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Steez XT

Postby KP Duty » Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:37 am

I own several steez rods and was excited to see the ags version come out. However, I think daiwa's home run is with the XT series as far as a marketing standpoint. It offers XX buyers a Steez with Alconites for the same price. I wasn't interested until I saw they had cranking rods in the line. The 7' M/regular that has a lure rating of 1/8-1oz looks appealing.

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Re: Steez XT

Postby jwfflipper14 » Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:23 am

KP Duty wrote:I own several steez rods and was excited to see the ags version come out. However, I think daiwa's home run is with the XT series as far as a marketing standpoint. It offers XX buyers a Steez with Alconites for the same price. I wasn't interested until I saw they had cranking rods in the line. The 7' M/regular that has a lure rating of 1/8-1oz looks appealing.
That maybe my next spinning rod. I like the lure range!!

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Re: Steez XT

Postby Chode » Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:01 pm

i'm not sold on these yet. the knock on steez rods has always been in the sensitivity dept so need to know what these will offer in the $300 category. zillions offer sic guides whereas xt offer alconite so already a minus there

not going to dismiss these yet and will keep an eye out for user reviews

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Re: Steez XT

Postby GOOD YEAR 71 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:27 am

I've not heard, seen, or read of trouble with Alconite of yet. I mean, how much hardness is enough? I'm no expert, and at risk of coming across really stupid here, but I believe I once read even the vaunted MB X7 series uses them?

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Re: Steez XT

Postby Chode » Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:34 am

GOOD YEAR 71 wrote:I've not heard, seen, or read of trouble with Alconite of yet. I mean, how much hardness is enough? I'm no expert, and at risk of coming across really stupid here, but I believe I once read even the vaunted MB X7 series uses them?



for me it's not a knock on alconite in general--more so in pricing since zillion is considered a lower model yet offer sic as opposed to alconite. so my thing is did daiwa use a better blank to justify the cost increase btwn xt and zillion? or did they pull a shimano and slap a bigger name on a rod that's essentially the same?

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Re: Steez XT

Postby KP Duty » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:53 am

I scratched my head at what seemed like a guide discrepancy between the zillion/XT, but after further thought...it makes sense. For roughly the same coin you have the choice of an alconite Steez or Sic zillion. It just highlights component cost.

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Re: Steez XT

Postby slicksouthpaw » Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:46 am

arent alconites lighter than sic inserts?

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Re: Steez XT

Postby slicksouthpaw » Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:50 am

plus the steez has titanium alconite guides.

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Re: Steez XT

Postby IlliniDawg01 » Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:24 pm

slicksouthpaw wrote:arent alconites lighter than sic inserts?


Mattman probably has specific weights.

For casting guides, the difference in weight between same sized K guides with either stainless, titanium, Alconite, or SiC will be indistinguishable to a human. The two biggest guides on a spinning rod will have a somewhat significant difference in certain configurations (though still pretty small).

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Re: Steez XT

Postby KP Duty » Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:05 pm

Some good comments. I honestly need another rod like I need a hole in my head...but the excessive American in me says an 8'MH stick would make my pitches the envy of my friends.

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Re: Steez XT

Postby big_gee » Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:48 pm

I ordered the 7' MR for 4" swimbaits and smaller. I want to be able to throw 8 to 12lb line. Might order the new 103 or 105 to pair with it.

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Re: Steez XT

Postby freelancer27 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:34 am

Anyone any experience on the Steez XT (particular 7'4'' Heavy)? Considering the rod as a heavy jig rod. How is the sensitivity?

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Re: Steez XT

Postby domthewon » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:43 pm

GOOD YEAR 71 wrote:I've not heard, seen, or read of trouble with Alconite of yet. I mean, how much hardness is enough? I'm no expert, and at risk of coming across really stupid here, but I believe I once read even the vaunted MB X7 series uses them?

No that is false. Megabass x7s are Fuji kr concept titanium guides.

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Re: Steez XT

Postby hoohoorjoo » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:28 pm

domthewon wrote:
GOOD YEAR 71 wrote:I've not heard, seen, or read of trouble with Alconite of yet. I mean, how much hardness is enough? I'm no expert, and at risk of coming across really stupid here, but I believe I once read even the vaunted MB X7 series uses them?

No that is false. Megabass x7s are Fuji kr concept titanium guides.
yes, titanium frames....and the rings are SiC.
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: Steez XT

Postby domthewon » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:38 pm

hoohoorjoo wrote:
domthewon wrote:
GOOD YEAR 71 wrote:I've not heard, seen, or read of trouble with Alconite of yet. I mean, how much hardness is enough? I'm no expert, and at risk of coming across really stupid here, but I believe I once read even the vaunted MB X7 series uses them?

No that is false. Megabass x7s are Fuji kr concept titanium guides.
yes, titanium frames....and the rings are SiC.

This is true :D They are not alconite, but I should have mentioned the sic inserts as well. I have 2 steez xt rods. I have the 7-4 frog rod and the 8’ heavy. I like the frog rod a lot more than the flip/punch. The action on the 8’ heavy was too fast with too much backbone for me although the sensitivity was pretty decent . I have a few other heavy flipping rods I like more. I think the frog rod is pretty nice has a good tip for working them and a perfect frogging taper to lay into them. I use it as a backup frog rod to my gen 1 orochi perfect pitch. I never tried the frog rod for bottom contact.
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