Tip broken in first outing
August 19, 2015
This new series of "white" rod is much weaker than the original series. Got the 11 ft one, which is much stiffer than the old series, as anything longer than 10 foot are heavy now.
The tip actually didn't break, but the tip guide slide out of the rod. Poor workmanship? Or because of lower grade IM7 graphite. Anyway, you got what you paid for.
Pros:Cheaper than the old TDS series
Cons:Cheaper and weaker. Workmanship is not there. Warranty also shortened to 1 year. Price for some reason is around the same as Emblem, Emcast, Beefstick...
If you are looking to keep a surf rod for years, look for others that offer lifetime warranty.
Daiwa has no lifetime warranty after they discontinued Saltiga.