St. Croix Redesigns Legend Xtreme Rods for 2013
St. Croix has completely redesigned their competition-grade Legend®Xtreme spinning and casting rods to take maximum advantage of cutting-edge new technologies and manufacturing protocols. Big news for 2013 is their Fortified Resin System (FRS), which combines a proprietary fortified super resin with new computer operated curing ovens that provide improved temperature and time management through all stages of the curing cycle. FRS prevents microbuckling by keeping carbon fibers in proper alignment. Blanks built with FRS are 33% stronger than those built with standard resins and curing methods.Next, St. Croix introduces an innovative new Taper Enhancement Technology (TET) that begins with precision-cut, curved blank patterns made possible by a state-of-the-art computerized pattern cutting machine.When combined with Integrated Poly Curve®(IPC®) mandrels, these unique patterns create blanks with better actions and improved sensitivity.This pattern design and cutting technology is a dramatic departure from traditional straight-line patterns cut by hand.All Legend Xtreme blanks are built from high-modulus/high-strain SCV graphite with carbon-matte scrim for unparalleled strength, durability and sensitivity, plus super high-modulus SCVI graphite in the lower section for maximum power and reduced weight. Rod action is further enhanced by St. Croix?s proprietary Integrated Poly Curve (IPC) tooling technology which produces continuous-curve tapers. Finally, Advanced Reinforcing Technology?(ART?) provides additional ?hidden strength? at key stress points including the ferrule area on 2-piece models.The Legend Xtreme rods are fitted with Fuji® K-R Concept Tangle Free guides with SiC rings and exclusive E-color finish frames that are ideal for super braid, mono and fluorocarbon lines because their sloped frames andrings ?shed? tangles before they become a problem. Fuji® SK2? split reel seats deliver the ultimate in light weight and sensitivity, and the all new Xtreme-Skin handles provide outstanding angler comfort, casting efficiency and sensitivity. Designed and manufactured by St. Croix, Xtreme-Skin handles offer the added advantages of repelling water, dirt and fish slime while cleaning up quickly and easily.The rods also feature slim-profile ferrules ? and machined-aluminum wind checks, handle trim pieces and butt caps with a St. Croix logo badge. All thread wraps are protected by two coats of Flex Coat® slow-cure finish, and the rods come with protective rod sacks.The series includes 17 spinning and 12 casting models and retails between $340 - $420.All Legend Xtreme rods are designed and handcrafted in Park Falls,WI and protected by a lifetime limited warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service.