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Smoke® S3 PT

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Smoke® S3 PT
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Using Reel Engine Design 2.0™ – Quantum’s new Smoke S3 series is the product of a whole new way to build a spinning reel in an all aluminum uni-body construction, which keeps all the gears and key components in precise alignment for a smoother more durable reel, versus more typical 2-part reels. Speaking of gears, Smoke S3 reels feature an all-new asymmetric gear that is forged and machined from high-strength aluminum to allow the gears to mesh better for incredible durability and smoothness.
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Using Reel Engine Design 2.0™ – Quantum’s new Smoke S3 series is the product of a whole new way to build a spinning reel in an all aluminum uni-body construction, which keeps all the gears and key components in precise alignment for a smoother more durable reel, versus more typical 2-part reels. Speaking of gears, Smoke S3 reels feature an all-new asymmetric gear that is forged and machined from high-strength aluminum to allow the gears to mesh better for incredible durability and smoothness.

PT Technology

The rotor is manufactured from a special lightweight C4LF polymer material that contains a matrix of carbon fiber strands. Unlike other carbon fiber materials, the C4LF carbon fibers are longer creating a much stiffer design so the rotor won’t flex under heavy drag loads.

We’ve increased the number of bearing rollers in our anti-reverse clutch bearing to improve lock up and anti-reverse durability and insure it functions properly in cold temperatures.

Every PT reel comes from the factory with our proprietary PT Hot Sauce lubricants. Its formulated specifically for fishing reel applications to lower friction and increase the longevity of each reel.

We tested dozens of different bearing combinations in our Q Lab saltwater torture chamber before we found the perfect combination of materials and lubrication to withstand the harsh effects of Mother Ocean. Our PT AC bearings will resist rust and salt buildup to keep your reel running smooth even in the harshest saltwater conditions.

PT Bearings are built to our exact design standards of performance specifications. We’ve tested hundreds of bearings in our Q Lab  to determine the exact bearing specifications that can stand up to the abuse and stress from the most demanding anglers.

Multiple anodize, primer, and finish coatings create a sealed barrier of saltwater protection to ward off the effects of Mother Ocean.

The foot on every PT spinning reel is offset in relation to the stem. Why you ask? That slight offset shifts the weight of the reel rearward on the rod helping to balance today’s longer rod lengths adding that extra edge in sensitivity.

A precisely designed geometry of the bail and line roller works in concert with the super smooth oscillation system to create level line lay while minimizing line twist.

Our proprietary spool lip design maximizes casting distance because of its unique geometry. The line comes off the lip with very little friction and is in tight coils which aids in reducing friction from the rod guides, thus longer, more effortless casts. A braid band also means you can tie braid directly to the spool without slippage.

A CAD designed rotor perfectly balances the rotor components and minimizes weight so there is no wobble or vibration on retrieve. A skeletal design minimizes weight while maximizing strength.

Reel Engine technology is based on an aluminum uni-body that is precision machined to provide a more solid foundation for gears and drive shaft in a single rear-accessible compartment. All critical machining is performed while the body is held in a single set-up fixture which results in a more precision machined part that aligns gears, bearings, and shafts perfectly. This results in silky smooth, super free cranking due to the more consistent and tighter tolerances.

Most standard aluminum alloys contain impurities that create microscopic sites in the material for corrosion to occur. Our SCR alloy eliminates certain impurities from the alloy that prohibits the formation of corrosion.

The speed of the spool stroke is optimized to yield a perfect line lay with no cranking vibration. The result is improved casting distance, sensitivity, and better drag performance as the line comes off the spool consistently.  The oscillation system combined with our Max Cast spool design creates one of the longest casting spinning reels we’ve ever designed.

A bent bail can cause the trip system to malfunction and ruin your day on the water.  Our patented nickel-titanium “memory metal” will return to its original shape even after the bail is bent or dropped to keep it functioning properly. The bail is also thinner than standard bails to reduce weight and produce a more balanced feel when cranking.

We precisely machine the teeth on each aluminum drive gear instead of diecasting like most spinning reels. The tooth profile is a unique asymmetric design to increase the rolling contact of the drive train making the reel smoother and able to withstand higher loads and increasing its durability.  

Our patented multi drag disk design combines carbon and ceramic washers to perfectly balance smoothness with power.  The carbon washers have the job of providing stopping power and good drag lockdown. Our latest improvement is the addition  of washers containing a plasma coated ceramic material that provides smoothness, dissapates heat, and won't wear out after heavy drag use.  For light line anglers, a redesigned micro adjustment system provides precise fine-tuning at low drag settings.

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