Rod Technology
The Air Guide System delivers amazing lightness and heightened sensitivity. The sensitivity is due to the stiffness of their innovative carbon frame which brings an improvement of rod control, performance and distance. AGS is also lighter by up to 40% compared to conventional guide systems. Carbon has around three times the rigidity of titanium and a high sensitivity that conveys feel into the blank without absorbing small signals travelling through the line.
Reel Technology
Air Rotor
Air Rotor is a design triumph, where weight is reduced, rotary balance is even and stress distribution is even. The enormous strains, which affect the rotor via the line and the line roller are better distributed. This causes less pressure on the single parts of the rotor. The Air Rotor is 15% lighter than usual rotors of the same material - this reduces vibrations and enhances the rotational balance thanks to the near symmetrical shape and very low centre of gravity. Under the same strain, a conventional rotor can become much more distorted, due to concentrated pressure point. Air Rotor distributes the stress.
Mag Sealed
The Mag Sealed principle is based on special magnetic oil, which has been developed by the NASA to transport fuel to the space ships based on the magnetic principle. Such oil for reel production is not available in the market. It has to be manufactured under most difficult circumstances. The embedded ferric oxide, which is necessary for the magnetic field, has a diameter of 1/100.000mm. The molecules in this new "metal oil" are capable of changing. If they are exposed to a magnetic field, they change their shape and the oil forms a fluid seal. Such a seal, based on the principle of liquid magnetic oil produces nearly no friction, isolates perfectly and prevents even penetration of dust particles. The big challenge for the DAIWA engineers was the development of a reel, which is designed for the principle of the magnetic oil to generate a kind of liquid membrane that prevents water penetration. The Mag Sealed design is based on the purpose to keep water away from a spinning reel. First of all for sea anglers this is an amazing idea - since delivers a longer life span; no corrosion and better, pro longed function. If salt water penetrates the reel and dries, it crystallizes, corrodes the gearing and affects the ball bearings. Mag Sealed halts the travel of salt particles.
TWS T-Wing System
The TWS T-Wing System solves an age old problem with level wind systems. The normal change of angle of from spool to line guide retards line release and slows the casting momentum of the lure. With TWS, when engaged for casting, the line guide drops to expose the "T" aperture of T-Wing. This allows line to flow freely through the wide top section on outcast, reducing the normally sharp angles and resulting friction that slow line flowing through a standard narrow aperture. For retrieve, the line guide, now in the original position, controls the line drops via the narrow, lower channel of the T-Wing. This delivers even distribution across the spool width.
The biggest issue with many drag systems is that they are not smooth at the beginning of the drag. ATD is fine tuned to react more quickly, the instant line release is required. This smoother start up eliminates the ‘snatch’ that previously occurred when tension inertia was overcome. ATD also implements structural changes to the spool metal of the reel that provides greater support of the spool across the entire length of the main shaft. This additional support reduces spool twist under load, promotes more even pressure on the drag washers and ultimately reduces "pulsing" of the drag when fighting the fish.
“LT” is DAIWA’s new spinning-reel concept. That means LIGHT and TOUGH. Introducing ‘minimalist engineering’ in Daiwa spinning reels. LT Technology introduces new, reduced reel dimensions but makes them stronger than ever. Compact body design yet with tougher Digigear drive for the perfect combination of lightness and toughness. Pick one up and feel it for yourself. Daiwa engineers set out to eliminate unnecessary weight without sacrificing strength and keeping the same line capacity. A redesigned, smaller profile throughout with a tougher Digigear makes LT our lightest and toughest reels yet. Current model comparison Ballistic LT 2500D: 180g Ballistic EX2500: 245g