Bimini Twists how good are they??,, gathering info

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Bimini Twists how good are they??,, gathering info

Postby Paulus » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:39 pm

Hi Guys

Some of the Braid Bimini Test Results to date.

The shpleen
4lb Berkley Crystal 13.99lb test.
60 twists 11.54lb line broke just above. 82%
60 twists 9.90lb pulled out of top. 70.7%
55 twists 13.99lb main line fail. Good result. 100%
55 twists 7.65lb 1 leg failed below twists. 54.7%

M.S. NZ.
50lb Shimano Powerpro 65.09lb test.
25 twists 46.0lb slipped. 70.7%

Pale ale
50lb Fins spectra orig prt test 60.50lb.
40 twists 40.43lb, 10mm line pulled out of top. 66.8%
40 twists 46.39lb, 10mmline pulled out of top. 76.67%
30lb Bionic test 63.56lb.
40 twists 33.16lb, 10mm line pulled out of top. 52.2%
40 twists 48.51lb, 10mmline pulled out of top. 76.3%

Bunny
30lb Fins orig prt test 51.36lb.
20 twists 42.45lb 10mm line pulled out of top. 82.6%
20 twists 40.18lb leg slipped then pulled out of top. 78.2%
50 twists 33.00lb 10mm line pulled out of top. 64.2%
50 twists 35.46lb 10mm line pulled out of top. 69.0%
Line tests showed this to be an inconsistent line,,, poor line.

goodoo
7lb Woodstock test 20.19lb.
70 twists 19.11lb 10mm line pulled out of top. 94.6%
70 twists 13.63lb broke 20mm above twist. 67.5%, damage to line during twist making.

20lb Woodstock test 42.00lb.
70 twists 33.00lb 10mm line pulled out of top. 78.6%
70 twists 35.46lb 10mm line pulled out of top. 84.4%

20lb Tasline 3strand heat treated tested 35.82lb
70 twists 24.00lb 10mm line pulled out of top. 67.0%
70 twists 23.22lb 10mm line pulled out of top. 64.8%

RB
60lb Fins metered tested 79.80lb.
11 twists 15.43lb slipped, line pulled down to become a knot and broke at 38.83lb. 19%
20 twists 23.94lb slipped, line pulled down would become a knot, then would cut the leader. 30%
30 twists 35.64lb slipped, line pulled down would become a knot. 44.5%

80lb Powerpro depth hunter tested 106.58lb.
11 twists 26.75lb slipped, line pulled down would become a knot, then would cut the leader. 25%
20 twists 43.51lb slipped. 40%
30 twists 65.38lb slipped. 61%

130lb Calcutta tested 166.16lb.
11 twists 35.42lb slipped then finally broke at 79.40 line pulled out of top. 21%
20 twists slight slip (3mm) then broke at 91.03lb line pulled out of top, broke at leg knot. 58%
30 twists slight slip (3mm) then broke at 82.80lb line pulled out of top, broke at leg knot. 49%

Art
Master braid 50lb tested 65.19lb
50 twists 51.43lb braid failed 60mm above bimini 78.9%
50 twists 38.47lb pulled out of spiral. 59%

Jb hollow 60lb tested 77.06lb
50 twists 61.22lb pulled out of spiral 79.4%
50 twists 62.12lb pulled out of spiral 80.6%

Sufix 832 65lb tested 88.25lb
50 twists 60.77lb pulled out of spiral 68.8%
50 twists 64.39lb pulled out of spiral 72.9%

GW
Daiwa metered 45lb tested 46.17lb
xx twists tested 39.89lb pulled 10mm out of the top 86.4%.

BerKley fireline 8lb tested 23.89lb
xx twists tested to 19.50lb failed well above the twist, most likely line damage due to bimini manufacturing. 81.6%

Fins 30lb tested 42.48lb
xx twists tested 32.78lb failed 5mm into the twist 77.2%

Joe C
80lb Fins Original Prt tested 93.19lb
Bimini tested 50.40lb broke main inside twists. 54.1%
20 turn bimini tested 74.03lb slipped then broke. 79%

80lb Fins Original Prt tested 93.19lb
Bimini tested 52.00lb broke main inside twists. 55.8%
20 turn bimini tested 56.01lb slipped then broke. 60.1%

50lb Platypus jigging Braid tested 79.80lb
Bimini tested 44.50lb broke main just above twists. 55.7%.
20 turn bimini tested 31.09lb slipped 39%.

Sent in by Fred
PT means it was pre twisted
JB 100lb hollow new 12st (sticky) tested 94.65lb
25 turns JB100 hollow new (sticky 64.37lb slipped 68%
25 turns PT JB100 hollow new (sticky 52.44lb slipped 55.4%
35 turns PT JB100 hollow new (sticky 68.68lb slipped 72.5%
45 turns PT JB100 hollow new (sticky 80.21lb, failed just above bimini, maybe roughed up, 84.7%

Berkley Big game 80lb hollow 12st (old tested 76.00lb
25 turns Big game 80 hollow (old 44.41lb slipped 58.4%
25 turns PT Big game 80 hollow (old 48.17lb cut legs 63.4%
35 turns PT Big game 80 hollow (old 63.42lb mainline fail in twists
45 turns PT Big game 80 hollow (old 62.25lb cut both legs, 82%

Toro tamer hollow 40 new tested 16st 50.78lb
25 turns Torotamer hollow 40 new 32.32lb braid fail above, maybe roughed up 63.6%
25 turns PT Torotamer hollow 40 new 28.64lb cut legs 56.4%
35 turns PT Torotamer hollow 40 new 43.40lb mainline fail in twists 85.4%
45 turns PT Torotamer hollow 40 new 46.28lb mainline fail in twists, 91%

A few things came out of this, slipery / coated lines tend to not hold as well for a given amount of turns.
The Torotamer being a dryer looking / feeling line as is the used big game seem to slip less in a bimini.
The 80lb Berkley big games breaking strain being as low as it is, it is low to start with.
The JB 100lb hollow only having 94.65lb bs.
This very much kills the 12 turn bimini as has been bandied about for a long time.

More to come
Last edited by Paulus on Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:58 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Bimini Twist tests how good are they,, gathering info

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