The SS platform consist of the SV and the Air and the frame looks to be Steez with a tweaked front end and sideplates. Based on Specs and pricing the SS seems to be a step below the Steez on Daiwa's roadmap. The T3 has always been regarded by many as the epitome of baitfinesse, the cream of the crop, but personally i was never a fan of the T3 body as it was just too bulky compared to compact bodies such as the Shimano aldebarans, Revo LT series and such with regards to BFS. On top of which , regardless of what everyone says, the Zaion frame still felt too plastic to command the premium price tag; which is also a reason why no one in Lure × Style pulled the trigger on one till date.
SS Air Specs
The release of the SS Air meant that we could have all the features of the T3 air especially the thing of our lust; the K.T.F jointly produced spool in a none T3 body. Losing the T-wing system was not a big deal for us either. Some of the SS Air features as follows:
-G1 Duralumin Air spool
-Zaion Handleside plate
-20 clicks mag adjustable Air brakes
-Ultimate tournament drag
-Zaion enlarged swept drag star to shorten distance between frame and star tip by 1.6mm for single hand retrieve used in BFS techniques
-Zaion Knobs per T3 Air
Air spool <3
Speed Shaft technology, shaftless system for reduced resistance during casting
The other Daiwa toys for 2014
The hottest looking spinning reel ever if you'd ask me
Currently Daiwa have really seemed to up the ante with the new offerings. At the moment for Shimano JDM, the only changes are the release of the Chronarch Ci4 in the Jdm market, Exsence DC lefty release as well as updates for the Conquest and Scorpion platform.
Let's see if there's more than meets the eye after the Tackleshow and of course any other new BFS gears for 2014!!
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