Expride A vs Orochi XX (2018)

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Re: Expride A vs Orochi XX (2018)

Post by timinmo » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:22 am

I am unable to offer you much help as I have never fished an Orochi, but I do have two Exprides that I am very happy with. If the Orochi is better I would love to hear it from someone who has fished both. One of my Exprides is the original model the other is the newer model.

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Re: Expride A vs Orochi XX (2018)

Post by bronzebacks » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:32 am

I haven't used the new generation in either but i have a 7'2" mh expride gen1 and a orochi xx Diablo special type r gen 1. I like both a lot but the megabass dsr has become my favorite rod. I like the expride for moving baits like spinnerbaits bigger squarebills chatters but the rod has a slower action. The megabass has far superior build quality and is more crisp and perfect do it all rod for me. It can do all the expride can do but it shines for me for finesse jigs tx rigs etc. But i have no clue about either new gens

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Re: Expride A vs Orochi XX (2018)

Post by SSS » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:40 am

I've only tested gen 1 expride and orochi xxx. Much preferred the xxx. The way the blank flexes on a cast, sensitivity and cosmetics are better.

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Re: Expride A vs Orochi XX (2018)

Post by reason162 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:42 am

The gen 2 exprides are much crispier than the gen 1s.

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Re: Expride A vs Orochi XX (2018)

Post by Revofisher » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:34 am

i have quite a few of both sets of rods all my exprides are gen 2 so i cant speak for the older ones. The exprides are very crisp and have a true fast action. I have the 7'2" med hvy fast action, 7 med spinning , and 2 7"2" med hvy glass rods. I really like all these rods the build is good on all the rods i have, and the sensitivity is pretty good for what you pay. The exprides are really strong as well when fighting a fish. You really cant go wrong with the new expride especially for the price of a demo from tackle trap. The megabass orochi xx also has a great build quality as well as being pretty sensitive and well balanced. if you are a full cork guy the megabass will win you over. Where the megabass really shines would be the unique tapers they offer in the different rods making them a tad more fun to fish for me at least sensitivity would go slightly to the megabass in my hands also.

really cant go wrong with either though both are very good rod choices.

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Re: Expride A vs Orochi XX (2018)

Post by rollyourboat » Thu May 09, 2019 9:43 pm

Gonna revive this thread a little. Has any one else compared these two rods? Another one that has me curious is those tatula elite ags rods. Would like to hear what some others think. Tacticalbassin seems to give the expride a lot of love but recently the tatula ags and orochi xx have been talked about as well.

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Re: Expride A vs Orochi XX (2018)

Post by goldrod » Fri May 10, 2019 6:43 am

Really interesting thread
Im waiting for the expride 6'10 rod for jerk baits.. its been on back order but from what I hear its good for jb and a whole lot more. I read someone was using it for MB popmax so it will be interesting. I hope it balances well with previous generation antares. I was looking at the XX line up as an alternative to the destroyer line.
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Re: Expride A vs Orochi XX (2018)

Post by jerkbait22 » Fri May 10, 2019 3:20 pm

goldrod wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 6:43 am
Really interesting thread
Im waiting for the expride 6'10 rod for jerk baits.. its been on back order but from what I hear its good for jb and a whole lot more. I read someone was using it for MB popmax so it will be interesting. I hope it balances well with previous generation antares. I was looking at the XX line up as an alternative to the destroyer line.
I was looking at the 6'10 M Expride myself but now shooting for the 6'11 M Poison Adrena instead. It showed May 20th on TW for a while but now showing June 14 :(

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Re: Expride A vs Orochi XX (2018)

Post by Revofisher » Sat May 11, 2019 1:24 am

i may be wrong but i think the hook up tackle has a 6'10 medium in stock or was three days ago. it is an excellent jerkbait rod as well.

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Re: Expride A vs Orochi XX (2018)

Post by goldrod » Sat May 11, 2019 10:46 am

I just received noticed from TWH that my expride had shipped.
I paid via PayPal so the funds were already allocated to the rod and hopefully i can get it by the end of next week.
statistics is wrecking my brain right now so i went on a TT.com break ..lol

.( I see Lamiglas has a new rod not the infinity For me the infinity was good but more backbone would have made it perfect.. The lamiglas SI looks and is priced the same as the Infinity so that will be interesting .. )
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Re: Expride A vs Orochi XX (2018)

Post by Nihility » Sun May 19, 2019 10:00 pm

What's up with the limited supply on these exprides? :-k

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