This line-up uses the more advanced F-type taper instead of the conventional R-type taper on Shimano rods.The C-type taper specializes in casting that demonstrates its power in windless conditions. The Spiral X Core technology makes the blanks light and strong, allowing for more aggressive fishing styles and techniques. The carbon monocoque grip transmits vibrations efficiently due to its hollow, lightweight yet rigid structure, effectively conveying underwater information to your hands. The lightweight X guide system greatly reduces line troubles and air resistance. In addition, the tip adopts the Taftec ∞ technology to easily detect bites by looking at the tip.