ROD TECHNOLOGIES

SPIRAL X CORE

NEXT-GEN CONSTRUCTION USING HIGH-STRENGTH MATERIALS

Spiral X construction uses three layers: a blank made of vertical fibres, an inner layer and an outer layer, both comprising of carbon tape that tightly winds the blank diagonally in opposite directions. By using this carbon tape in place of a conventional horizontal fibre sheet, Spiral X achieves enhanced torsional rigidity without adding extra weight.

With Spiral X Core, the use of Carbon Infinity tape made using high-strength materials including *Nanoalloy® technology, further enhances the rod performance. 

In comparison with Spiral X, torsional & structural rigidity is improved by 10-15%

*Nanoalloy® technology is a registered trademark of Toray.

SPIRAL X

OVERCOME BLANK TWIST AND ENHANCED ROD PERFORMANCE

Spiral X construction consists of three layers: a blank made of vertical fibres, an inner layer and an outer layer, both comprising of carbon tape that tightly winds the blank diagonally in opposite directions. By using this carbon tape in place of a conventional horizontal fibre sheet, Spiral X achieves enhanced torsional rigidity without adding extra weight.

This in turn facilitates instant power transmission for precise casting and for fighting fish. Through its exclusive lightweight structure, Shimano’s Spiral X construction enhances anglers’ “Catching Power”

HI-POWER X

TOUGHER AND ACCURATE BENDING

In Hi-Power X construction, the blank's outermost layer is diagonally wrapped with carbon tape, which forms an array of "X" shapes. The width of the tape, its winding angle and the part of the rod being wrapped are fine-tuned according to the target fish species. 

The flexibility allows Shimano to adjust these wraps during construction for precise actions, enhanced overall strength and added twist resistance. In short, Hi-Power X construction delivers sharp and crisp rod control by the angler.

CARBON MONOCOQUE

SENSITIVE NERVES IN THE GRIP OF THE ROD

High sensitivity from a hollow rod butt made using a mould. A rod's rear grip has an important role to play in transferring subtle information coming from beneath the water surface. 

Carbon Monocoque grip is a hollow structure that is both light and sensitive, transferring even the smallest vibration to your hand.