Shimano’s SKIXX reinvents the premium muskie rod market. The patented, high-strength, Spiral X, foundational structure enhances torsion and compression rigidity without adding extra weight, which facilitates instant power transmission for precise casting of heavy lures and ultimate control over big fish. In fact, Spiral X blanks are 250% more structurally rigid and 180% less prone to twisting than standard blank construction. The combination of Spiral X and Hi-Power X achieves the optimum balance between lightweight, strength and control. Plus, the two-piece models feature a unique construction that joins solidly into the foregrip, allowing ease of transport, storage and shipping, while delivering maximum strength and performance rivaling standard construction.