[SHIMANO] "Kattobi" Spool Bearing Kit - AIR CERAMIC - [1030AIR & 1030AIR] for 20 EXSENCE DC SS, SLX, SLX DC, ALDEBARAN, CHRONARCH, CALCUTTA CONQUEST, CALCUTTA CONQUEST DC, Metanium, ANTARES, CORE, CURADO, Scorpion

[SHIMANO] "Kattobi" Spool Bearing Kit - AIR CERAMIC - [1030AIR & 1030AIR] for 20 EXSENCE DC SS, SLX, SLX DC, ALDEBARAN, CHRONARCH, CALCUTTA CONQUEST, CALCUTTA CONQUEST DC, Metanium, ANTARES, CORE, CURADO, Scorpion

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Description

"Kattobi" Tuning kit is special bearing for bait casting reels.
It is a 2-pack set.
Bearing size : 1030AIR (3mm x 10mm x 4mm) & 1030AIR (3mm x 10mm x 4mm)

With English instructions, even the beginner can easily replace bearings.
Please enjoy the upgrade of your reel!!

AIR bearing


AIR bearings are super high-revolution bait finesse bearings that excel with lures from 1g to 28g.

By the adoption of a small-diameter ceramic ball and high-strength molding housing,
you can cast lures of the MAX 1oz class, not to mention what is most suitable for finesse fishing with baitcast reel.
The bearing is NOT a weak design for exclusive use to finesse fishing with baitcast reel.
Having a rotary response by casting a ultra lightweight lure, you can taste the same sense as the use of normal bearing.

Once you try the "AIR" and cast it, you can feel the difference.
Please experiance the ultimate rotation performance of " AIR bearing".

* "AIR Bearing" is Designed & Trademark patent of HEDGEHOG STUDIO Co.,Ltd.


Product Features

AIR bearing
AIR bearing
Lure Weight

* When fully casting a lure weighing 20g or more, the maximum reachable distance is about the same for all bearings, but the AIR bearing series is easier to control at short distances such as pitching.
 (For lightweight lures weighing less than 20g, the AIR bearing series will increase the distance of a full cast compared to a regular bearing.)

* AIR BFS bearings are a cost-reduced version of AIR ceramic bearings.
It does not mean that AIR BFS bearings are more likely to produce greater distance when used in bait finesse than AIR ceramic bearings.
Even if only ultra-lightweight lures are used, the AIR ceramic bearing will provide superior total balance.

* If you want to use the highest performance bearing, choose the AIR Ceramic Series.
Lure weighing less than 20g → AIR Ceramic Bearing
Lure weighing more than 20g or used mostly in saltwater → AIR HD Ceramic Bearing

* The above recommended weights are for casting. Even heavier loads can be applied when not making full casts, such as jigging or offshore fishing.
(AIR Ceramic Bearing is recommended for offshore fishing when increasing the sinking speed of the trap is important, and AIR HD Ceramic Bearing is recommended for jigging main use.)

* All bearings can be used in saltwater, but the AIR HD ceramic bearing has the best corrosion resistance, followed by the ZHi bearing.


Compatibility

[Baitcasting Reel Series]

- 20 SLX DC 70, 71, 70HG, 71HG, 70XG, 71XG
- 19 SLX MGL 70, 71, 70HG, 71HG, 70XG, 71XG

- 20 EXSENCE DCSS HG, XG

- 18 ALDEBARAN MGL 30, 31, 30HG, 31HG
- 15 ALDEBARAN 50, 51 *B
- 09 ALDEBARAN Mg, Mg7

- 17 CHRONARCH MGL 150, 151, 150HG, 151HG, 150XG, 151XG
- 14 CHRONARCH CI4+ 150, 151, 150HG, 151HG

- 21 ANTARES NORMAL, HG, XG
- 12 ANTARES NORMAL, HG
- 06 ANTARES AR, DC, DC7
- 98 Scorpion ANTARES Early Model, Ver.2, 5

- 15 Metanium DC NORMAL, HG, XG
- 13 Metanium NORMAL, HG, XG
- 08 Metanium MgDC, MgDC7
- 07 Metanium Mg, Mg7
- 05 Metanium XT
- 00 Metanium Mg

- 21 Scorpion DC 150, 151, 150HG, 151HG, 150XG, 151XG
- 19 Scorpion MGL 150, 151, 150HG, 151HG, 150XG, 151XG
- 17 Scorpion DC 100, 101, 100HG, 101HG
- 16 Scorpion 70 NORMAL, HG, XG
- 14 Scorpion 200, 201, 200HG, 201HG
- 11 Scorpion DC, DC7
- 10 Scorpion XT 1000, 1001
- 09 Scorpion XT 1500, 1501, 7
- 04 Scorpion Mg 1000, 1001
- 03 Scorpion Quickfire
- 00 Scorpion 1000, 1001
- 97 Scorpion 1500, 1501
- 97 Scorpion Metanium XT (Silver meta)
- 94 Scorpion Quickfire
- 93 Scorpion 1500, 1501 *C
- 92 Bantam Scorpion Metanium XT (Red meta)*C

