Megabass Carbon Head Destroyer

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Megabass Carbon Head Destroyer

Post by bassm1n » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:20 am

Can someone explain what the carbon head means re this series. I have not seen a post re it.

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Re: Megabass Carbon Head Destroyer

Post by papabassin » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:34 am

It refers to the reel seat hood/locking nut. They are similar to, if not the same as the ‘17 US Destroyers.. In addition, the lineup is basically the '16 JDM Destroyers with SiC guides vs Alconites.

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Re: Megabass Carbon Head Destroyer

Post by bassm1n » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:20 am

Why is having a carbon head such a big deal that they name the line after it????

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Re: Megabass Carbon Head Destroyer

Post by papabassin » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:45 am

What would you have named it?

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Re: Megabass Carbon Head Destroyer

Post by bronzefly » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:37 am

Here are examples of each of the current Destroyer models, JDM and USA. The most significant difference to me is the TiSiC guides on the Carbon Head models.

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F3-610X Hein 2016 Destroyer
F6-69X Super Destroyer Carbon Head
F5-76X Javelin 2017 Destroyer USA

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Re: Megabass Carbon Head Destroyer

Post by bigfruits » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:17 pm

has anyone fished the faust?

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Re: Megabass Carbon Head Destroyer

Post by bronzefly » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:34 am

bigfruits wrote:has anyone fished the faust?
Not the Carbon Head model, but I have the JDM Destroyer model.
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Re: Megabass Carbon Head Destroyer

Post by bigfruits » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:16 am

thanks, Gary. i thought the older version was faster for some reason.

do you think the Faust would be a good choice for 1-1.5oz swimbaits and frogs or is it better suited for jig/worm?

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Re: Megabass Carbon Head Destroyer

Post by Tigerbass » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:03 pm

bronzefly wrote:Here are examples of each of the current Destroyer models, JDM and USA. The most significant difference to me is the TiSiC guides on the Carbon Head models.

Top to bottom:

F3-610X Hein 2016 Destroyer
F6-69X Super Destroyer Carbon Head
F5-76X Javelin 2017 Destroyer USA

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What is the grip material on the Hein and Super Destroyer? Is it comfortable?

Also, are the blanks different in the '16 JDM Deatroyer, '17 US Destroyer, and Carbon Head rods?

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Re: Megabass Carbon Head Destroyer

Post by Obz » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:25 am

bigfruits wrote:thanks, Gary. i thought the older version was faster for some reason.

do you think the Faust would be a good choice for 1-1.5oz swimbaits and frogs or is it better suited for jig/worm?
I use '16 Faust for frogs and punching, its a sweet rig. It has regular taper. I was kinda worried about that initially for frogging but it has more than enough tip to hit them quick and power to get them out of the junk. I haven't tried heavier swimbaits with it. I just bought 168 s waver 1 5/8oz I don't think it will be any kind of issue.
papabassin wrote:It refers to the reel seat hood/locking nut. They are similar to, if not the same as the ‘17 US Destroyers.. In addition, the lineup is basically the '16 JDM Destroyers with SiC guides vs Alconites.
What is the difference between sic and alconites guides?

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Re: Megabass Carbon Head Destroyer

Post by papabassin » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:45 am

Obz wrote:What is the difference between sic and alconites guides?
SiC is a lighter, yet harder material

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Re: Megabass Carbon Head Destroyer

Post by Cristo » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:56 am

equals BONZER!!
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Re: Megabass Carbon Head Destroyer

Post by bronzefly » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:18 am

bigfruits wrote:thanks, Gary. i thought the older version was faster for some reason.

do you think the Faust would be a good choice for 1-1.5oz swimbaits and frogs or is it better suited for jig/worm?
I have found it to be very capable of both. It's a very powerful jig/worm rod however, so unless you need that kind of strength. It is really great with frogs in very thick cover as well.
Tigerbass wrote: What is the grip material on the Hein and Super Destroyer? Is it comfortable?

Also, are the blanks different in the '16 JDM Deatroyer, '17 US Destroyer, and Carbon Head rods?

TIA
It's the "Direct Sensor Gripping" system. In my hands, it's very comfortable in both the matte and gloss finish. I was surprised myself, but I really like it.

I know there isn't a blank difference between Carbon Head and 16 JDM Destroyer. Megabass may have used a slightly different scrim, etc. in the US models, though I can't confirm or deny that.

The TiSiC guides are a very nice touch on the US Destroyer models. I think the Japan anglers got jealous and wanted their own TiSiC model :lol:
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Re: Megabass Carbon Head Destroyer

Post by papabassin » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:46 pm

bronzefly wrote: It's the "Direct Sensor Gripping" system. In my hands, it's very comfortable in both the matte and gloss finish. I was surprised myself, but I really like it.

The TiSiC guides are a very nice touch on the US Destroyer models. I think the Japan anglers got jealous and wanted their own TiSiC model :lol:
x2.. to both statements :D :lol:

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