In 2004 we introduced the Real Four Concept in the original Certate – Real engine, Real control, Real endurance, Real custom setting the new standard in spinning reel design and innovation. After setting the benchmark for high end spinning reel design Daiwa developed the worlds most advanced tournament spinning reel the Daiwa Exist. The Exist set the ultimate benchmark for precision engineering that was until now with the new Exist.
The first thing you notice when you pick up the Exist is its weight. The machined Zaion body and rotor is incredibly light weight yet exhibits mores strength than magnesium or any alloys available, it is lighter and completely corrosion resistant. Its precision engineering supports the re-vamped high accuracy Digigear II drive and silent oscillation system to produce smoother rotary efficiency and increased cranking power like never before, combine this with Magseal and Magseal Bearings and this is the smoothest, most powerful reel Daiwa has ever released.
The Exist uses Daiwa’s ultimate reel technology, like Magseal, Magseal Bearings, ATD, Zaion, Silent Oscillation II, Digigear II, Twist Buster II and Rotor Brake to name a few.
Each Exist is individually constructed and made with the highest quality materials available. Designed for the serious tournament angler, the 2015 Exist will set the standard for the ultimate in spinning reel technology.
Given the popularity of saltwater fishing, sealing a reel is a major goal. No leakage means no corrosion, longer life and better performance. If saltwater penetrates a reel and dries, it crystallizes, and then erodes gears and bearings. In the past waterproof gaskets and “o rings’ prevented water intrusion, but they have the disadvantage of, producing friction and thus winding inertia.
In order to increase the durability of the reel, Daiwa had to make the waterproof structure an absolute priority. Through years of research and development, Daiwa found the solution – a membrane of magnetic oil, that reduces saltwater penetration. By using magnetized oil in conjunction with magnets, the oil attaches itself to the metal surfaces to form a seal. Being magnetized this lubrication system avoids any friction, reduces dust or water intrusion, eliminating oil spray and improving reel life expectancy. We call it “Mag Seal”. You’ll call it magic and a transformation to long lasting, smooth rotary efficiency.
Magseal debuted in 2010 Certate, cementing itself as the world’s most advanced spinning reel, this technology flowed on into Saltiga, Caldia and the previous model of Exist. But with the new 2015 Exist, Daiwa’s flagship reel features a Mag Seal line roller. Line roller bearings are one of the hardest wearing parts in a reel. They are constant working and received the harshest punishment of any part of a reel. The pressure of the line, continual water and salt impregnation destroys roller bearings quickly. Now with Magseal technology this is an issue of the past. Not content just with magsealing the rotor/anti-reverse system and line roller, the new Exist employs an all-new revolution in ultra smooth rotation and water sealing. Magsealed bearings are placed in key points in the reel to prevent water intrusion, increase rotation smoothness and increase part longevity. The new bearings are Magsealed, unlike the Magseal used in the rotor system the new bearings are a fully contained Magsealed bearing. These bearings are placed in the line roller system and the gear system so to minimise water and salt intrusion into these key bearings.
Air Rotor is like no other, it is truly a revolution in sensitivity. The new rotor serves several functions. Firstly the main principle of the rotor is support the line roller, line is pulled instantaneously from the spool to the line roller creating stress and flexing to a concentrated section of the lower rotor. The new arch form disperses pressure to the entire lower entire section of the rotor, dramatically decreasing stress and flexing.
Sensitivity is one of the strongest attributes of Air Rotor. The rotor is made from a high sensitive Zaion that transmits vibration through the reel more efficiently than ever before. By hollowing out the rotor system, a lighter construction is created with more surface area, resulting in increased strength and greater transmission of vibration. With a decrease in weight the balance has been fine tuned, with a lower centre of gravity and precise centre of axis the rotor spins more efficiently with perfect balance. This decrease in weight, increased surface area and new Zaion construction transmits lure vibration to the angler like never before.
The drag system is called ATD or Automatic Tournament Drag, this is a new introduction into the Daiwa spinning reel range. The biggest issue with many drag systems is that they are not smooth at the beginning of the drag. ATD rectifies this issue. ATD works like this, at the beginning of a strike the drag starts smoothly, then increases to its pre-set drag rating in a fraction of a second, thus eliminating line breakage at the strike.
“Zaion” is simply explained as a high-density carbon resin. Zaion is a new material, composed of carbon resin and long carbon fibres. This high-density material is light, strong and resists corrosion, used in many of Daiwa’s reels, it far exceeds the strength of magnesium in strength per unit weight comparison. Zaion transmits vibration through the reel more efficiently than ever before and it is lighter and stronger than a conventional reel made with similar resins or graphite’s.
- Zaion Body
- Mag Seal
- Mag Sealed Line Roller
- Magseal Bearings
- ABS II
- Air Spool
- Zaion Air Rotor
- Rotor Brake
- Silent Oscillation
- Real Stopper
- Aluminium machine cut handle
- ATD – Automatic Tournament Drag