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Shimano Rod Cardiff AX

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Shimano Rod Cardiff AX
Shimano Rod Cardiff AX
Shimano Rod Cardiff AX

Rod Cardiff AX

SPIRAL X
HI-POWER X
SOFTUBETOP
CI4+

The Cardiff AX is the most advanced trout area range in the Shimano line up. Built using the finest, most advanced blends of carbon, these exquisite rods offer sublime performance across the complete range and take trout area rods to a new dimension of excellence.
The Cardiff AX is a rod for serious trout area anglers. If you appreciate the small intricacies that combine to produce more than the sum of their parts, the Cardiff AX is for you. You will certainly appreciate the stunning, ultra smooth parabolic action, with its almost elastic type qualities of forgiveness. And you will marvel at how a rod so sensitive and lightweight can cast your lures with laser like accuracy. But it’s the feel you get as a trout takes your lure that is the most defining, as the Softube Top technology gives you an almost imperceptible, but very real amount extra time to set the hook before the pressure alerts even the most wary trout.

The ultra lightweight blanks of the Cardiff AX are made from a blend of Spiral X and Hi-Power X carbon. These advanced carbon technologies combine to reduce rotational twist when the rod is flexed during casting, or when fish-playing, resulting in greater accuracy and a truer parabolic fighting curve. The addition of Shimano’s Softube Top increases sensitivity without adding additional weight, resulting in better balance and an enhanced overall feel of lightness. As expected of such a high quality rod, the fittings are of the highest order, with lightweight Fuji Titanium and Stainless Steel SiC K-type guides, an exclusive Shimano Ci4+ reel seat complementing the want like slimness of the blanks and the finest grade cork handles. There are 6 models of different lengths and strengths, designed for spinning reels and a superb baitcasting model designed for use with Shimano FTB baitcasting reels.

FEATURE

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SPIRAL X

Through its exclusive lightweight structure, Shimano's patented Spiral X construction enhances catching power for anglers. Spiral X construction consists of three layers: a middle layer of vertical fibers as well as inner and outer layers, both comprised of carbon tape that tightly winds the blank diagonally in opposite directions. By using this carbon tape in place of a conventional horizontal fiber sheet, Spiral X achieves enhanced compression rigidity and increased torsional rigidity without adding extra weight. This in turn facilitates instant power transmission for precise casting and fish fighting.


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HI-POWER X

Hi-Power X construction uses diagonally-wrapped carbon tape to form an array of "X" shapes on the rod blank's outermost layer. 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. This manufacturing process 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 for the angler.


SOFTUBETOP_RD
SOFTUBETOP

Shimano SOFTUBE TOP provides the sensitivity of an ultra fine solid carbon tip with the lightness of a hollow/tubular construction. SOFTUBE TOP construction can be found on rods where sensitivity and finesse are both important requirements. The smooth, seamless action of SOFTUBE TOP offers the angler an unrivalled experience for bite detection and fish-playing performance.


CI4+_RD
CI4+

CI4 is a resin material reinforced with carbon fiber that is lighter and has a higher strength than conventional resin material. CI4+ is an advanced version of the original CI4 material.The rigidity and durability have been greatly improved from original CI4 material while maintaining the lightness of the material, making it possible to reduce the size and weight of the reel.


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LINEUP

Rod Cardiff AX Spinning 1,88m 6'2" 0,4-3,5g 2pc
Rod Cardiff AX Spinning 1,83m 6'0" 0,5-4,5g 2pc
Rod Cardiff AX Spinning 1,88m 6'2" 0,5-4,5g 2pc
Rod Cardiff AX Spinning 1,98m 6'6" 0,5-4,5g 2pc
Rod Cardiff AX Spinning 1,83m 6'0" 0,7-6g 2pc
Rod Cardiff AX Spinning 1,98m 6'6" 0,7-6g 2pc
Rod Cardiff AX Casting 1,93m 6'4" 1,5-8g 2pc

SPECIFICATION CHART

SKU NUMBER

TOTAL LENGTH (FT)

TOTAL LENGTH (M)

NO. OF PIECES

CLOSELENGTH (CM)

WEIGHT (G)

LUREWEIGHT (G)

MAINLINE WEIGHT / NYLON (LB)

GRIP TYPE

GRIP MATERIAL

REEL SEAT

REEL SEAT POSITION (MM)

Reel Fixing Method

CONTENT CARBON

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21CDFAXS62XULF 6'2" 1.88 2 96.2 65 0.4-3.5 1-3 Separate Cork Slim air seat CI4+ 173 DOWNLOCK 94.4 303899
21CDFAXS60SULFF 6'0" 1.83 2 93.7 66 0.5-4.5 1.5-4 Separate Cork Slim air seat CI4+ 173 DOWNLOCK 95 303905
21CDFAXS62SUL 6'2" 1.88 2 96.5 67 0.5-4.5 1.5-4 Separate Cork Slim air seat CI4+ 173 DOWNLOCK 94.7 303912
21CDFAXS66SUL 6'6" 1.98 2 101.2 69 0.5-4.5 1.5-4 Separate Cork Slim air seat CI4+ 173 DOWNLOCK 96.2 303929
21CDFAXS60ULFF 6'0" 1.83 2 93.7 69 0.7-6 1.5-6 Separate Cork Slim air seat CI4+ 173 DOWNLOCK 96.3 303936
21CDFAXS66UL 6'6" 1.98 2 101.2 70 0.7-6 1.5-6 Separate Cork Slim air seat CI4+ 173 DOWNLOCK 96 303950
21CDFAXB64L 6'4" 1.93 2 99.2 93 1.5-8 2-8 Separate Cork Fighting grip Type R 200 DOWNLOCK 94.4 303974