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Ekich Ultimate Bobbin review

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Never tried the no ride one but I do like the ekich.  It does take a while to get use to.  can’t tell you how many times I’ve cut off the thread to watch the spring suck it right back to the spool. I rarely do that now.   

The only complaint I have is with the o-ring that holds the spool tight. Some spools are too lose.  Thinking cheap spools are held to a tight inside hole tolerance is wishful thinking,  sometimes I have to use a different o-ring

 

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34 minutes ago, rscconrad said:

Never tried the no ride one but I do like the ekich.  It does take a while to get use to.  can’t tell you how many times I’ve cut off the thread to watch the spring suck it right back to the spool. I rarely do that now.   

The only complaint I have is with the o-ring that holds the spool tight. Some spools are too lose.  Thinking cheap spools are held to a tight inside hole tolerance is wishful thinking,  sometimes I have to use a different o-ring

 

Did lubing the ring help at all?

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BTW, it is not that hard to spin the Ekich bobbin. All you have to do is hold the tube rather than the body and roll it in your fingers. Also the A seems like it balances much better than the S in the pictures.

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1 hour ago, samsonboi said:

BTW, it is not that hard to spin the Ekich bobbin. All you have to do is hold the tube rather than the body and roll it in your fingers. Also the A seems like it balances much better than the S in the pictures.

I put a 3/4 inch piece of vinyl junction tubing over the snout and it spins like a dream, balance is good.  Same with Rite bobbins, some others,  will post a picture if I am not making this very clear...

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I don't like the rite bobbins. It needs a support to grasp. I used one once, and hated it. I need it to have a frame, like the Ekich bobbin or a standard or Norvise bobbin. It needs at least a little protrusion to make it any good. But I get your drift. Interesting idea,

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