Normally, the blank through the grip is bonded with cork or resin at the
reel seat and it weakens the vibration. This will decrease the responsiveness
to strikes. When we thought what would be a good sensitive rod, we came
to the conclusion that the vibration peak point exists in the part of a
grip only at the fingertips. The ACTION ROD® realized that the reel
seat, including the reel, had the largest mass absorbing the vibration.
And without the blank touching the reel seat, they were successful in telegraphing
the vibration free from interruption to feed back to the fingertips.
Vibration is a wave. The type of vibration or wave is determined by the material (ie. graphite or boron) and the length of the rod. The shape of our reel seat was determined based on this rule. 6 holes on top and bottom of the reel seat were intentionally drilled not aligned and shifted.
When joining various size of blanks with grips, the use of cork and resin makes the task easier, however, it loses sensitivity. In ACTION ROD®, all the parts used for joints are made from A6061T-6 duralumin to custom fit. We do not compromise to the "one fits all size" policy but stubbornly only accept perfect fit.