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Looking at a medium -deep running crankbait rod.  What's your input on these rods?  

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I don't own one, but have handled them in Bass Pro.  The blanks are very large in diameter, and the rods felt kind of heavy.  Very similar to the old E-glass blanks....

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I haven't used mine all that much, but it (7'10) isn't all that heavy.  Or at least I don't think so.

I'm not a fan of anything Quantum, but the rod seems to be a quality stick.  IMO you could do worse.  It was the only rod that featured most of what I wanted (7'10 or longer, foam, split handle).

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    I have the 7'4" MH model and it does pretty well for me.  They aren't terrible heavy, but it wouldn't hurt for it to be just a tad bit lighter.  Sensitivity is also pretty good with this crankbait rod.

    I think you will be very pleased with this rod if you decide to get it.

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Handled one, really thought it was nice, but for 5$ less went with:

7'2" "Crankin' Carrot Stix" parabolic.

This is my first and favorite "do it all" crankbait rod.

Love it.

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I had one magicaly walk off my boat one day,got a carrot stick to replace it.Liked the rod while i had litle on the heavy side to me.Try feeling up (no pun intended) a carrot stick.

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Well lets put it this way, I hate KVD Tour rods about as much as I hate KVD himself. I cant believe he would even put his initials on that garbage he calls a reel. All you need to do is read the reviews on  anything quantum and you will  have your answer.

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...Ouch...

Anything Quantum?

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_104126____SearchResults

IMO there products are just fine.

On a good note my friend has a Tour KVD and i thought it was great got to play with it a little. But A Carrot Stick or Crucial would be a better option, so unless you have got yourself a good deal on that rod I would not jump on it first.

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Well lets put it this way, I hate KVD Tour rods about as much as I hate KVD himself. I cant believe he would even put his initials on that garbage he calls a reel. All you need to do is read the reviews on anything quantum and you will have your answer.

Yeah the reels are junk but KVD is still the man. I always try to avoid anybody's signature stuff, the vast majority of the time they're not worth the price just because you're partially paying for the individuals name. There are a few exceptions but not very many.

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Well lets put it this way, I hate KVD Tour rods about as much as I hate KVD himself. I cant believe he would even put his initials on that garbage he calls a reel. All you need to do is read the reviews on anything quantum and you will have your answer.

Yeah the reels are junk but KVD is still the man. I always try to avoid anybody's signature stuff, the vast majority of the time they're not worth the price just because you're partially paying for the individuals name. There are a few exceptions but not very many.

I have a KVD reel and love it. It's smooth cast a mile and has help up well.

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I have a few of the KVD Cranking rods and like them.  They load up nicely and, for a cranking rod, I don't believe they are overly heavy.  They blank is a little larger in diameter but I think that is just indicative of a composite blank.

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I have the new Daiwa Mike Iaconelli signature cranking rod and love it.  Not heavy and doesn't have the huge blank like the KVD rod.  Has Split grips with cork at the handle and foam at the but and noting in front of the reel.  I have thrown everything from a 2-4' shallow laser lure to a 3/4 oz. HotLips Express (with extra weight added to make it sink to the bottom in 30+ water) and it handled them all with ease.  And it is $30 less than the KVD rod.   Only drawback is it doesn't have a hook keeper but one off a broken Carrot Stix works great.

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Ouch is right on the Quantum haters, I have three Energy PT baitcasters and they are great reels, especially the 2009's.

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both gander mountain and bass pro have these rods and i have messed with them in the store... they are gianormous. they are the same size as my musky rods. if you are looking at getting one online i would recommend checking one out at the store first.

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