Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST

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Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST

Post by Polkfish1 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:24 pm

A solid tip Racing Design model over 7 ft for 2020. Yes please.


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Post by domthewon » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:34 pm

Yup the Texas Rig Special. Count me in.

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Re: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST

Post by Gone Phishin » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:23 am

Does the solid tip mean it's a stinger tip?

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Post by hoohoorjoo » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:57 am

Gone Phishin wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:23 am
Does the solid tip mean it's a stinger tip?
I think the stinger tip is a designation that Megabass uses and those have all been fiberglass, if I'm not mistaken. Daiwa designates their solid tip rods as "megatop". I could be dead wrong, though. :lol:
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Re: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST

Post by fishes » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:51 am

the 6'6" medium looks interesting too

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Re: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST

Post by Gone Phishin » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:28 am

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:57 am
Gone Phishin wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:23 am
Does the solid tip mean it's a stinger tip?
I think the stinger tip is a designation that Megabass uses and those have all been fiberglass, if I'm not mistaken. Daiwa designates their solid tip rods as "megatop". I could be dead wrong, though. :lol:
Ahhh, that's right. You are correct Sir. 8-)

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Re: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST

Post by domthewon » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:06 pm

Gone Phishin wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:28 am
hoohoorjoo wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:57 am
Gone Phishin wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:23 am
Does the solid tip mean it's a stinger tip?
I think the stinger tip is a designation that Megabass uses and those have all been fiberglass, if I'm not mistaken. Daiwa designates their solid tip rods as "megatop". I could be dead wrong, though. :lol:
Ahhh, that's right. You are correct Sir. 8-)
Yup and they also have super metal top now. Titanium tipped solid tip in some of the racing design models.

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Post by lzeil » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:00 pm

yay, i've been saving my pennies for a couple more :)

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Re: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST

Post by Cracker » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:45 pm

Did Daiwa raise prices on the RD series?
MSRP on rods ranges from 91,000 to 98,000 YEN

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Post by bronzefly » Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:36 pm

I just returned from Japan and spent some time at the Yokohama Fishing Fest. The entire line of Steez Racing Design rods were on display and I spent some time with them, and the designers. What an incredible series of rods to say the least. I'm fortunate to own one, but after this trip, I'll own a couple more of them.

The new 701MH/HXB-ST feels amazing in hand. It is faster in action than the 701MH/HFB due to the solid tip. I was concerned that it would feel something like the Megabass F5st-611X Bearing Down Type X with what I'd call an ultra extra fast tip, but it doesn't. It's wrapped all the way to the tip making it more rigid than many of the solid tipped rods I've fished in the past. The tip is definitely fast/extra fast, and feels like it will be perfect for T-rigs and other bottom contact presentations. Stay tuned, things are looking good to get a few of these over here...
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Post by goldrod » Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:30 pm

bronzefly wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:36 pm
I just returned from Japan and spent some time at the Yokohama Fishing Fest. The entire line of Steez Racing Design rods were on display and I spent some time with them, and the designers. What an incredible series of rods to say the least. I'm fortunate to own one, but after this trip, I'll own a couple more of them.

The new 701MH/HXB-ST feels amazing in hand. It is faster in action than the 701MH/HFB due to the solid tip. I was concerned that it would feel something like the Megabass F5st-611X Bearing Down Type X with what I'd call an ultra extra fast tip, but it doesn't. It's wrapped all the way to the tip making it more rigid than many of the solid tipped rods I've fished in the past. The tip is definitely fast/extra fast, and feels like it will be perfect for T-rigs and other bottom contact presentations. Stay tuned, things are looking good to get a few of these over here...

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Re: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST

Post by Polkfish1 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:40 pm

I’m expecting a racy package on my doorstep this week :whistle:

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Post by domthewon » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:52 pm

Polkfish1 wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:40 pm
I’m expecting a racy package on my doorstep this week :whistle:
Damn! Right on! That was quick.

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Re: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST

Post by Cracker » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:01 pm

Gary,

Bring some of those to the Classic Expo please!

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Re: Steez Racing Design 701MH / HXB-ST

Post by Polkfish1 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:02 pm

domthewon wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:52 pm
Polkfish1 wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:40 pm
I’m expecting a racy package on my doorstep this week :whistle:
Damn! Right on! That was quick.
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