RODgeeks is always working to help educate our customers about our blanks and rod building in general. In that spirit, here are some of the frequently asked questions we get from customers:
1) What is the difference between the C2 and C4 Series
The main difference between the Carbon 2 and Carbon 4 series is the quality of the carbon fiber prepreg used to make the blanks. Our Carbon 4 prepreg uses all of the same proprietary technology we use in our Carbon 2 prepreg, but we jack up the performance with a high modulus, high strain carbon fiber. We roll this material on small diameter mandrels that feature our ST3 — Smooth Taper Transition Technology — to yield blanks that are light, powerful, durable, and very smooth in action.
2) How are surf rods split?
All of our surf rod blanks over 8 feet long are split 30/70. Blanks 8 feet and under are one piece.
3) How do our blanks compare to St. Croix in terms of power and action?
Our blanks are very similar to comparable St. Croix models with the exception of our Bass Series. These blanks are designed specifically for bass fisherman, with slightly slower actions and more power in the tips. The action sections of our bass blanks also have reinforcing material for extra durability.
4) How does shipping work?
We charge a flat $18.95 for most shipments within the United States. Your order should arrive within two weeks of you placing it.
5) I received an email saying my blank has shipped, but my shipment tracking number won’t work. Why?
You received the shipping email when your blanks left our factory in Central Mexico, but the tracking number won’t activate until it clears customs. This usually takes a few business days.
6) What is the difference between the Natural and Clear Gloss finish?
Our Natural finish is a matte clear coat that allows the natural color and look of carbon fiber (grayish black) to be present on the blank. Our Clear Gloss finish is similar to the Natural finish in color, but we add a gloss to it that makes it shine in the light.
7) Where can I find help on guide spacing?
You can find suggested guide spacing by following the link on our homepage, or by clicking Here.
8) How can I tell if a blank is one or two pieces?
Most of our blanks are a single piece. Two piece blanks will have a "2" at the end of the model number. A "3" denotes a three piece blank, and a "4" denotes a four piece blank.
9) Can I cut blanks to the length I want them?
You can safely take six inches off the butt of any of our blanks.