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   Old Thread  #30 2 May 2022 at 4.29pm  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I facebook messenger them and they always reply
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   Old Thread  #29 2 May 2022 at 7.16am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Best to call them in my experience
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   Old Thread  #28 1 May 2022 at 7.39pm  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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They don't seem to reply to emails
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   Old Thread  #27 30 Apr 2022 at 6.36pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Had some 16Ē ones delivered last week for Barbel combi rigs, they look great quality. However, I also ordered some low level ronnieís which werenít in the packaging (no damage so theyíd obviously been missed off the order). Emailed Gemini twice and havenít had a reply. Itís only a few quid but thatís not the point.
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   Old Thread  #26 29 Apr 2022 at 9.25pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No I was using the German rig as supplied with a tungsten anti tangle sleeve
When I wound in all that was left was the anti tangle sleeve
But on closer inspection there was the two halves of the fused ferrule in the sleeve
I have been using the booms for over a year with no issues previously
I then decided to do a pull test on the other booms I had and with hardly any effort 4 parted at the fused ferrule
Having now lost all confidence in the booms they all went in the bin
Just wanting to make others aware of the problem I had
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   Old Thread  #25 28 Apr 2022 at 8.53pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Is this a tungsten sleeve you have added? As far I am aware the gemini tidy booms are pure fluorocarbon with a fused loop at each end, one loop holding a swivel. Not sure what you mean by a ferrule. It is surprising to hear of problems with this product. A lot of people including me are using them regularly with no issues.
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   Old Thread  #24 28 Apr 2022 at 7.20pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Been using them for over a year with no issues until yesterday
Was playing a fish when I thought at first it had come off
When I reeled in all that was left was the tungsten sleeve.
On inspection of the sleeve the two halves of the fused ferrule were still in the sleeve
I decided to check the other Gemini booms and using two line hook pullers without any real tension 4 out off the eleven I had, snapped at the ferrule = definitely a lot less that the 30 lb stated
Now all booms are in the bin -
Yes I could contact Gemini - yes it could be a bad batch - but even if they were replaced I no longer have any confidence in them
Only posting this for others to check any they have
Gutted at not only loosing the fish but also the fish now has a hook, ronnie and boom to deal with

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   Old Thread  #23 21 Mar 2022 at 8.45am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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nice one,that was my other option.
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   Old Thread  #22 21 Mar 2022 at 6.29am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I went for a Ronnie swivel with a loop....my chod section is crimped so I just slide a gardner tungsten chod sleeve over everything.
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   Old Thread  #21 20 Mar 2022 at 10.46am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'd go for the ring swivel size 11 no loop personally. Same as crimping a ring swivel tight to ring using korda boom. Non custom its the 360 rig ones
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   Old Thread  #20 19 Mar 2022 at 6.05pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I want to use these for the shr, but I want to be able to change to chod section...would the German rig booms be suitable with heat shrink over the swivel??
which swivel did you choose on the end of your custom booms??
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   Old Thread  #19 18 Mar 2022 at 1.24pm  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I have been using these a while now and am very impressed. I have just received some custom 12" ones to use on a stiff hinge rig and they are very nice indeed...
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   Old Thread  #18 16 Mar 2022 at 6.30pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Just received my custom ones and I am really impressed. Obviously time will tell but early signs are good. Iím actually excited to get on the bank and use these
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   Old Thread  #17 14 Mar 2022 at 4.53pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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they are straight but not as good as korda boom for straightness IMO
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   Old Thread  #16 13 Mar 2022 at 8.40am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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no they don't, they're really rigid
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