In Case you missed it, Daiwa Australia re-released the TD Battler series yesterday. Stay tuned for more feedback once I get my hands on some, but here are the details taken from the Daiwa Website
The TD Battler series at the turn of the century was regarded as Daiwa’s ultimate rod series, now in 2013 it’s back, designed, developed and delivering all our latest technological rod developments. TD Battler is “Ready for Action”… so it’s time to cast and destroy.
The re-introduction of Battler signifies the future direction of Daiwa’s rods. Developed over many years, its aim is to produce the lightest most technically advanced rods available and at the centre of the development is the most technical guide system ever developed, the impressive AGS (Air Guide System).
Daiwa has never been satisfied with the progressive development of guides made from traditional materials, so we pursued the evolution of the material itself. Our quest lead us to the development of own guides made from the lightest, strongest and most sensitive material available – graphite.
AGS’s main feature is its unique graphite frame that’s more sensitive than metal, lighter, stronger and more rigid than any other guide ever made. By using graphite we have taken rod design and lure fishing to another level that allows for faster casts, greater distance, increased accuracy, decreased rod vibration and a massive increase in sensitivity. AGS is “Technology to Feel”.
With new guides comes a new blank with the Battler range featuring Daiwa’s highest quality carbon, SVF, the most sensitive carbon ever manufactured. By combining Bias Wrap Construction with our new X45 design the result is a blank that has incredible wall thinness, sensitivity, lightness, and unsurpassed power and strength. The role call of features doesn’t end there with the blank possessing massive hoop strength, eliminating blank twist and distortion that allows for faster more accurate casting.
A great blank also needs quality componentry and Battler’s feature our most comfortable and sensitive reel seat ever, Airbeam. The seat is attached directly to the blank and the reel foot is surrounded by the seat, thus increasing sensitivity, comfort and stability. Partnering the Airbeam seat are Air foam grips- stronger and more sensitive than cork or EVA, and custom made alloy componentry.
A synergy of Daiwa’s latest and most advanced rod technologies the Battler range is cutting edge technology meets precision and perfection. A condition that all discerning anglers will gravitate toward and high end users will fall in love with.
TD Battler AGS is the ultimate in “Technology to Feel”.