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    Default This isn't normal, right? My first reel...

    Looks like a bodge job in the middle of my reel...
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    I presume I should get onto Ashaway about this?

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    Is it just on the string or does it come from the inside? I would contact your retailer first. If he doesn't want to do anything about it try Ashaway directly.

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    I don't understand what you mean, sorry. I will talk to the retailer.

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    Doesn't look like a bad reel. In the past I have received Ashaway reels where the 200m of string is not continuous. It comes in 2 pieces (2x 100m?).

    They tie the 2 strings together to get the measured length of 200m and so that it can be wound into the reel more easily. Hope this helps.

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    Yes it does look like two pieces attached together. This is a bit rubbish if it's on purpose tbh!

    Talk about false advertisement, not as described etc.

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    Depending on where it is, it'll cost you half a racket at the most if you're a two-piecer.

    But I've certainly seen splices like that on Ashaway stuff before. Never Yonex or Victor, though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    Depending on where it is, it'll cost you half a racket at the most if you're a two-piecer.

    But I've certainly seen splices like that on Ashaway stuff before. Never Yonex or Victor, though...
    The odd thing about the photo is that the reels weren't labelled as being "non-continuous". In the past Ashaway would put on the white sticker indicating if the reel was not one piece (Ashaway MicroPowers is the only instance I've seen this).

    When i get off work i'll try to shoot a photo of an old reel with that labeling.

    **To OP @amleto : what's the text in the smaller white sticker in your photo? That might say it's not one piece. The barcode sticker seems to be something a retailer applied on after the fact since none of my reels have that form of labeling.
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    hmmm not impressed:


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    i have never gotta a reel of Ashaway that is non-continuous. surprised to see that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amleto View Post
    hmmm not impressed:

    To be fair, they do add extra to these reels. It'd be pretty expensive for them to dump the whole thing.

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    I can understand that. But the reel should be advertised differently by the retailer imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amleto View Post
    I can understand that. But the reel should be advertised differently by the retailer imo.
    I'd agree with that as well - I consider it a defect, even if it's accounted for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    I'd agree with that as well - I consider it a defect, even if it's accounted for.
    The price won't change unfortunately. As a stringer I understand that you can get more string jobs per 200m reel when compared to buying 20 x 10m individual packs. However, for some reason or another, it being non-continuous didn't bother me. I guess it's more of a pet peeve. At least Ashaway labels it being non-continuous.

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