The ArcticSilver USA Free-Flex rods are based on the most advanced, high technological, progressive quality nano-carbon blanks available. The design-protected Quick-Lock system is a user-friendly reel seat with a spring-loaded lock system that locks the reel into place. With one simple movement, it secures and firmly holds the reel in position. The Quick-Lock system is 100% CNC-machined and made out of aluminum 6061 with a tolerance of +/- 0.05mm. All aluminum parts are corrosion-treated with a Hard Anodizing process. The ultra-strong ceramic stripping guides match the delicate matte charcoal blanks. All of the snake guides are incredibly lightweight and made from pure titanium. The rods themselves are built on 4-piece blanks.