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Shimano Expride Casting
THE EXPRIDE SERIES WAS METICULOUSLY TESTED BY TOURING PROS AND TACKLE JUNKIES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES FOR TWO FULL SEASONS. THIS SERIES INCORPORATES SHIMANO'S HI-POWER X, CI4+ REEL SEAT AND FEATURES A WIDE VARIETY OF VERSATILE ACTIONS, PLUS A HANDFUL OF TECHNIQUE SPECIFIC RODS TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF SOME OF THE MOST SPECIALIZED FISHING STYLES
In the Hi-Power X construction, the blank's outermost layer is diagonally wrapped with carbon tape, which forms an array of "X" shapes. The width of the tape, its winding angle and the part of the rod being wrapped are fine-tuned according to the target fish species. This manufacturing process flexibility allows Shimano to adjust these wraps during construction for precise actions, enhanced overall strength and added twist resistance. In short, Hi-Power X construction delivers sharp and crisp rod control by the angler.
CI4 is a Shimano original material reinforced with carbon fiber. It is lighter and has higher strength than conventional resin material. CI4+ is an advanced version of the original CI4 material. This highly technical material is 2.5 times more rigid than CI4 and is used in Shimano reel seats to increase sensitivity and to reduce weight. Use of CI4+ for the reel seat also delivers remarkable rigidity for perfect reel fixation which results in better rod efficiency.