X45 FULL SHIELD
X45 Full Shield Technology is 25% more efficient than standard X45 technology. With increased torsional stiffness, blanks armed with X45X resist blank twist during casting & jigging. This characteristic prevents the blank from losing stored energy during the cast, ensuring that every bit of force you put into your cast, is transferred through the blank and ultimately to your chosen lure
Daiwa's exclusive Graphite Construction (SUPER HIGH VOLUME FIBER) combines precise resin control with unidirectional Graphite fiber to produce a blank with maximum graphite density. The blanks are extremely lightweight, powerful and sensitive. Nanoplus: Resin material first is enriched with a nanoalloy compound and then is used for connecting the single carbon fibers, thus enabling the design of very lightweight and robust blanks.
Daiwa's exclusive Graphite Construction (SUPER HIGH VOLUME FIBER) combines precise resin control with unidirectional Graphite fiber to produce a blank with maximum graphite density. The blanks are extremely lightweight, powerful and sensitive.
In contrast to normal carbon fiber rods with high resin content in the space between the carbon fibers DAIWA HVF (High Volume Fiber) rods are made of a carbon fiber compound with less resin, called HVF. Since resin has a high weight, rods made of HVF are more condensed, more light weight and feature a faster action. Nanoplus: Resin material first is enriched with a nanoalloy compound and then is used for connecting the single carbon fibers, thus enabling the design of very lightweight and robust blanks.
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.
In contrast to conventional carbon fibres, Daiwa has developed a 3-dimensional carbon fibre material. 3DX is interwoven carbon tow which is incorporated into a normal blank during construction, adding an external skeleton of torque resistance and heightened buckling strength. The result is a stiffer, faster more efficient blank performance
On every rod the joint is an area of potential stiffness, interrupting the smooth shape of a rods curve. By applying bias carbon and V-Joint; turning the fibre direction into a diagonal position, our designers have delivered to the perfect balance between flex and strength.
‘High Volume Fibre’ combines lowered volumes of resin to reduce weight with an increased amount of carbon to deliver more strength.
Low inertia is the key. The newly developed AIRDRIVE ROTOR is made from ZAION. Maintaining the strength of the rotor from 18 EXIST, DAIWA has been able to reduce the weight significantly. Designed with focus to create a perfectly round structure, trouble free and flawless rotation have been achieved. The rotor unit itself has seen a 16% weight reduction compared to the previous model (Based on 2500 size reel) and will set the standard for what future rotor design of small spinning reels will be.
Trouble free future. DAIWA has constructed a bail smaller in diameter whilst providing required strength to achieve a further weight reduction to the front unit. In comparison to 18 EXIST, AIRDRIVE BAIL reduces the weight of the bail by 33% (compared to 2500 size). DAIWA has adjusted the angle of bail setting to improve the line movement into the roller. Careful attention was given to the roller and slider and individual design alterations were done for each size of 22 EXIST, perfectly adjusting the line management for each size of the reel.
Design reflects the future. The stand out features of the AIRDRIVE SPOOL would have to be the newly shaped spool skirt and the simple single silver coloured cosmetic. Just by looking at the spool it is clear the structure has been redeveloped, reducing the weight and maximising the feeling of presence. Reducing the spool weight creates many benefits for a reel; the total weight of reel is reduced, oscillation is improved, less resistance during winding and rotation, better balance when attached to the rod and of course the reel feels light and easy to fish.
Friction free rotation. AIRDRIVE SHAFT has a non contact structure between the mainshaft and the pinion gear. In addition to this, both ends of pinion gear are now supported with bearings to relay the crank power from the handle to the rotor with a higher level of efficiency. By adding high quality collars to the mainshaft, rotational noise has been reduced significantly. AIRDRIVE SHAFT creates the feel of smooth, quiet rotation and provides anglers with torque and power.