- 15 CURADO 200, 201 PG, NORMAL, HG
- 14 Brenious
- 16 Stile PG, XG *B
- 16 CASITAS MGL

- 12-13 EXSENCE DC
- 09 CARDIFF 50SDC, 51SDC

- 10 Amenista
- 06 SPEEDMASTER 200, 201
- 11 BASS ONE XT
- 05 BASS ONE XT 200
- 02 AXIS Ver.2, 100, 101, 400F, 401F
- 00 AXIS 100, 101
- 08 CHROMICA 100B
- 05 BASS RISE


[CALCUTTA series]

- 20 CALCUTTA CONQUEST 100DC, 101DC, 100HGDC, 101HGDC, 200HGDC, 201HGDC
- 19 CALCUTTA CONQUEST 200DC, 201DC
- 15 CALCUTTA CONQUEST 100HG, 101HG, 200HG, 201HG
- 14 CALCUTTA CONQUEST 100, 101, 200, 201
- 15 OCEA CONQUEST 200PG, 201PG
- 14 OCEA CONQUEST 200HG, 201HG

- 13 OCEA CALCUTTA 300HG, 301HG *C
- 12 OCEA CALCUTTA 200PG, 201PG *C
- 11 OCEA CALCUTTA 200HG, 201HG *C
- 10 OCEA CALCUTTA CONQUEST 200 TypeJ-HG, 201 TypeJ-HG, 200 TypeJ-PG, 300 TypeJ-HG

- 07 CALCUTTA CONQUEST 300 Type J-M
- 06 CALCUTTA CONQUEST 300 Type J

- 12 CALCUTTA 100, 101, 200, 201 *C
- 13 CALCUTTA 300, 301, 400, 401
- 12 CALCUTTA 300F, 301F, 400F, 401F *C

- 11 CALCUTTA CONQUEST 50DC, 51DC *C
- 03, 04, 09, 10 CALCUTTA CONQUEST 100DC, 101DC, 200DC, 201DC
- 00, 01 CALCUTTA CONQUEST 100, 101, 200, 201, 300
- 05 CALCUTTA 100, 101, 200, 201, 400
- CALCUTTA XT 100, 101, 200, 201 *C
- Early CALCUTTA 100, 200 *C

- 07 CALCUTTA CONQUEST スミイカスペシャル-Sumiika Special
- 06 CALCUTTA ISO- 400, 700
- 04,05CALCUTTA CONQUEST 300F, 301F, 400F, 401F, 800F, 1000F, 1001F


[Ship Series]

- 14 Barchetta CI4+ 200HG, 300HG
- 14 Barchetta BB 200HG, 300HG
- 14 BAY GAME 300, 301, 300HG, 301HG
- 10 BAY GAME Type G 300, 301
- 10 BAY GAME HG Type G 300HG, 301HG
- 07 BAY GAME 300F, 301F
- 11 Salty One HG, PG
- 09 炎月-ENGETSU NORMAL, 7
- 10 炎月-ENGETSU BB NORMAL, HG, PG
- 08-09 CURADO Type J 200, 201, 300, 301, 300H, 301H
- 06 SPEEDMASTER 200, 201
- 09 BIOCRAFT Quickfire 300XH, 300XH Type G
- 08 BIOCRAFT 300XH
- 02 BIOCRAFT 400F
- 12 幻風-GENPU Type G 300, 301
- 11 幻風-GENPU XT Type G 300XT, 301XT


How to replace bearings in SHIMANO Baitcasting Reels

Standard SHIMANO Bait Reel Bearing Replacement Procedure

This bearing kit is to replace two bearings of a reel spool.
Normally, one is on the "SVS Brake side", and the other one is "under the mechanical knob cap" on the handle side.

For further details, please visit the following link.

Standard SHIMANO Bait Reel Bearing Replacement Procedure


For 15 ALDEBARAN, 16 Stile *B

SHIMANO How to replace bearings in 15 ALDEBARAN and 16 Stile

* Note 1 : For 16 Stile and 15 ALDEBARAN, like no other reel, bearings on the "spool shaft" and "SVS Brake side" are supposed to be replaced. (indicated by arrows in the picture)
So you need a Spool Bearing Pin Remover when replacing spool shaft bearing of those reels. >http://www.hedgehog-studio.co.jp/product/2


For further details, please visit the following link.

