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Old 06-02-2013, 05:12 PM   #1
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Best sliptip

I noticed some sliptips have floppers and some don't. Which one is better or does it matter? Its for my Riffe 120x 5/16 shaft.
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:31 PM   #2
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Re: Best sliptip

Never seen a slip tip with a flopper, but maybe I dont get out much. I have both Mori's and Wong's slip tips, but Mori is the only one I would ever buy again. Shafts and tips, theres only one name....... MORI
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:44 PM   #3
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I agree, I love my Mori slip tip.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:53 PM   #4
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Re: Best sliptip

I consider my Wong and Mori tips to be the best. The only difference is that the Wong has a tiny tricut point which may aid penetration of bone or gill cover, although someone told me that Mori may have copied that feature recently.

There are two tips with floppers that I'm aware of. One is the JBL Warhead, but I've never used one. The other is the old Kitto Slim Slip Tip. I'm not sure if he still makes them or not, but I used them for a few years.

In the photo next to the Wong, the Wong is on the left. You can see that tricut if you look closely.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:18 PM   #5
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Re: Best sliptip

best slip tip is really based on what your useing it for tuna? small fish? grouper? their lots of options out their some are really for certain applications
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:57 PM   #6
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I consider my Wong and Mori tips to be the best. The only difference is that the Wong has a tiny tricut point which may aid penetration of bone or gill cover, although someone told me recently that Mori may have copied that feature recently.

There are two tips with floppers that I'm aware of. One is the JBL Warhead, but I've never used one. The other is the old Kitto Slim Slip Tip. I'm not sure if he still makes them or not, but I used them for a few years.

In the photo next to the Wong, the Wong is on the left. You can see that tricut if you look closely.
Bill I think the tri-cut is only on the 3/8 slip tip. I could be wrong though.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:31 AM   #7
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Re: Best sliptip

Really liked my kitto tip
Mori is always top notch
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If I needed one right now I'd just order a warhead from neptonics for 65 bucks and save some cash
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:07 AM   #8
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I want to get one for WSB and YT.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:14 AM   #9
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Re: Best sliptip

Why is there a slip tip with a flopper? I always thought they were two different type of tips...not combined.
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Why is there a slip tip with a flopper? I always thought they were two different type of tips...not combined.
I suppose the reason is to make sure the tip comes off the adapter. I can think of one time when it might have been helpful. I shot a very large white sea bass using a Mori tip and the tip didn't go all of the way through the fish. The tip didn't deploy, and slid back out with the shaft.

I had tape on the shaft so there was no question of a scale or meat jamming the slide ring and holding the tip on. Many other times I've had my tip deploy inside a fish with no problem. It just didn't work that time, and of course that was the biggest white sea bass I've ever shot.
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:00 PM   #11
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I suppose the reason is to make sure the tip comes off the adapter. I can think of one time when it might have been helpful. I shot a very large white sea bass using a Mori tip and the tip didn't go all of the way through the fish. The tip didn't deploy, and slid back out with the shaft.

I had tape on the shaft so there was no question of a scale or meat jamming the slide ring and holding the tip on. Many other times I've had my tip deploy inside a fish with no problem. It just didn't work that time, and of course that was the biggest white sea bass I've ever shot.
So its basically an extra pre caution?
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:17 PM   #12
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So its basically an extra pre caution?
I guess so.

But then some people are going to point out that the flopper creates more drag and resistance to penetration.
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:47 PM   #13
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This may be more than you want to know, but I'll point out something about the Kitto tip. Notice that it has a replaceable point. You could even have tricut and pencil points to switch off on the same tip. When it first came out about 15 years ago, Kitto pushed it as a money saver. If you hit a rock, you didn't have to replace the entire tip- you could just buy another screw-on point. That didn't turn out to be true.

With tips like the Wong, Mori, and Alexander, the adapter bottoms out in the hole in the tip. If you hit a rock, the force is absorbed there. But with the Kitto, the adapter doesn't bottom out. The force is absorbed where the thin shoulder at the rear of the tip rests on the curved portion of the adapter.

So when a buddy of mine shot a rock at Crystal Cove and mushed the point of his tip, his first thought was that he just had to replace the point. Then he noticed that the rear end was blown out too, so he still had to buy a new tip.

I never had that problem since I don't shoot at calicos and other fish down near rocks, but its something to consider if you do.
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:13 PM   #14
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best hhhmmmm let me think.. mori.....
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:10 AM   #15
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Re: Best sliptip

Great info guys so which is the best one for WSB and YT? Flopper or no flopper? Pencil tip or tri cut tip?
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