HYPER DOUBLE SUPPORT
The HYPER DRIVE DESIGN concept comprises a combination of different manufacturing techniques, which considerably improve the functioning and the lifespan of a baitcasting reel. HYPER DOUBLE SUPPORT – the pinion gear is mounted via each a ball bearing at both sides, leading to a better and more even power transmission from the handle. The surface of the pinion gear is specially treated to prevent electrostatic corrosion.
HYPER ARMED HOUSING
The HYPER DRIVE DESIGNconcept comprises a combination of different manufacturing techniques, which considerably improve the functioning and the lifespan of a baitcasting reel. HYPER ARMED HOUSING – a distortion-proof metal frame (magnesium, aluminum) that permanently houses the gear unit in a safe way within the reel body.
HYPER TOUGH CLUTCH
The HYPER DRIVE DESIGN concept comprises a combination of different manufacturing techniques, which considerably improve the functioning and the lifespan of a baitcasting reel.
HYPER TOUGH CLUTCH – the clutch mechanics have been optimized to remain safely in their position also at hard casts.
HYPER TOUGH CLUTCH – the clutch mechanics have been optimized to remain safely in their position also at hard casts.
HYPER DRIVE DIGIGEAR
The HYPER DRIVE DESIGN concept comprises a combination of different manufacturing techniques, which considerably improve the functioning and the lifespan of a baitcasting reel. HYPER DRIVE DIGIGEAR – the gear is further strengthened by larger teeth in the traction wheel but offers nevertheless a very smooth and round functioning due to a special manufacturing procedure.
The new SV BOOST drag concept optimizes the casting distances while reducing the threat of backlashes at the same time. The reel setting is pre-configured which eliminates the need to adjust the mechanic drag. This comprises the following technical details: The extremely lightweight G1 Duralumin spool instantly starts without high starting resistance. Smaller lures can be casted in a highly convenient manner. The ZERO ADJUSTER of the mechanic drag is preset in a way that leads to optimal casting distances. (it is recommended not to change this setting) The ZERO SHAFT is made of an extremely short spool axis that causes low friction and instant starting of the spool upon casting. Perfect for smaller lures. The TWS™ system reduces line friction during the cast for finetuning the magnetic drag is adjusted according to the used lure weight. This leads to reduced backlashes and an optimized casting performance. In comparison to the SV concept the magnetic drag comes into play during the final phase of the cast.
SV SPOOL is made of Super Duralumin which is lighter but has great strength. SV SPOOL with Air Brake System helps cast lightweight lures with ease to give you a longer cast with no backlash.
This design incorporates a one-piece frame and a one-piece threaded side plate. Because screws are not necessary to attach the side plate and hold the main gear, the interior space in the body is greater allowing for a larger more powerful gear held in place by the lighter, sturdier body rather than the traditional side plate
Machined, digitally developed gearing for maximum performance and endurance. Embeded in our lightweight reel body, it transmits smoothly and efficiently the power of the handle directly to the rotor. Like this you can concentrate on fishing completely. Our DAIWA engineers completely perfected the technology of milled gears with the Digigear II and newest with the Tough Digigear (TDG). The shape and surface of the gear teeth enable the construction of gears with extraordinary smooth running, smallest resistance and extremely long lifespan. Result - A real evolution for the strength ot the Digigear!
CRBB Ball Bearings
Shielded for extra protection. Unlike ordinary "corrosion resistant" bearings with un unprotected open race, DAIWA's CRBB ball bearings are shielded to seal out sand, fine grit, salt crystals and other abrasives for even longer life. CRBB ball bearings feature an 12 times higher corrosion resistance than usual ball bearings.
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.
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.
DAIWA's innovative bail design features a hollow, tubular stainless steel bail for maximum rigidity and strength with minimum weight. Due to the smooth, protrusion-free design of the Air Bail, even loose line, common after a cast slides easily down the bail onto the line roller as the reel is turned, without snagging or hanging up.
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.