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Powell Max Vs. Endurance


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#1 Bass_Fanatic

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Posted July 01 2011 - 08:40 PM

I had a Powell Max 704C rod that I absolutly loved. I caught numerous fish on it and my biggest so far this year, 8.5lbs. Well, I broke it, sent it back to Powell and they sent me a free upgrade to a Powell Endurance 714C. I was stoked because this rod was suppose to be "better" than the Max series.

Anywayz, to my question. Have any of you used both rods (Max and Endurance) and can you tell a diffrence? If so, which rod do you like better and why? Maybe my expectations were too high for the Endurance, but I think I liked the Max series better.
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Posted July 02 2011 - 12:38 AM

I was under the impression the Endurance rods were the same blank material and everything they just boasted a different style and different lengths/actions.

But i'm not sure

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Posted July 02 2011 - 06:17 AM

I have a powell endurance 723c. Its my 1st powell and I had never even held one untill I got this. I do really like the rod, however I thought the tip was a little stiff for a MH. I talked to the owner on the phone and he stated that the endurance rods were a little stiffer than the max series of the same rating. Since I had never held one I was clueless.

Also, the guides on the endu. rods are smaller apparently.

I'm getting a max soon to compare. Don't get me wrong, I like my 723 and have a use for it, but I'd like to try a powell w/ a little lighter tip so I'm going to try the max series.

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Did you find that your endu. was stiffer than your max?

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Posted July 04 2011 - 04:26 PM

B F,
Did you find that your endu. was stiffer than your max?

Yeah, now that you mention it I think it is. That is probably why I felt the Endurance was different, but I couldnt figure out why. I was pitching plastics with the Max, but the Endurance to too much for em. I think it is still great for jigs, but I guess I need to buy a Max now for plastics... :rolleyes:
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Posted July 04 2011 - 09:06 PM

Yeah, now that you mention it I think it is. That is probably why I felt the Endurance was different, but I couldnt figure out why. I was pitching plastics with the Max, but the Endurance to too much for em. I think it is still great for jigs, but I guess I need to buy a Max now for plastics... :rolleyes:


I almost got talked into the 714. I'm glad I didn't though. I've been trying to use my 723 for plastics and its working alright, but prob. would make a better jig rod. It did work good for pitchin a plastic in and around some thick pads yesterday though.

These powells have great sensitivity for what you pay for them. Can't wait to get another.