Features 1K Power Helix, a carbon fiber material used to produce extra strength in the backbone, while keeping the weight to a minimum for sensitivity. Suspending reel seat a design for maximum energy transmission. Aluminum oxide guides that are diamond polished to a rich black surface providing the strength and durability needed for braided lines. The stainless steel frames allow for a lightweight design, while all guides are downsized to help decrease "wind knots." Cut-proof and lightweight. The split grip design on the LR Shock decreases weight and improves overall balance, leading to lighter more sensitive rod. Also features strike amplifying tip built to handle SuperLines.