Field trials Aiko Baltazar 150N

At the same time as, from my point of view, and full catch, and test the spinning is almost impossible, that one weekend was dedicated to test. The text of the report turned out a little dry, but the format of the results of the field test sample items – this is, after all, not funny, full of emotion, the story of how “good or bad was to leave the new stick”.

Goal:
1. identification of valid, working and comfortable weight ranges used lures;
2. to assess the reliability of the upper bounds stated upper weight range.

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Place an indoor pond with stagnant water
Depth: from 1 m (near the shore) to 1.5 metres into the water table to place the test
Shore: a horizontal, elevation above the water surface about 10 cm
Weather conditions: overcast, air temperature is +5C, winds of up to 1 msec (almost calm) counter 45 to the direction of the cast, occasionally a light drizzle.

Tackle their status:
1. new spinning Aiko Baltazar 150H (up 170 gr);
2. coil ABU Garcia 5601JB, the cord fills the spool completely;
3. new cord YGK Super PE of 0.42 mm 70 lb;
4. a new leash of orthodontic wire 0.6 mm length 26 cm (for lures weighing up to 90 grams, inclusive);
5. a new leash of orthodontic wire 0.8 mm length 26 cm (for baits over 90 degrees).

Lures: Jerkbaits in the weight range from 35 up to 110 g in the amount of 17 pieces (see table). Also, the kit includes the cargo”Cheburashka” (2, 3, 10, 14, 28 g) that was used to load the jerks, if two “neighboring” jerk was a significant difference in weight.
Testing: 172 cm, weight 72 kg, average body type, physical fitness was above average.
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Terms and definitions:
The valid range of scales used baits was determined by finding the minimum and maximum weights of the baits under which spinning “is already beginning to fulfill their duties,” and thus “ceases to perform its functions.”

The range of the scale used baits was determined by finding the minimum and maximum weights of the baits under which specific testing would be saving a long time, the possibility of casting and posting.
Comfortable range of weights used baits was determined by finding the minimum and maximum weights of the baits under which specific testing would be saving a long time possibility of a good cast and transactions at the minimum possible physical effort.
Wiring capability is defined as the simultaneous combination of the physical ability to hold the bait in a variety of ways in the presence of her constant and palpable feedback .

The comfort of the transaction was determined by the absence of unpleasant or uncharacteristic for this type of fishing physical sensations in the simultaneous presence of the minimum possible physical effort.
The possibility of reflux was defined as the physical ability of the tester to make casting lures a specific model of spinning at such a distance, which allows to carry out the transaction bait as much time as is necessary to give the bait its games and maintain itself for the possibility of detection of the object of fishing.

The comfort of the cast was determined by the absence of unpleasant or uncharacteristic for casting lures tackle designed for this type of fishing, physical sensations in the simultaneous presence of the minimum possible physical effort.
All the above parameters are evaluated on a 5-point scale. The number of points is the magnitude of quality.

Casting distance was calculated according to the number of the number of turns of the coil multiplied by 60 cm At close values of the number of turns of the coil to apply to a range of calculations used the average parameter. In the presence of scatter are the minimum and maximum achieved values. Further, at the mention of the range are both – meters and the number of complete turns of the coil to the corrosive colleague was able to calculate (estimate) the results obtained.

Special notes and restrictions:
1. the test is a statement of the available data and the results obtained and in no way and does not contain any recommendations as to the purchase of the tested product, and opposite judgments;
2. as tested 1 sample of the product, the results would be incorrect to extend to all products of the same name and specified characteristics of the manufacturer;
3. as the detected features are determined, including, and from many personal qualities, relevant data obtained in other testing, may vary both upwards and downwards;
4. as the characteristics of “opportunity” and “comfort” are quality characteristics, the scores should be interpreted as “better or worse than X, greater than X less than X” (and similar synonyms) in comparison with adjacent weight range of lures;
5. on the basis of organizational-economic conditions of the test, the upper limit of the acceptable weight range is artificially restricted weight 170 g;
6. because of the tests alone photos and video of the process “from outside” was not made.
Method: Each of the baits was made at least 5 casts with emphasis on inspection capabilities and superior wiring and no less than 5 casts with emphasis on inspection capabilities and superior casting distance

