIGHT illuminates along with a warning tone alerting the hunter of an unsafe situation. From there, the hunter can lower their muzzle and reevaluate the situation.

If you prefer a deep dive into the technical aspects, here it is. The SafeShoot measures its position continuously at a rate of 1 Hz when the rifle is moving by using a two band GPS system (GPS+GLONASS). It slows down when stationary. It measures its 3D position in space at a higher rate ( up to 100 Hz). This includes yaw, roll and pitch. The measurement of the 3D posture is done by using a 3-axis gyro, 3-axis accelerometer and  3-axis magnetometer. SafeShoot also measure barometric pressure in order to enhance the GPS performance in the vertical axis. Each device has RF transceiver that operates in the ISM band of 900-930 MHz with an effective range of 900 meters.

SafeShoot is certainly not a replacement for safe gun handling practices. It is just like the airbag in your car, one more level of safety.

Learn more at: www.safe-shoot.com.

 

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