Article: Inside the Manufacturer
An Inside Update from Team Daiwa…and the first look at the new “A” model
Steez rods! (continued)
Next up was the
famous RPM crank. No RPM doesn’t stand for “Rotations Per Minute,” instead Daiwa
Japan's RPM acronym stands for “Revolutionary Perfect Movement.” This stout crank looks
like a balsa crank but is actually made out of plastic and sports a super thin
PCB (printed circuit board) lip which is extremely durable. Not only does it
look like a balas wood crank but it is designed to move like one.
The RPM crank from Japan
The bait can reach 4 feet
in depth quickly then hold there with a mid action side to side wobble. A single
rattle helps call fish out from structure and the unique head and durable lip
are designed to take a beating. All of which make the RPM crank an excellent
bait for heavy cover.
The RPM Crank is available in a
slew of patterns
These baits are currently
being imported into the US between 15-20 dollars, so when will we see the RPM
stateside? That remains to be seen as the company is making final decisions on
whether to bring the bait here. They did confirm that if it does indeed make it
to the US the domestic model will likely be called something different. We
certainly hope that they make the RPM a domestic SKU, regardless of what it is
The RPM looks like a balsa crank
but is actually made of plastic
The cranks are designed to perform
just like a balsa crank but exhibit the durability of a traditional plastic lure
The RPM features an ultra durable
circuit board bill
As we looked up we caught a
glimpse of a reel with plenty of "bling"
Next Section: What is that gold reel?