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Casting distance

Casting distance increases dramatically when the lure weight is 45-46 g. This growth continues until the weight 64 g (VJ Super Natural DAM Jerk), which stabiliziruemost to weight 110 g (AGAT Dragon 180).
Regardless of the techniques used and casting baits on the specified range of weights this parameter had insignificant value fluctuations. It is possible that in the presence of the glider’s weight over 110 grams, the range would increase. But, at this weight all significantly influenced by the setting possibilities of the casting, tending to zero.
A few stand out results Lunker Slick (47 g) and Salmo Jack FL (60 Gy). These results are a consequence of their weight, and design features. So, Salmo Jack FL has an elongated body, substantially congested in the head part. In flight, the decoy is committed to unfold the head during movement but a tight leash on the strand did not give her to do. As a result, between the bait and the leash forms a straight angle and the lure is in the air across the movement. This is the main reason for the low casting distance.
Lunker Slick (47 g) also has an elongated body in comparison with more compact “neighbor” – Salmo Slider 10S (46 g), moreover, both baits are on the bottom boundary of the test range, which allows Slider’have a few to get ahead. In Glidin’seen in the Rapala Rap 12 (50 gr) Slick’have lacking weight. The difference is 3 grams (just!) is decisive in the dispute on the range. Moreover, when working with the 160th model Aiko Slick “fly” where necessary, as long as you clearly and further than the model 150.
Buster Jerk’s and Zalt Zam Z Tail S showed lower results in comparison with the “neighbors” because of the larger sail. The situation is similar with SPRO BBZ-1 Swimbait SS (138 g), aggravated by low ability to cast because of the design features of the 150-th model. First and foremost, it’s a short handle, not allowing it to work on the cast as a lever. Short working part of the whip also adds range.
Casting distance was determined and the allowable range of bait weights, which in principle can run the model spinning.

The ability and comfort of the cast

The very possibility of casting a lure is a necessary (but not sufficient) conditions normal operation with spinning.
Lower and upper bounds of this opportunity to determine the working range of the used baits.
In principle, and Buster Jerk II (35 g), Salmo Slider 10F “Cheburashka” (38 g) was flying a certain distance. But to call it a complete casting impossible. Too much effort was spent to somehow disperse these baits.
What we used to call throw with the spinning begins with the weight 46 gr (Salmo Slider 10S). With this weight spin begins to react to the weight of the bait. This response is still weak and barely perceptible. But, it is already there.
In the same way as in the case with the casting distance, indicators Lunker Slick (47 g) and Salmo Jack FL (60 gr) running out of some others. Reasons similar to the above. Once again not to go back to the lures and their results, let us define these bait and Aiko 150 “not a couple”.
The ability to cast a sharply declining after the excess weight 138 g (SPRO BBZ-1 Swimbait SS). In principle, you can throw heavier weight. But, it will not be fishing, and bodybuilding. Too great a physical cost.
The lower boundary of comfortable casting determined Glidin’Rapala Rap 12 (50 gr). Since the weight throw is a pleasure. Everything works as I want: accuracy, range, control of the lure in flight and other fun. These pleasures end in AGAT Dragon 180 weighing in at 110 grams. 5 grams is acceptable. But, no more. “More” starts of heavy physical work.

The ability and comfort wiring

To Salmo Slider 10S (46 g) posting was difficult because of vague feedback. It happened that podnachivaet cord, believing that it’s time to clean up his slack, and get in hand a subtle poke – bait made an attempt to pogladit. No, this is not fishing, and the practice of concentration and tactile sensations. Salmo Slider 10S have already started to provide the opportunity not so much to strain their 5 senses (smell excluded). Clear enough, although very light, the feedback when posting. From this weight it was possible to really “seeing” to animate the bait. But, it is better in this respect proved to Glidin’Rapala Rap 12 (50 gr).
Good transaction SPRO BBZ-1 Swimbait SS (138 g). The impression that each wave-like movement of the lure is transmitted to the hand.
Wiring AGAT’and Cheburashka to name difficult. Try to animate the stone. But, if we managed to score, it is necessary somehow this design to return to shore. Method “a La jig” is quite good, but physically costly because of the need to work spin (operating coil is not decided) and a short handle, which did not provide the desired load distribution at the wrist and elbow. Uniform wiring when raised the back (otherwise it would just drag along the bottom, doing his cleaning) was given lighter, but not enough to become her fan with such a device on end of cord.

