St Croix adds to Legend Xtreme series
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Two new rods have been added to St Croix’s top of line series, Legend Xtreme.
“It all started with a request for 7’ high-performance, two-piece casting rods from customers in Russia,” said Jeff Schluter, Vice President of Brand Management at St Croix. “At the time you couldn’t find one that broke down. But we listened and have fulfilled that missing link. These are great for anglers on the go who demand only the highest quality rods.”
The additions to the range include:
- LXC70MFC2 for 10lb to 17lb test and 1/4oz to 5/8oz lures with medium power rating:
- LXC70MHF2 for 12lb to 20lb test and 3/8oz to 1oz lures with medium-heavy power rating.
Like all Legend Xtreme rods, they are built with blanks using St Croix’s Fortified Resin System (FRS), which combines a proprietary fortified ‘super’ resin with computer-operated curing ovens that provide improved temperature and time management throughout all stages of the curing cycle. This keeps the carbon fibres in proper alignment for 33% greater strength than blanks with standard resins and curing methods, subsequently preventing micro-buckling.
Every Legend Xtreme blank is patterned using the St Croix 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®) engineered mandrels, these patterns create blanks with better actions and improved sensitivity.
All blanks are built from high-modulus, high-strain SCV graphite with carbon-matte scrim for ‘unparalleled’ strength, durability and sensitivity. In addition, the super-high-modulus SCVI graphite in the lower section allows for maximum power yet reduced weight where it matters.
Finally, Advanced Reinforcing Technology™ (ART™) provides extra hidden strength at key stress points, including the slim profile ferrules on two-piece models.
“And it’s the slim-profile ferrule that’s the key to any multiple-piece Legend Xtreme rod, giving it the feel of a one-piece,” added Schluter. “Because of ART, we could take the area most subject to failure and underperformance and create a ferrule that is pliable, resists crushing, and yet has a thin wall. It gives any rod with this technology a uniform flex where there would commonly be a flat spot in the arc.”
Add to all this, St. Croix’s exclusive Xtreme-Skin handle, which offers outstanding comfort, sensitivity and improved durability, and a lightweight Fuji® SK2™ split reel seat that delivers even more sensitivity.
And all Legend Xtremes are fitted with Fuji® K-R Concept Tangle Free guides with SiC rings and exclusive E-color finish frames, ideal for monofilament, fluorocarbon and superline alike. And their sloped frames and rings get rid of line tangles before they can be formed. All thread wraps are protected by two coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish.
The entire Legend Xtreme family is designed and handcrafted in Park Falls, Wisconsin, and protected by a lifetime limited warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service, and come with protective rod sacks.
Retail is $440 for the new Legend Xtreme two-piece casting rods.
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