Box Porn, or just extravagance ?

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Not sure about the drawers in the flah guru box
Seems abit overkill to try and stop water getting in. Ive never had an issue with water getting in on any box and honestly expect it to get wet in there
The drawers might well jam with a slight bit of grit. Time will tell.
 

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Generally if it's raining I tend to be sat on my box with a coat on or at least a brolly.
If I'm not on my box I've got a cover for it anyway so if it gets that bad the cover can go on
 

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To be honest for £1500 I'd want a flunky holding a brolly over me while I fished... if it ain't waterproof it's not worth the money
 

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Guru is a huge seller for Rive in the UK and as has been said - people will still buy them for either the look or necessity to have the latest thing. The standard RSW is pretty much the same without the backplate and inserts which guru supply, and a lot cheaper. Supply has been slow but if you look on FB the deliveries of boxes and the crazily in demand Mini twin rollers.

The RSW system seems a good evolution and an adaptor for £35 allows you to upgrade from previous drawers - i will probably swap over time. It also now gives you the option to stack single drawers without the tray underneath so more versatile.

My last box was an RS1 which i loved but as many have said ove-time if not mantained or over tightened can fail. I have recently gone back to the new Black ST which is lovely with the standard leg brackets. The open leg system is used a lot on the continent as you can see by the multitude of accessories. I personally use the Open Leg Top system for side trays/brolley to get the perfect height. It is fairly easy to remove these, refit on your ST and then replace once the leg is on. Damian Beggs did a quick video on this on FB.

Ive had an Octbox which i loved, but it did have faults and the price has risen dramatically over the last few years with popularity.

Any box of that value is a significant investment, better to ask to try someones on the bank first in use to see its benefits, much like poles. My lad has a MAP H30 Lite - lovely box too, especially for the money.

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This is the new Rive ST8 which the Guru ST8 is based on...

Screenshot 2021-02-01 212029.jpg

The ST8 was one of the first frames of this type and shortly after the HSP platform was introduced with four legs on the platform and two on the box, for stability.
Then came the box section framed ST18 followed by the RS1, RS2 and then the open legged ST18's
Now it's going round circle on the round tubular frames again but with the added bonus of the HSP platform, better seat, and magnetic bottom tray for stack systems. Notice the lack of 'open leg' system on the one above
 

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I'm not shy at spending but come on £1500 for a box with no extending rear legs and will need an extra tray to bring up to right height .How much will guru's next effort be £2000 . Saying that this will probably be two grand by the time you've added the extras ,but dont panic you're spools of line and shot /stotz will stay bone dry (y)
 

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I've yet to see the new Guru RSW extra trays for sale, or even listed yet within the UK, however they are available for the RIVE RSW...

Winder tray...


Standard trays...

 

ulladubulla

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This is the new Rive ST8 which the Guru ST8 is based on...

Screenshot 2021-02-01 212029.jpg

The ST8 was one of the first frames of this type and shortly after the HSP platform was introduced with four legs on the platform and two on the box, for stability.
Then came the box section framed ST18 followed by the RS1, RS2 and then the open legged ST18's
Now it's going round circle on the round tubular frames again but with the added bonus of the HSP platform, better seat, and magnetic bottom tray for stack systems. Notice the lack of 'open leg' system on the one above
Thats what ive got Dave - lovely!
 

ulladubulla

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I've yet to see the new Guru RSW extra trays for sale, or even listed yet within the UK, however they are available for the RIVE RSW...

Winder tray...


Standard trays...

All the RSW units/drawers are available to order now - i think there was a guy on the rive page showing his converted box. Again not cheap but the drawer system looks robust and thought out.
 

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I've got the older ST8 and tbh it's solid, no issues with it whatsoever.
The only thing I'm not overwhelmed with, mine has the silver aluminium trays which since I've cleaned up seem too shiny :)
They need to dull down a bit, or the version 2 might take it's place ;)
 

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I've got the older ST8 and tbh it's solid, no issues with it whatsoever.
The only thing I'm not overwhelmed with, mine has the silver aluminium trays which since I've cleaned up seem too shiny :)
They need to dull down a bit, or the version 2 might take it's place ;)
Paint them pink Dave , to go with your fair complexion.
 

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I contemplated stripping them and spraying them but from what I've seen on the web the paint doesn't adhere well to the ali and besides that once painted it devalues them anyway.

I might just drop a few hints nearer my birthday ;)
 

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I contemplated stripping them and spraying them but from what I've seen on the web the paint doesn't adhere well to the ali and besides that once painted it devalues them anyway.

I might just drop a few hints nearer my birthday ;)
If You're thinking of stripping the units down, get them anodised.
 

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This is the new Rive ST8 which the Guru ST8 is based on...

Screenshot 2021-02-01 212029.jpg

The ST8 was one of the first frames of this type and shortly after the HSP platform was introduced with four legs on the platform and two on the box, for stability.
Then came the box section framed ST18 followed by the RS1, RS2 and then the open legged ST18's
Now it's going round circle on the round tubular frames again but with the added bonus of the HSP platform, better seat, and magnetic bottom tray for stack systems. Notice the lack of 'open leg' system on the one above
I like that model 👌
 

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To be honest for £1500 I'd want a flunky holding a brolly over me while I fished... if it ain't waterproof it's not worth the money
You’ve watched far too many BSB, WSB and Moto - gp races Arry. 🤣🤣👍
 

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I contemplated stripping them and spraying them but from what I've seen on the web the paint doesn't adhere well to the ali and besides that once painted it devalues them anyway.

I might just drop a few hints nearer my birthday ;)
Not even using an etch primer Dave ? Although expensive ... powder coating perhaps ?
 
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