Distance is much better, and close in work is effortless
My original order was for some ABEC 5 kits to go into some Pfleuger reels that felt like they were full of peanut butter. Boca bearings cured that problem in spades. Now I just have to be very careful about my casting adjustments. Distance is much better, and close in work is effortless with the new bearings.
Along with the above order I also purchased the spool pin tool—just about the best idea since sliced bread. No more worries about buggering up the pin and having to order another whole spool assembly with a bearing installed that you were trying to replace in the beginning.
I’m sure that the ABEC 7 bearings are a step above the 5’s in performance, but the 5’s are such a transformation over the original bearings, that I’m quite satisfied for now.