In new/unused condition as I doubt it has ever been used and very well looked after.
The Kingpin Zeppelin pushes the boundaries in what can be achieved in precision engineering. This 3D reel is only possible with state of the art CAD/CAM design software and multi-axis machining centers. The spool is perfectly balanced in all planes and due to the unique design, it feels strong, balanced and smooth.
Kingpin uses ‘L series grade’ aluminium which is true Aerospace grade. It’s stronger and purer, which enables Kingpin to machine more away, while at the same time, not sacrificing strength. The Zeppelin machined down to its cutting edge design is only possible with true Aerospace Grade Aluminum. Only the best will do.
Pay attention to how the spokes of the spool concave in the middle. This is the same on every plane giving the reel a completely bridged design which makes it 5x stronger than anything else available
Check out the slot-less handle axles that hold the hand-polished handles in place. These are made in house along with everything else on the reel. You will notice that a lot of the reels on the market use “of the shelf” general purpose screws, Kingpin does not!
The slots Kingpin mills into the inside of the drum where the lines lays really emphasize the precision milling. Making them only 3mm in width is much harder and more time-consuming. Most reels have no slots but the ones that do are not like this!
All Kingpin backplates are Defense Standard hard anodized. Reels are always laid on their back so it makes sense to make them scratch resistant, tougher than steel. It’s twice the cost but five times better. Kingpin is the only manufacturer of center pins that applies this process as standard.
- Diameter: 5”
- Spool Width: 3/4”
- Bearings: German Marine Grade ABEC 7 Bearings
- Hand Release Spool Cap
- Lever Check Switch
- Defense Standard Hard Anodized Backplate