For the first time ever, exclusive St. Croix Rod IPC tooling technology and ART reinforcing material come together in a rod family that raises the blank for craftsmanship and performance. They’re extreme, instantly legendary and have the entire industry talking.
Just ask the anglers who’ve had a sneak peak. They’ve got the instant appeal of a bombshell beach babe … hourglass curves like Bettie Page. Classy, yet sexy as all get out. And there’s a whole pageant of ‘em on stage for 2013.
These stunning 29 Wisconsin-born models all feature continuous-curve tapers and hidden, superhero-like strength at key stress points … without a doubt, the STRONGEST, MOST SENSITIVE rods ever developed.
Meet the 2013 redesign of Legend Xtreme, a comprehensive family of spinning and casting models offering cutting edge technology for unparalleled performance.
Never a company to rest on its laurels, over the past several years St. Croix Rod has made significant investments in their industry-leading R&D and manufacturing facilities. Now, with groundbreaking technologies and materials, St. Croix knew it could make the Legend Xtreme even better, which is saying a lot.
For starters, the Legend Xtreme is 33% stronger than previous models, thanks to some high-tech voodoo called Fortified Resin System (FRS). Long story short, St. Croix combines a revolutionary super resin with new high-tech, computer-controlled curing ovens to create perfectly cured blanks every time. Carbon fibers are kept in proper alignment, which means uniformly strong blanks, no weak spots, no microbuckling. They’ve got the electronic microscope read-outs to prove it. How many rod manufacturers can say that?
Likewise, saying goodbye to the error-prone practice of hand-cutting rod blank patterns (still used by most rod manufacturers), the new Legend Xtreme benefits from recently introduced Taper Enhancement Technology (TET). Essentially, a giant computer-controlled machine cuts curved blank patterns with surgical precision. The patterns are then rolled onto Integrated Poly Curve (IPC) mandrels, and the result is better and more uniform actions and maximized sensitivity.
St. Croix has also stepped up to high-modulus/high-strain SCV graphite with carbon-matte scrim for unparalleled strength, durability and sensitivity in the new Legend Xtreme. Plus, they’ve utilized super-high-modulus SCVI graphite in the lower section for maximum hook-setting power and reduced weight.
The family also features best-in-class components like Fuji K-R Concept Tangle Free guides with sloped frames and SiC rings that “shed” tangles before they become a problem. Exclusive E-color finish frames are like the pin-striping on a classic car, creating a rod that looks as good as it fishes. Fuji SK2TM split reel seats are feathery-light and work in tandem with the blank to help anglers detect the slightest bites.
And there’s the handle. Pick up a Legend Xtreme and it instantly becomes an extension of the body. To say it’s ergonomic is an understatement. Second only to having a St. Croix rod surgically attached, the new Xtreme-Skin handle offer anglers a new paradigm of comfort, casting efficiency and sensitivity.
Designed and manufactured by St. Croix, Xtreme-Skin handles offer the added advantages of repelling water, dirt and fish slime while cleaning up quickly and easily.
Plus, we just think they’re sexy.
Legend Xtreme rods also feature slim-profile ferrules – and machined-aluminum wind checks, handle trim pieces and butt caps with a St. Croix logo badge. All thread wraps are protected by two coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish, and the rods come with protective rod sacks. The series includes 17 spinning and 12 casting models that retail between $340 – $420.
All Legend Xtreme rods are designed and handcrafted in Park Falls, WI and protected by a lifetime limited warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service.
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