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 Posted: Thu May 12th, 2016 09:33 pm
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I am always looking for something new, I also have too much kit but then I saw this rod and some reviews.

Has anybody used this rod or blank for light rock and surf?

I need the ultimate 4-5 ounce blank and have not found one that suites me yet.

Craig, I know you are going to read this, can this rod cast 4-5 ounce weights with small bait?

Below is the description on Sensations website.

"In the constant quest to achieve longer casting rods, Sensation has added a top quality 14ft rod to the Pro Series range, designed to meet the needs of serious competitive anglers. The X-Treme Caster is manufactured form HMG 40 Ton Toray carbon to ensure the rod is light and strong. Low rider guides and high grade natural cork grips are all designed to reduce weight and to ensure maximum casting distance. Initial tests show this rod is capable of achieving some serious distance in the right hands, well over 200m. Available in one model only, 14ft 2 piece."

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 Posted: Thu May 12th, 2016 10:16 pm
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Superslim 50-50-430 for R&S

The Extreme caster is to thin and being of 40T Carbon won't be rock friendly.

It is a rod I would like to fish scratch fishing with but is built to cast specific rigs a long way out.

When we were testing we had a Saragoss 20k on it with 5lbs mono and had over 40 casts going over 200m with longest 235m.

I've got Hennie Papenfuss's 50-50-430 (1 piece) there in the shop and that's the rod you want for that type of fishing (probably in 3 piece though)

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 Posted: Fri May 13th, 2016 08:07 am
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:?

Eish, thought for a moment there we could have another "project" coming up.

Is Hennie's 1 piece in for upgrading or for sale?(you know I prefer 1 piece).

430 is that now 14 ft or longer? If longer than 14ft may be a problem for me to cast.

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 Posted: Fri May 13th, 2016 10:37 am
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Hi. It as a 1 piece project rod. We upped it to a 60-50-430. So this one is an excess Rod that he wants to sell.

He now has 2 x 100-50 (7oz) rods for big baits) an 80-50 (6oz) for smaller ineds and large eds and extreme distance casting, his longest measured cast with a Bullseye and 6oz on that rod is 237m and his 60-50(5oz) th ultra long range scratching with 5oz and bait.

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 Posted: Fri May 13th, 2016 01:31 pm
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Hi enigma

I notice he opted for the lower modulas version of the ss. Is there a specific reason for this or just personal preference?

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 Posted: Fri May 13th, 2016 01:41 pm
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Casting and fishing Dynamics with the Grinder.

The SS xxx-50 series is not a lower modulus but a different Wrap of HMG materials making the action a bit slower than the 100 series rods.

The 100 series is a mix of T53 40Ton and 36Ton whereas the 50 series is 36 Ton only and all those are HMG

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 Posted: Fri May 13th, 2016 03:28 pm
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Oh only saw now that it's with a grinder.. makes sense thanks enigma

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 Posted: Wed Nov 6th, 2019 08:22 am
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I went and converted the extreme caster to a surf rod .
really impressed.
looking to purchase a spare tip if available or second hand rod

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