In 2004 Daiwa introduced the Real Four Concept in the original Certate - Real engine, Real control, Real endurance, Real custom setting the new standard in spinning reel design and innovation. After setting the bench mark for high end spinning reel design Daiwa developed the world’s most advanced tournament spinning reel the Daiwa Exist. The Exist set the ultimate benchmark for precision engineering that was until now with the new 2012 Exist.
The first thing you notice when you pick up the 2012 Exist is its weight. The machined Zaion body and rotor is incredibly light weight yet exhibits mores strength than magnesium or any alloys available, it is lighter and completely corrosion resistant. Its precision engineering supports the re-vamped high accuracy Digigear II drive and silent oscillation system to produce smoother rotary efficiency and increased cranking power like never before, combine this with Magseal and CRBB’s and this is the smoothest, most powerful reel Daiwa has ever released.
The Exist uses Daiwa’s ultimate reel designs, like Magseal, Silent Oscillation II, Dura-aluminum machined main shaft, CRBB, titanium coated Twist Buster 2 line roller and rotor brakes to name a few. But the all new introduction into the new Exist is the Magsealed line roller. This introduction eliminates line roller bearing corrosion and helps eliminate line twist and wear. Each Exist is individually constructed, serial numbered and is made with the highest quality materials available. Designed for the serious tournament angler, the Exist will set the standard for the ultimate in spinning reel technology.
Given the popularity of saltwater fishing, sealing a reel is a major goal. No leakage means no corrosion, longer life and better performance. If saltwater penetrates a reel and dries, it crystallizes, and then erodes gears and bearings. In the past waterproof gaskets and “o rings’ prevented water intrusion, but they have the disadvantage of, producing friction and thus winding inertia.
In order to increase the durability of the reel, Daiwa had to make the waterproof structure an absolute priority. Through years of research and development, Daiwa found the solution - a membrane of magnetic oil which shuts out saltwater. By using magnetized oil in conjunction with magnets, the oil attaches itself to the metal surfaces to form a seal. Being magnetized this lubrication system avoids any friction, prevents dust or water intrusion, eliminating oil spray and improving reel life expectancy. We call it “Mag Seal”. You’ll call it magic and a transformation to long lasting, smooth rotary efficiency. Water intrusion is now a thing of the past.
Magseal debuted in 2010 Certate, cementing itself as the world’s most advanced spinning reel, this technology flowed on into Saltiga, Caldia and now Exist. But with the new Exist, Daiwa’s flagship reel, what better reel to introduce the new innovation and technology too…. For the first time ever Exist features a Mag Seal line roller. Line roller bearings are one of the hardest wearing parts in a reel. They are constant working and received the harshest punishment of any part of a reel. The pressure of the line, continual water and salt impregnation destroys roller bearings quickly. Now with Magseal technology this is an issue of the past.
Air Rotor is like no other, it is truly a revolution in sensitivity. The new rotor serves several functions. Firstly the main principle of the rotor is support the line roller, line is pulled instantaneously from the spool to the line roller creating stress and flexing to a concentrated section of the lower rotor. The new arch form disperses pressure to the entire lower entire section of the rotor, dramatically decreasing stress and flexing.
Sensitivity is one of the strongest attributes of Air Rotor. The rotor is made from a high sensitive Zaion that transmits vibration through the reel more efficiently than ever before. By hollowing out the rotor system, a lighter construction is created with more surface area, resulting in increased strength and greater transmission of vibration. With a decrease in weight the balance has been fine tuned, with a lower centre of gravity and precise centre of axis the rotor spins more efficiently with perfect balance. This decrease in weight, increased surface area and new Zaion construction transmits lure vibration to the angler like never before.
“Zaion” is simply explained as a high density carbon resin. Zaion is a new material, composed of carbon resin and long carbon fibres. This high density material is light, strong and resists corrosion, used in many of Daiwa’s reels, it far exceeds the strength of magnesium in strength per unit weight comparison. Zaion transmits vibration through the reel more efficiently than ever before and it is lighter and stronger than a conventional reel made with similar resins or graphite’s.
The new 2012 Exist introduces new innovations and unparalleled designs, with the combination of Magseal, Magseal Line roller, Air Rotor and Zaion making it Daiwa’s most sensitive technically advanced reel ever developed. You will feel more connected to lures, detect more bites and fight fish with ease….with Exist it is Technology to Feel.
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