In the last month or two, I have had some really big hook-ups with tuna and spanish mackerel while I am trolling at a fairly fast speed. They hit so hard that it bends the Ram ball mount right back down so the rod is in the water.
This is the reason for my primary investigations and subsequently the request for railblaza to look into a functional bar (41mm) mount.
I got tired of picking my rods (and reels) out of the water when I was fishing, and for some reason, I could never tighten the 'Xamm Ball' (you know what I mean) tight enough to prevent the hammering that it would get from the New Zealand Kingfish, sharks and stingrays..
The product which i tested on my 40km trip was excellent but that was only temporary, I would expect the replacement (genuine fitting) to be awesome.
Yes I know what you mean with the RAM ball mounts pulling back when you get a decent hookup. I have been looking into what a few guys in the East of Australia do 'Bull horn' holder type but mounted with Ram fittings because that is what we have started with.
copied this idea and it seems to work well. BUT it is a pity that we have to modify these mounts to make them work properly. I probably would have gone with the Railblaza gear if I did not already have so much Ram mount gear.