Megabass Debuts Yet Another Flagship Line of Rods : Destroyer X7
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Last year, Megabass surprised consumers with their take on an "entry level" rod series. By all accounts, the Orochi Double X series of rods have been a success and are introducing an entirely new audience to the Megabass experience. Naturally the enthusiasts were less than that. This year, dedicated fans who've been bemoaning the "sell out" of one of their favorite manufacturers get their wish - a return to high end with the brand new Destroyer X7 - a top of the line series featuring a new Coreinplex X-7 Graphite. Here's a look at the lineup!
Dissatisfied with the direction Megebass has taken over the last several years with the "affordable" Orochi X4 and Double X lineups?
Destroyer is the bread and butter rod lineup for Megabass. Orochi may have been getting the majority of attention recently with the X4 and Double X lineups, and Evoluzion may be thought of as more exotic, but Destroyer is where the complete range of actions and powers can be found and all with that exotic Megabass flair. In fact, several years ago each rod in the base destroyer line each had their own unique handle design and cosmetics.
With Destroyer X7 Megabass's returns their attention to flagship
Several years ago when Destroyer was in the "THP" phase, Megabass
homogenized all the handle designs and Destroyer slowly became less relevant. Post THP, the lineup has returned to its rightful exotic stature, but it's been lost in a bit of obscurity to the more approachable, and affordable Orochi X4 and Orochi XX lineup of rods.
If there's one thing the Megabass camp has down, it is refined cosmetics.
The new X7 brings the focus back on the Destroyer name, but in a very unexpected way - X7 is a new flagship line of rods for Megabass running almost
parallel with the Evoluzion series in terms of MSRP.
Destroyer X7 rods will feature the typical high end components to which you're accustomed.
The difference between X7 and Evoluzion is the X7 rods do not contain any exotic metals in their blanks. Instead, the X7 rods feature a new, very durable carbon cross weave wrap over the entire length of the rod's blank. This wrap is provided for both strength and durability.
Zander tempts fate.
Yuskei Murayama, VP of Megabass of America, tells us their founder and CEO, Yuki Ito likes to demonstrate the durability of these sticks by sawing a notch into the side of a wood table top with a finished rod. Unfortunately,
there were no wooden table tops on hand at ICAST for Mr. Murayama to duplicate this demo for us.
Aaron Martens discusses the eccentric first guide on one of the rods.