The F3.5-70X Z-CRANK ELSEIL is an achievement in purpose-built cranking, arising from Yuki Ito’s dual-expertise as a lure and rod designer. Applying the insight gained most recently from the SUPER-Z, Ito set out to trim the fat from conventional cranking sticks, delivering a blank that gives with supple smoothness, yet exhibits quick recovery and the highest power-to-weight ratio in its class. This drives longer casts, confident control, and the ability to “pop” lures free of grass—all without sacrificing the effortless “give” required to capture cranking bites.
The Z-CRANK ELSEIL excels with fast-moving lures such as the SUPER-Z, VIBRATION-X DYNA, SMATRA, S-CRANK 1.2 and VISION ONETEN Jr. The new lightweight, fast-moving special F3.5-70X demonstrates the kind of performance only possible when rods are developed by the same designers as the lures for which they are intended.
Revolution brings destructive change. This DESTROYER is king of them all.
In 1995, Yuki Ito prototyped the Destroyer® of traditional bass rods, drawing upon his hand-carved ARMS to unleash an unrivaled fusion of craft and technological innovation upon the Japanese bass market. Each subsequent generation of Destroyer® reached beyond the standards and conventions of their time to establish a new benchmark. A quarter-century later, “Project Living Legend” was established to ensure that each cycle of destruction and creation through innovation preserved Megabass’ rich DNA, bringing anglers ever-closer to the ideal.
Guided by this spirit, the LAIHA program gave birth to a limited concept rod series in 2019, developed to test and refine standard-destroying technologies to push innovation past present limits. From this tireless effort, the 5-D Graphite System was born. Representing a paradigm shift in the blank construction process, 5-D enables a more perfect realization of the Destroyer® through a new method of patterning and layering, unlocking untold potential.
Thus, with each generation, all change—especially destructive—is embraced in the technological pursuit of the angling ideal. Out of this cycle, Destroyer® rises anew to challenge anglers to new heights.