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Looks like a monster spinning reel! I find it very appealing and specs look amazing.

maybe this is the "big news" AlanHawk was talking about... They claim to be 100& NZ made, however I find their English on their website witness someone not English speaking...

It may be a lego reel from a oem provider... I find it very similar to the JM spin reel, but I haven't studied the photos.

Some input from our NZ friends would be nice :)

see website: https://www.ryvl-nz.com/reel

See also vid on their reels on Vimeo
 

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I agree. They look like an exact replica of accurate boss reels... There are so many copycats out there now its hard to keep track where they come from... I think these reels are coming out of either China or Taiwan and are branded by highest bidder.
 

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They claim to be 100& NZ made, however I find their English on their website witness someone not English speaking...
Agree the website language is not from a native English speaker.
Sounds like Asian version of English.

I DID NOT see any mention of NZ MADE,
I did see NZ Brand mentioned several times.
That does not mean the reels are manufactured in NZ.
In fact, the lack of them mentioning they are manufactured in NZ,
makes me say 99% made in ROC.
Republic of China
Made in China

OEM reel with a name on it.
If somebody looked hard enough,
they could probably find same reel on alibaba
or dhgate or one of the other chinese sales sites.

We're starting a new trade cold war with china,
so no chinese reels for us.
I also gave up eating chinese food ;) :)
 

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Looks like it may be a fake site, too.
Contact is email only.
No address, phone number,etc.
News tab has lots of what looks like Chinese writing.
Unless there is evidence of others getting what they pay for, I would beware.

:)
 

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I think so aswell @HungryJack very sneaky approach however if the product is good I welcome them...

if you check out the about section they write the follow(I quote):
"RYVL is a manufacturer of advanced technology focused on high performance sports equipment and accessories. It is a 100% New Zealand brand and has its own design team with nearly 20 years of development experience, launching new designs and products every year. Will make more customers to have a chance to enjoy the pure pleasure from the Ryvl products"

It gets evident that this is not legit when you read the company´s business vision on the same page (I qoute): "RYVL is a kind of sharing. Everything we achieved is to make people understand that getting good things doesn't have to be as difficult as you think. RYVL is never ends"

Had to read that twice to understand what they meant... still I am clueless, LOL.

It gets interesting as I find a European dealer of ryvl reels here: https://www.otter-meer.com (a whole website dedicated to these reels). although they have the same vision as they're NZ site...

There was a lot of controversy when JM came into the market aswell but damn they have sold a lot of expensive conventional reels and products all over the world for years now. It may be a knock off accurate design, but they made it better, and now it seems people are copying the copycat. I just wish the OEM company went rouge and stopped selling it as lego to others. Then they would control the business chain, service department etc. and really take the fight to the big two´s

did you see the video of the spinreel? seems well built and has a very free spinning handle.

copy paste specs from website:
Key Feature:
Model:ULTRA GT10000
Braid Capacity PE3/360m PE4/300m PE5/240m
Ball Bearings: 7+1
Gear Ratio: 5.6:1
Max Drag:30kg
weight:555g
* Machine cut body,side plate,rotor and exterior parts from
A6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum.
* Precision CNC machined drive gear.
* Heavy duty one-piece bail wire.
* 7 sealed stainless steel ball bearings.
* Always on Anti Reverse bearing.
* waterproof drag system with carbon drag washer.
* Wave spring of drag system provides smooth and strong drag force.
* Rotor brake design with manual bail trip system to reduce line twist.
* Machined aluminum strong handle arm.
* Braid ready spool.
* Line capacity ring design.
* Skeleton rotor.
 

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I think so aswell @HungryJack very sneaky approach however if the product is good I welcome them...
You should pack your tools and go to
the tackle show in China, then visit Weihai China.
Breakdown reels at the show you like,
visit some factories also.
Find the diamond in the rough,
and then we have Hafnor Reels :)
 

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Looks like it may be a fake site, too.
Contact is email only.
No address, phone number,etc.
News tab has lots of what looks like Chinese writing.
Unless there is evidence of others getting what they pay for, I would beware.

:)
It isnt a scam, they sell their products on trademe.co.nz, our main vehicle for online trade here. They have for years, and would be removed if not genuine. Just checked, 395 sales, 99.3 % positive feedback. Reels are sold overseas as seacope, or seacope rival. Not made in NZ though
 

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Hi, am from New Zealand and just about brought one as seemed to be a great deal, but decided to check out as much as I can and it seems it is not made in NZ as nobody knows of it, also noticed that the spelling was incorrect on the rod (MODLE instead of MODEL). I know a few independent rod producers and tell have never heard of either.
Hope this helps.
 

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Agree the website language is not from a native English speaker.
Sounds like Asian version of English.

I DID NOT see any mention of NZ MADE,
I did see NZ Brand mentioned several times.
That does not mean the reels are manufactured in NZ.
In fact, the lack of them mentioning they are manufactured in NZ,
makes me say 99% made in ROC.
Republic of China
Made in China

OEM reel with a name on it.
If somebody looked hard enough,
they could probably find same reel on alibaba
or dhgate or one of the other chinese sales sites.

We're starting a new trade cold war with china,
so no chinese reels for us.
I also gave up eating chinese food ;) :)
R.O.C REPUBLIC OF CHINA IS TAIWAN "NOT CHINA", P. R.C PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA IS CHINA, is like calling a UKRIANIAN, Russian.
 
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