The only glass composite model in the series, the F4.1/2-68KG is engineered for fast-moving baits. The lightweight sensitivity of carbon is aligned with the supple, comforting characteristics of glass, resulting in a blank that provides uncanny angler feel, power, and forgiveness. The glass tip section provides optimal ‘give’ for improved hookup ratios and landing percentages, drawing ever more performance from crankbaits, jerkbaits, vibration baits, and spinnerbaits. Strong carbon mid and butt section provide ample power to control the fight, and add a powerful bite, allowing anglers to rip lures free of grass with definitive ease.

While the utilization of carbon graphite represented a revolution in rod building technology, the pace of graphite material evolution is not without constraints. In fact, much recent innovation has been driven not by blank material, but by advancements such as multi-axis technology. Against this backdrop, the Megabass design team embarked upon PROJECT KAIZA with a simple directive: explore new materials to further the evolution of blank performance. 

Out of this research was born kabt, a material and build process that results in a lighter blank, with higher load-bearing capacity and greater responsiveness. Leveraging the unique characteristics of next-generation microfibers with ASL shape-memory metal alloy, kabtstrengthens the load-bearing mid and butt section of the blank without requiring the use of excessive amounts of carbon graphite. To achieve this remarkable strength, three ASL multi-axis metal fiber layers are laid at 47-degree angles in a triple-layer pattern, which results in the “xXx” pattern from which the OROCHI xXx (OROCHI “KAIZA”) derives its name.

The result is a lighter, stronger blank, which successfully blends the sensitivity and performance of a carbon graphite tip section with the kabt’s ASL metal fibers, delivering the power of a heavyweight hitter packed in a featherweight’s frame. Harness the power of the unknown. Harness OROCHI “KAIZA”