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The video is a taste of what you could expect from a Svivlo reel – distance with smooth and controlled action and minimized risk of backlash. We’ve named our first reel “Genesis” as we know this is going to be a new beginning in baitcasting. The images are showing a prototype.
Backlash is caused by several factors but simply because the spool continues to feed out line even after the lure has stopped pulling the line. This is mainly due to spool mass and rotational speed in combination with lure weight and shape. Higher rotational speed and lower lure weight with an irregular shape results in more backlash. This means that the more distance you need the more backlash you get.
What is done to solve the problem?
There are currently no properly working solution on the market. To reduce the problem there are many efforts to use centrifugal and magnetic brakes, reducing spool mass and reduce level wind friction. The problem is that these solutions combined are counterproductive. The brakes reduce cast distance while reduced friction increases spool rotational speed which in turn produce more backlash. As a result you are also forced to use your thumb which in itself has a steep learning curve with time taken away from actual fishing.
Is the problem solvable?
To really fix this problem you need a completely new technology based on new principles. This technology should only reduce the spool rotational speed when the lure stops pulling the line independent of spool speed. but this already exists you might think. No, it is a Swedish watchmaker with incredible good sense of mechanics who managed to invent a genius technology that solved the “unsolvable” problem and takes baitcasting to the future.
Svivlo might sound like a made up word but is in fact a old Norse for “spinning around” and also a dialect of “Svirvel” which was a lure made out of tin.
What better reason than this to name our brand Svivlo.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I still need the centrifugal brake?
No! The centrifugal brake drastically shortens cast distance as it brakes all the time and more the more distance you need
Do I still need the magnetic brake?
No! The magnetic brake drastically shortens cast distance as it brakes all the time and more the more distance you need
Do I need the spool tension brake?
No! The spool brake is normally not used but adds the ability to adjust the agressivness of the Alphabrake under extreme conditions.
Do I need to use my thumb?
No, not to stop backlash! Under normal circumstances Alphabrake will eliminate backlash. You only need to use yor thumb to stop the lure at a specific spot.
How does Alphabrake work?
The Alphabrake is a fully mechanical deceleration brake system activated and regulated solely by spool speed reduction. Brake force is applied in proportion to the amount of deceleration – more deceleration means more brake force. This is especially useful when using a lighter lure or casting in heavy head-wind. The Alphabrake is deactivated during acceleration and adjusts brake force automatically throughout the cast.