Originally Posted by DarrinG
It's about the dollar. Gotta come out with something new and promote it big-time. I agree the Z-Axis is a fine rod. I like them myself. Sage would do themselves good to go back to making the RPL (not the + or Xi, but the RPL) and keep the Z-Axis line too.
When something's good, you know it's gonna change soon!
No offense meant, and to each their own, but the RPL was a heavy unresponsive clunker of a rod which used very archaic graphite in it's construction. Any of the rod series since then have been dramatically better IMO. The XP's were revolutionary, and the Z-axis took that to a whole new level. The new VXP series is the same XP taper, only using a newer graphite, and they are pretty freaking phenomenal rods.
I think you are one of the few I have ever heard say they still love the RPL blank. However, we all have different casting styles and preferences, and if it fits you then by all means it isn't my place to judge.