Valid, possible and comfortable range of lures
The upper weight limit of the test range is formed from the data in the table is 171 and gr. It is worth noting that this is the total weight of used baits (AGAT Dragon, Cheburashka) weight without accessories – a leash ring. So identified at the moment the upper limit of the test a little but higher. Therefore, according to the manufacturer the upper limit of the test range in weight baits in 170 gr for a particular sample corresponds to at least reality.

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The lower weight boundary of the acceptable test range was formed according to the test results on the characterization of the ability to cast and is guaranteed to be 35 grams (Buster Jerk II).

Working test weight range was determined by the results of the ability of the cast from grades 4 to 5 (inclusive) – from Salmo Slider 10S to SPRO BBZ-1 Swimbait SS.
Comfortable the test weight range was determined based on evaluations superior casting with estimates from 4 to 5 (inclusive) – from Glidin’Rapala Rap 12 to AGAT Dragon 180.

Based on the results of the test, formed following the above-mentioned ranges

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Red marked-thirds of the valid test range, the blue – his quarters.
Hardly the characteristics of spinning lures medium and heavy classes, among which the manufacturer positions this model, the “unanimous” shift work and comfortable ranges to the lower border of the permissible range. That is, almost to the lower boundary medium-heavy lures (comfortable range) and the upper boundary of the light baits (for operating range).

The graph clearly shows that a substantial part of the valid range or not in use (65 grams or 51,9%) , or cannot be used (40 g or 29.6 per cent). In the first case is not within the comfortable range, and the second for range work. In respect of the unused segment acceptable range in its lower part is a valid phenomenon is an inevitable loss for a rod of this kind and test. The large amount of unused allowable range, the upper part is equivalent to the unused possibilities that can provide the fishing rod.

One of the reasons described above – short handle. Its elongation is 3-5 cm would increase worker and comfortable bands due to the shift of their upper limits in the direction of increasing the applied weights and, accordingly, used the capabilities of spinning.
Other possible causes lie in the field of materials, technologies, etc., and their consideration lies outside the consumer test.

System and power
Static and dynamic tests demonstrate that the system (in its conventional understanding) Aiko 150 does not match the manufacturer ExtraFast (EF).
In statics, the dynamics of the blank bends under load below its mid-point. More precisely, in the area of the 1st ring from the handle, which is located at a distance of 75 cm from the Tulip. This is 64.4% of the length of the whip. To the point of “transition” in Slow (75% of the length of the whip) remains 10.6 percent, to the point of “transition” in a Medium-Fast (50% of the length of the whip) – 14,4%.
This system does not interfere with the casting and tempo dash wiring baits used in this test.
Similar behavior demonstrates another model – Aiko 160Н.

Photo Aiko 150 (above) and Aiko 160 under load 410 gr
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According to the test results is possible with high probability to denote power spinning as Heavy.

The state of spinning after the test
Changes are not detected.

The condition test after the test
As jirkova fishing is not the most physically easy way of fishing, it is a natural question about the physical condition of the testing after a day of work with specific gear.
Yes, everything is fine. Wrist, forearm, shoulders, back or the evening of the test day nor on the following day showed no evidence received excessive loads. All as always. No more, no less.

For what and for whom
So, what are the conditions under which Aiko 150 can be claimed? It is the presence of one or any combination of the following conditions:
1. short stature angler;
2. short or medium distance casting;
3. medium and heavy compact bait (gliders and perhaps light “bulldogs”);
4. complex conditions of coastal fishing (trees, bushes, water);
5. cramped conditions of fishing in the boat;
6. the required accuracy of casting in difficult conditions on the waters of fishing (snags, vegetation, etc.);
7. it is necessary the rapid playing in difficult conditions on the waters of fishing (snags, vegetation, etc.);
8. the need for continuous (in fact, hard) control of the bait in complex animations.
9. personal preferences of the angler;
10. other.

Lyrical-a technical epilogue
Each of us is a normal human with the natural need to be able to use anything, which is the most appropriate.
During the test I caught myself thinking that constantly compare the two, seemingly different and, at the same time, similar models spinnings Aiko – the 150th and 160th. Each of the models “full of happiness” is not enough of that was in the other. And they together lacked a little bit of something.
It is now possible to formulate. I wanted to rearrange them the tests. Then it would be 2 back with very attractive characteristics, in the test 150 gr and 160 90-120 (real 160, not 165!) in the test up to 170 gr. But, with some addition – for the “new” 160 (hope she will) must end with a smooth taper and be 2-3 cm long, and the handle from the side of the heel longer than 3-5 cm.
Can we do it?

Ilya He

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