Application: Tokyo rig, Lipless, Diving, Square Bill, Wake Bait, Jerk Bait, Prop Bait, Walking Bait, Popper, Weightless Senko, Wacky Worm, Neko Rig, Small Shakey Head, Drop Shot, Finesse Jig, Spy / Spin Baits, Tube, Chatter Bait, Under Spin, Blade Bait, Jigging Spoon, Multi-Purpose Hair Jig, Finesse Jig, Tail Spinner
Built on the NFC Next Generation X-Ray “C6O2” material
What is C6O2?
C6 is the chemical formula for Carbon, and O2 is the chemical formula for Oxygen, a component of air. One of our initial testers of the blank provided in his feedback that holding this blank is like holding air – so the name “Carbon Air” stuck.
C6O2 is not just a name. Its a new fiber and a new technology that holds the fiber together.
We believe in technology that you can see – and Air Carbon is a combination of a pure carbon mesh that is so light, a puff of air sends it flying, (click on the product video to see!) combined with a fiber that is deemed “strategic” by our government and thus non-exportable and is provided by allocation to a select number of factories across ALL industries in the US. There is a benefit to being Gary Loomis and being in the composites industry for 50+ years – when a new material comes out, your name is on a “short list” of those to call to run some tests.
Black Widow is the name that Gary decided to call the hand-braided carbon fiber handles, because it takes 8 strips of carbon (same number as legs on a spider) braided together to make the iconic look.
XO Skeleton because there is not an arbor needed inside of the rear grip, its hollow, there is never a break from the rear grip to the blank, its a one piece, it is manufactured, rolled and cured as a one piece. This means the ultimate in sensitivity/vibration transfer from the blank to the hand.
To finish, we hand braid 8 strips of carbon onto the rear grip (its a carbon with a special resin, that becomes slightly tacky when wet) and into the over goes the blank.
The blank is designed around a proprietary reel seat, which gives the maximum cut away for the finger to rest on the blank
For those looking for more stats:
Blank Length: 7’2″
Blank Weight with attached grip 84 grams /2.9 oz
Black Weight solo: 72 grams.
Butt Diameter: 27mm (at the end of grip)
Finish: Matte, Slightly Ridged
Blank is sold with a reel seat, locking nut, and EVA cap.