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Brandon Khoo

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New Stella 10000/20000?
October 22, 2007, 09:07:20 AM
No, I haven't seen one myself nor do I have any idea as to when it is being released.

That said, I don't see any surer sign than the fact that Japanese retailers have been running the reel out. Plat which should be familiar to most of you have now delisted the 10000/20000 so I think a release must be pretty close to a certainty soon.

This is nothing but an excuse to spend money - I don't need any more reels!!

If it swims; I want to catch it!

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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
November 03, 2007, 09:55:20 AM
I have put off buying my new Stella , waiting for more 'rumours'. :-\
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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
November 03, 2007, 02:59:00 PM
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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
November 28, 2007, 04:44:39 PM
I gather the new SW Stellas are being launched in late February next year but stock may take up till April to hit stores. Might have to buy my Christmas present around then. Wonder what tricks Shimano has up its sleeve.

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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 23, 2008, 08:55:44 AM
These pics are reported to be of the new Stella, a few changes with a thinner body making it lighter.The spool has a new longer angled lip for better better casts with less friction and the bail arm is shorter and thicker. Internally it still has the brass pinion gear and an aluminium alloy main gear. The main gear is surface treated with a plating process to make it stay smooth for longer. They choose smoothness over strengh. The reel is waterproof, has carbon and felt drag washers, worm shaft line lay, new stable spool system, and will be released first as a high ratio model for popping.
Last Edit: January 23, 2008, 02:13:45 PM by Greg Burt
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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 23, 2008, 12:44:34 PM
If Daiwa does not come up with a lighter Saltiga, I am going Shimano....

Thats a beaut! Thanks for sharing...

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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 23, 2008, 08:24:05 PM
The Saltigas are lighter than the current Stellas.

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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 25, 2008, 03:08:11 AM
The new Stella SW is on the Plat site along with the Twinpower. Looks awesome. Anyone planning on trying to save money in 2008 may as well give up now!

http://www.plat.co.jp/SHIMANO_ima/ST.../STELLA-SW.htm
http://www.plat.co.jp/SHIMANO_ima/TW...8TWINPOWER.htm

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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 27, 2008, 08:24:45 PM
Any idea as to whether existing 10000 & 20000 spools will fit the new model?
(Brandon, please don't roll your eyes at me!  ;D  ::) )

These pics are reported to be of the new Stella, a few changes with a thinner body making it lighter.The spool has a new longer angled lip for better better casts with less friction and the bail arm is shorter and thicker. Internally it still has the brass pinion gear and an aluminium alloy main gear. The main gear is surface treated with a plating process to make it stay smooth for longer. They choose smoothness over strengh. The reel is waterproof, has carbon and felt drag washers, worm shaft line lay, new stable spool system, and will be released first as a high ratio model for popping.

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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 27, 2008, 09:02:10 PM
Andrew, I personally hope they do but I sincerely doubt if that will be the case. It looks like a longer spool to me.
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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 27, 2008, 10:16:47 PM
The Saltigas are lighter than the current Stellas.

Indeed! And still too heavy for me, hence hoping that Daiwa comes up with a new lighter Saltiga.


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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 27, 2008, 10:44:35 PM
that'll mean they will make them more expensive too!
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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 27, 2008, 11:01:58 PM
The new Stellas are ment to be a fair bit lighter.
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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 27, 2008, 11:24:58 PM
found more info  ::) ;D

some one said that ....
I think all of the models are lighter. Here are the specs for the 3 sizes you mentioned.
STELLA SW10000PG - Gear Ratio 4.9 - Drag 20Kg - Weight 610g
STELLA SW10000XG - Gear Ratio 5.8 - Drag 20Kg - Weight 610g
STELLA SW18000HG - Gear Ratio 5.7 - Drag 25Kg - Weight 850g
STELLA SW20000PG - Gear Ratio 4.4 - Drag 25Kg - Weight 850g

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Re: New Stella 10000/20000?
January 28, 2008, 01:38:38 AM
Agreed.......was hoping though..........
Is this new model to be stocked/available in Australia or only in Japan as per the PG/HG models?  I.e, if available in Australia, the FA models may come down in price?  I'm guessing only available in/from Japan.

Andrew, I personally hope they do but I sincerely doubt if that will be the case. It looks like a longer spool to me.
Last Edit: January 28, 2008, 01:41:19 AM by Andrew