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#12450479 - 10/02/17 04:53 PM Ultrex Unbreakable shaft
pacertom Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/20/02
Posts: 1386
Loc: Lake Vilbig, Irving, TX
Well....not quite unbreakable. On Palenstine this weekend for the Bud Light, 3 hours in and the motor hit a stump, it flexed then an explosion, Cracked from the motor to the head. Sucks to happen at the Champ....

At All Star now awaiting a new one.


Edited by pacertom (10/02/17 04:54 PM)
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#12450495 - 10/02/17 05:09 PM Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: pacertom]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/13/07
Posts: 2045
Loc: Downtown Tomball, Texas
Dang it! I fell off my boat at the ramp a month ago holding onto to the Ultrex shaft, I broke the U shaped guide, and am still worried about the shaft, so far so good.
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#12450521 - 10/02/17 05:36 PM Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: pacertom]
dlwfish Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/21/05
Posts: 248
Loc: North TX
Snapped mine on a stump at Ray Roberts during Bass Champs this season..

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#12450561 - 10/02/17 05:55 PM Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: pacertom]
tx2va07 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/24/14
Posts: 524
Loc: Joshua, TX
Nothing is unbreakable

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#12450620 - 10/02/17 06:29 PM Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: pacertom]
Bobby Milam Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2878
Loc: Arlington
Dang, how fast are you guys trolling? I've been using terrovas for a few years and have it numerous stumps and other obstructions and never had one break. Bad thing is if I remember right us warranty covers a new shaft but installation is on your dime unless they changednit

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#12450629 - 10/02/17 06:38 PM Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: pacertom]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 6860
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Palestine stumps are a different world. I've fished 3 championships on Palestine now and all 3 boats we used sustained damage

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#12450669 - 10/02/17 07:01 PM Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: pacertom]
David Welcher Offline
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Registered: 06/02/10
Posts: 1756
Loc: Weatherford
I watched Mr Wicox go there back in January several years ago and he whacked em, went up there one year to the date of his show and I swear I felt like a pinball in a pinball machine. Never been back. I hate Bill Wilcox! He makes it look too easy.

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#12450702 - 10/02/17 07:25 PM Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: pacertom]
K.D. Online   content
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 13768
Loc: Hurst, TX
I did the same thing at the back of Monticello. To my surprise All-star replaced it under warranty. I was shocked but very grateful.

Edit....Mine is not an Ultrex. It's a Frtrex


Edited by K.D. (10/02/17 09:47 PM)

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#12451948 - 10/03/17 04:11 PM Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: Jaret Latta]
Bigron119 Offline
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Registered: 06/28/07
Posts: 4227
Loc: Lufkin, TX
Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
Palestine stumps are a different world. I've fished 3 championships on Palestine now and all 3 boats we used sustained damage



It's a mine field!!!

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#12451970 - 10/03/17 04:32 PM Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: Bobby Milam]
pacertom Offline
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Registered: 08/20/02
Posts: 1386
Loc: Lake Vilbig, Irving, TX
Originally Posted By: Bobby Milam
Dang, how fast are you guys trolling? I've been using terrovas for a few years and have it numerous stumps and other obstructions and never had one break. Bad thing is if I remember right us warranty covers a new shaft but installation is on your dime unless they changednit


Wasn't crazy fast....Dylan at All Star did say that Minn Kota had a mix up with some composites for a run of Ultrex models. They are breaking at 500#'s of pressure versus the 700#s - He has had quite a few in.
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#12452018 - 10/03/17 05:23 PM Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: pacertom]
Polly Gosh Lizard Offline
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Registered: 12/09/05
Posts: 304
Loc: Palo Gaucho Bayou, Toledo Bend
I went thru 2 shafts on 101 Foretrex then had them put on a salt water shaft. It's white but I could care less. Much thicker than the regular shaft. Y'all might consider getting one.
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#12452569 - 10/04/17 07:39 AM Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: pacertom]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 8482
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
I'm on my third one on an early model 101# iPilot. Hardly unbreakable.....

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#12452677 - 10/04/17 09:08 AM Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: pacertom]
Guide Richie White Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/13/02
Posts: 1109
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
I've been guiding for 27 years with Minn Kota TMs and have only broken 2 shafts. With my style of fishing, that's pretty amazing.

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#12452919 - 10/04/17 12:03 PM Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: pacertom]
coachallentca Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 3967
Loc: crowley
Don't they have a life time warranty on their shaft's?
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#12453145 - 10/04/17 02:50 PM Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: Guide Richie White]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 8482
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: Guide Richie White
I've been guiding for 27 years with Minn Kota TMs and have only broken 2 shafts. With my style of fishing, that's pretty amazing.


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