SHIMANO How to replace bearings in 15 ALDEBARAN and 16 Stile


About Spool Shaft Bearings *C
Lille sign of C is attached *, the side cover plate side, in addition to the two locations of the mechanical brake knob side, it is equipped with a further bearing also on the spool shaft portion.

The size of the spool shaft bearing is 1150ZZ size (inner diameter 5mm × OD 11mm × thickness 4mm).
If necessary, please purchase separately your favorite type of bearing.
1150AIR HD or 1150AIR or 1150AIR BFS or 1150ZR or 1150ZHi


Other bearing replacement methods for DC-equipped reels

The following reels have bearings in the DC unit, so the replacement method on the side cover plate side is different from the usual method.

Please refer to the detailed replacement procedure for each reel.

16 ANTARES DC bearing replacement instructions
06 ANTARES DC/DC7- 07 ANTARES DC7-LV Bearing Replacement Instructions
15Metanium DC bearing replacement instructions
08 Metanium MgDC/MgDC7 bearing replacement instructions
12-13 EXSENCE DC bearing replacement instructions
11 Scorpion DC/DC7 bearing replacement instructions
03-11CALCUTTA CONQUEST DC series bearing replacement instructions


HEDGEHOG STUDIO Spool Bearing Pin Remover

HEDGEHOG STUDIO Spool Bearing Pin Remover

To replace a bearing on the spool shaft of most DAIWA and ABU GARCIA,
you need a special tool to remove the pin of spool shaft.
> http://www.hedgehog-studio.co.jp/product-list/2


FAQ

Q. Is it necessary to clean Hedgehog bearings before attaching to reel?

A. No, it isn't.
Generally, bearings available on the market for industrial use and hobbies have no good rotation very often, because relatively hard grease is often clogged up in the inside of the bearing and some dust get inside of the bearing.

Haven't you purchased the bearing of such low-priced editions, washed the them yourself and used them up to now?
Have you ever experienced to heard some noise or felt some rumbling from bearings after cleaning them thoroughly?
You never get good results no matter how many times it its washed, as long as the accuracy of bearing is bad.

All bearings of HEDGEHOG STUDIO are tuned up and coordinated "Just for fishing reels".
All the bearings are selected one by one by our craftsman's hand after assembly, and only the bearings with excellent rotation performance pass the checks.
And they are filled up with the "Alchemy Oil" developed only for the bearing, and are shipped.

Therefore, it is not necessary to clean or to lubricate oil of a different manufacturer since our bearing condition is the highest in performance when they arrive to you.
You will be able to get the best performance by just opening the package of bearings and setting them to your reel.

Q. What is the rating of your (HEDGEHOG STUDIO'S) bearing in the ABEC (Annular Bearing Engineers' Committee) scale?

A. It is the question we get most often from overseas customers.
Because the bearings of HEDGEHOG STUDIO are Japanese-made products developed exclusively for reels, it is not applied to the ABEC scale which is an American Standard.
However, the performance is the "non-standard" quality and precision which exceeds ABEC9 rating.

Q. Is it easy to replace the bearing?


A. Yes, it comes with installation instructions in the kit, so you can easily replace the bearings the first time.
Moreover, the bearing currently attached in the inner part of the spool shaft is also replaceable by using the spool bearing remover of HEDGEHOG STUDIO.

Q. Does it cause backlash easily because the spool becomes high rotation?

A. On the contrary, it causes backlash less. Casting softly gives rise to sufficient rotational force so that you can make a cast by utilizing the bending of the rod.
Especially, among professional anglers on tours day after day,
There is also much evaluation of being very hard to get tired since useless energy is not nesesarry for casting, and becoming easy to carry out thier control.
However, each person has its own habit in their cast. For anglers who had cast with all thier might up to now, we suggest setting up the brake somewhat stonger at the bebinning then gradually getting used to it.

Q. Is oil lubrication necessary for bearing?

A. Except for some bearings, HEDGEHOG STUDIO's bearings are lubricated with proper amount of Alchemy Oil and then shipped .
(* Alchemy Oil Ultra Light is used for baitcast reels.)

After the purchase, when attaching bearing to reel at first, there is neither necessity for degreasing nor oil lubrication.
However, since the oil film becomes gradually weak after going fishing several times, in that case please put one drop of the Alchemy oil into the bearing, so that the initial performance will last much longer.

Alchemy Oil is a special oil for ultra-low friction.
When lubricated by mixed with a lot of frictional resistance oil of others, there is a fear that bringing down the initial performance.
We recommend lubrication of Alchemy Oil.