Daiwa Launches New High Performance EXIST Spinning Reel Family
Behold the newest of high-end freshwater and inshore spinning reels, Daiwa’s brilliantly designed EXIST. Style, innovation, research, and passion come together in the birth of the new EXIST. Anticipated by anglers—a top-of- the-line freshwater spinning reel featuring all the bells and whistles—is now in DAIWA’s newest line-up of 2022 products!
For starters, the new EXIST family features an all- new EXIST Air Drive System with ZAION Air Drive Rotor, Air Drive Bail, Air Drive Spool, and Air Drive Shaft. Thanks to ZAION, the new EXIST Air Drive Rotor is 15% lighter, features a screwless design, flush surface, and greatly increased rigidity. The design eliminates design waste without reducing strength. But the largest benefit to the AIR DRIVE ROTOR is the lighter rotation providing you less handle turning resistance.
Working in conjunction with the AIR DRIVE ROTOR is the AIR DRIVE SHAFT which offers better stability and power transfer; it also works with the rotor for smoother, easier rotations. It allows you to feel absolutely nothing when turning the handle.
The Air Drive Bail is lighter and angled allowing seamless transition to the line roller. On to the Air Drive Spool, it’s considerably lighter in weight than comparable reels. The new redesigned clicker in the spool reduces click resistance, creating smoother and much more efficient drag. The reel is available in interchangeable right- and left-handed versions in three different gear ratios: 4.9:1, 5.2:1, and 6.2:1.