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The Quantum Energy PTi series has a legendary reputation as a solid performer on the professional tournament trail, and for the weekend angler that knows how to target big fish. With 10 bearings for ultra-smooth cranking and our time-tested TiMag fail-proof bail system, Energy PTi provides worry-free fishing when it's all on the line.
byBaltim0re28, September 15, 2010
First off let me start by saying this reel has to be the best looking and most unmistakable reel on the market right now. I own the energy pti20-b which is the second version of this reel. It is supposed to be "17% lighter" than the original pti-a,after handling both of them there is no noticeable weight difference to me. At 10.7oz it is a little heavy compared to other reels in its price and size range. Now for performance. When I first took it out of the box and and assembled it I went through the normal routine with a new reel,spin the handle to see if it's turning smooth. I noticed a slight squeaking noise,so I continued to play with it to see maybe if it would just go away,it didn't. I took it back and got another,same problem. It seems with this certain reel maybe a few got through the production line without the clutch bearing being lubed properly. Took it to a shop,got it lubed up and it has to be the smoothest reel I've ever used. It has a slightly small spool compared to other reels of it's size that I have used in the past tho,but plenty enough line in 4lb-8lb. Also very durable and scratch resistant for I have sat it down and It slipped and hit a rock and no noticeable scratches. On the water it performs like a true top notch spinning reel . The drag is awesome and very smooth,and holds up all day to some tough fishing. With 8lb flouroclear It seemed like it was casting a mile.I have been fishing with it for about two months and been out at least 40 times with it and haven't encountered any problems with it yet. All in all I am very pleased with my first purchase of a "high end" spinning reel and would definitely recommend checking it out if your on the market for a new spinning reel.