ever tried to destroy cheap gear?

pulled out a brand spanker top of the line bling dardy kmart $20 shimano pheonix combo out of the shed that mum brought to have a flick down in albany 3years ago but that never happened, thinking of loading it with some thickish braid and chasing a ray to see what fails first, will post a product review of results if i get any!

 

anyone tried this before?

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did it years ago was a cheap

Fri, 2011-07-15 18:13

did it years ago was a cheap shimano 4000 cant rember the model 

size i melted the drag knob to the spool on a big ray off the beach a seista park was good fun

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getting the bottom line final answer from a bunch of blokes that use false names and put smiley faces at the end of paragraphs is not the best place in the world to get the information you seek.

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I don't see the point myself,

Fri, 2011-07-15 18:23

I don't see the point myself, anyone can break a rod on something big with shitty technique or just bend it across your knee! Landing a little ray on the combo with good technique however that would be sweet 

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id love to see a rod in the

Fri, 2011-07-15 18:45

id love to see a rod in the gob pic with a large fish and a snapped rod, the drag can lock on so thats a bit of a plus. should get a kmart comp going

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or worse

Fri, 2011-07-15 18:48

Hope ya plan on retrieving the braid or else its gonna end up with the ray swimming off with 100 meters of braid behind it.

Be less cruel to just stab it to death and be done?

What does "mum" reckon about it?

Heres a suggestion though-if you dont want it how about donating it to a kid or one of those disabled fishing assistance mobs?

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Hmm...

Fri, 2011-07-15 18:48

i'll pass

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nice dig smash, why cant i

Fri, 2011-07-15 19:21

nice dig smash, why cant i get use of things i have acuired? if i didnt want it why would i be using it..  mother is happy to see it getting some use, she is very supportive and always packs me a lunch when i go fishing. considering i am very pro fish for the future it sucks to see people thinking the worse will always happen and judge apon it

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siesta park rays

Fri, 2011-07-15 19:39

the big ones are treasured pets by a few...........nice work, jim1 as posted what smash said

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Perhaps

Fri, 2011-07-15 19:52

Perhaps you could go sambo jigging with it, when you get your "new REAL boat" for $5 grand ?

Just make sure you know where the oil goes in your 2 stroke outboard, after your missus teaches you how to feed mulies to seagulls.

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he cometh, he slayeth

Fri, 2011-07-15 19:55

he cometh, he slayeth

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.........pure

Fri, 2011-07-15 19:54

gold !

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Oh Scotto,

Fri, 2011-07-15 19:55

you've done it again. *APPLUASE*

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have to change friday funnys

Fri, 2011-07-15 20:02

have to change friday funnys to friday night BITCH session......

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aye.  sometimes you gotta

Fri, 2011-07-15 20:13

aye.  sometimes you gotta keep your head down.

have thought about taking out one of the lil kids rods and see what it could handle.

no reason to try and break it tho.    as lamby said , get a decent fish up with it and brag away!

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Once again evidence of why

Fri, 2011-07-15 20:22

Once again evidence of why people don't post on here and purely look. A post gets put up that the "click" doesn't like, whether it's right or wrong and it's open fire. Now even if this person had put up stupid comments before (not implying that) if someone new was to read this post I imagine it would discourage them somewhat. Just food for thought.

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So i'm guessing

Fri, 2011-07-15 20:26

you've never heard of a Troll Lurcha?

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Please enlighten me!

Fri, 2011-07-15 20:28

Please enlighten me!

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Well...

Fri, 2011-07-15 20:37

a Toll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion. The noun troll may refer to the provocative message itself, as in: "That was an excellent troll you posted". While the word troll and its associated verb trolling  are associated with Internet discourse, media attention in recent years has made such labels subjective, with trolling describing intentionally provoking actions outside of an online context. For example, mass media uses troll to describe "a person who defaces Internet tribute sites with the aim of causing grief to families.

that good enough for ya?

 

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but is it necessary? because

Fri, 2011-07-15 20:41

but is it necessary? because my mum always says "if you dont have anything nice to say, dont say anything at all".

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You are a wealth of knowledge

Fri, 2011-07-15 20:55

You are a wealth of knowledge Mr Miller! Have never actually heard of that term before. Guess I'm not tech savvy enough! All I'm trying to say is by biting back you just fuel them to do more and for people who aren't on here daily and don't know who the "trolls" are it can be discouraging to them. Merely my opinion and nothing else.

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Fair enough mate

Fri, 2011-07-15 21:00

wasn't having a go.

Sometimes these sort of threads are entertaining, brings out some of the best banter on this forum

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wealth of knowlegde??

Fri, 2011-07-15 21:00

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(Internet)

 

such a wealth of knowledge.  When away from the fishwrecked site Matt spends many hours researching and contributing to another great website.

Maybe we need a fishwrecked media watch forum!!

 

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HAHA,

Fri, 2011-07-15 21:02

i'm sure i'm not the only one guilty of that mate.

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let you off for first offence

Fri, 2011-07-15 21:08

Matt,

you'll be amazed what people take from the internet and claim as their own

a friend owns a cabinet making business and advertised for a specialist design and setout staff member.

Interview a guy, CV looked great, images of work done very impressive.  Guy leaves and he thought this looks too good.  Goes to google images and types in cabinets.  Presto all his work appears on the page 1 listing.  hmm, half a brain would say open page 58 and take your images from there.

unfortunately he didnt get the job

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It's all good mate

Fri, 2011-07-15 21:13

honestly if i could come up with half of that crap i wouldn't be sitting here

Could be time to either get back to fishing or wait for the next humerous post.

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.

Fri, 2011-07-15 20:39

"oh no he didnt"

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all my threads seem to go off

Fri, 2011-07-15 21:46

all my threads seem to go off with a bang as of late!

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mmmm?

Sat, 2011-07-16 00:57

cant quite work out if Im being accused of being a troll above?

 

Sorry Jim1 if ya think Im diggin-just thinking of a ray with 50 meters of braid hanging out of its mouth and what will inevitably come of it. Maybe use a lighter leader? But I guess that defeats the purpose of testing the rod/reel to its demise.

Of course you can do whatever you want with your equipment-but I know what my mum would have done to me (probably would still try!)

After the reaction to "Stumpy's" fate Id thought there'd be more sympathy for them but it seems my "click" is a small one and I withdraw gracefully, tail between the legs!

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Your not on your own

Sat, 2011-07-16 06:50

I'm with you.

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hey man, im down for the

Sat, 2011-07-16 16:30

hey man, im down for the kmart challenge... ill grab one during the week- should get out next weekend.. knowing my luck ill only catch wrasse, and it will hold up to them :O

 

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Just make sure the "bling

Sat, 2011-07-16 19:11

Just make sure the "bling dardy" factor is up to standard fella.

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yes, must be of childish

Sun, 2011-07-17 13:29

yes, must be of childish colours, plastic and no more than 6ft long to be considered bling dardy lol. ive got some goodins that have coiled wire as guides!, ive seen a design floor thou, i think the bail arm and reel seat will give out with only a few kgs of pressure, can use as much gaffa tape as you like thou:)

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