- Enthusiast Rods
The New Megabass Destroyer
JDM Rod Lineup is Coming to America
and Megabass of America
Introduction: In the world of Megabass the Destroyer line is the
king of them all, but much like in Game of Thrones there are many that call
themselves kings, or
queens, which often results in epic battles to determine who will ultimately sit on the throne. This season Megabass Japan will debut a
new lineup of Destroyers, and with it a slew of new technologies and features
that aim to once again raise the bar.
The next generation of Megabass JDM Destroyers is about to
New JDM Destroyer Series Features: Since 1995 when Yuki
Ito prototyped the Destroyer line of bass rods, which were inspired by his hand
carved ARMS Series, the flagship rod line has continued to advance with use of the latest
technologies, and a unrelenting pursuit to also take styling and ergonomics to
the next level.
These "P5" Destroyers feature unique new styling, including a highly
This year Yuki Ito is introducing a completely updated Destroyer
line based on what is called the company's "LAIHA Program" which has led to the
creation of an innovative new 5-D graphite system. Megabass considers 5D a
paradigm shift in the blank
construction process, as it is designed to enable improved performance through a new method of
patterning and layering.
A diagram shows how the new 5D graphite system comes
together as an interlocking puzzle
5-D Graphite System: As the name
implies, the new blank construction methodology leverages five prepreg patterns
to best address five elements: vertical axis, horizontal axis, oblique axis,
elongation and elasticity, and combine each in a "painstaking puzzle matrix" to
maximize the application-specific performance of every blank. The cohesiveness
of each completed puzzle is designed to fuse the disparate parts,
reducing the unnecessary prepreg overlap of traditional patterning and layering.
This not only reduces material waste; it allows for a more precisely smooth
taper and seamless load transition for improved performance.
These wouldn't be
Destroyer rods with some aggressively styled reel seats and the IBSC casting
and MBCS spinning reel seats certainly do not disappoint.
A new badge adorns each rod, along with Yuki Ito's
signature and the 5D mark
IBSC Casting Seat:
Guided by angler bionomics, the Megabass original IBSC reel seat
is an achievement in angler/equipment integration, ushering in a new era of
comfort, utility, and performance. Minimalist-styled grip contours and stable
short-trigger design allow for intuitive grip transitions as the angler moves
through the cycle of casting, rod work, hookset and landing. Blank contact areas
are maximized to deliver precise feedback without sacrificing control. Carefully
formed squat-trigger design is both wide and short to provide the grip anglers need to
cast heavy lures and manage hard-pulling crankbaits.
A close up of the IBSC casting seat, notice the short
MBCS Spinning Seat:
Drawing strength from the robust
structure of the Megane-bashi in Nagasaki, known as Japanís oldest arched
stone bridge, Yuki Ito channeled time-tested design into the development of the
MBCS spinning reel seat. Featuring a curved shape that is a marriage of
structural integrity and human form, MBCS rises from the blank to fit perfectly
into the palm. This ergonomic fit not only increases grip and leverage for rod
work and fighting fish, it is designed to transmit feedback by maximizing
contact points between angler and equipment. Further, the palming grip
encouraged by the MBCS is an anchor against torsional force, enabling greater
The MBCS real seat features a sculpted arch that is
designed to fit perfectly into the angler's palm
The aggressive contours of the
MBCS are reinforced by an internal structure that ensures maximum strength and
rigidity with minimal weight, allowing the full benefits of the reel seatís
arched shape to be realized without excess material. Exposed blank section,
palming contact and next-level control deliver the kind of intuitive feel
required by finesse fishing in the toughest tournaments, carrying angling
awareness into the depths.
Want to take things to the
next level? Sporting a very enthusiast look and feel Megabass's new Zaldain 3D
dynamics performance grip is constructed of weaved carbon fiber for superior
ergonomics and vibration transmission.
Titanium frame SiC Guides are a proven choice
Titanium Frame SiC-S Guides:
To further reduce unnecessary
weight and improve performance, the new Destroyers will utilize a
smaller-diameter thread made of special fiber, which allows for tighter, more
effective guide wraps. This not only minimizes the wrap area and associated
epoxy to reduce weight it also minimizes any negative impact that hard epoxy
guide wraps can have on the natural bend-curve of the blank. The result is a
smoother, more intuitive blank with the optimal amount of threading for maximum
strength and performance.