Daiwa Exist LT ‘22
The new EXIST family features an all-new EXIST Air Drive System with ZAION Air Drive Rotor, Air Drive Bail, Air Drive Spool, and Air Drive Shaft. Thanks to ZAION, the new EXIST Air Drive Rotor is 15% lighter, features a screwless design, flush surface, and greatly increased rigidity. The design eliminates design waste without reducing strength. But the largest benefit to the AIR DRIVE ROTOR is the lighter rotation providing you less handle turning resistance. Working in conjunction with the AIR DRIVE ROTOR is the AIR DRIVE SHAFT which offers better stability and power transfer; it also works with the rotor for smoother, easier rotations. It allows you to feel absolutely nothing when turning the handle—it could be the smoothest rotation in any spinning reel ever built. The Air Drive Bail is lighter and angled allowing seamless transition to the line roller. On to the Air Drive Spool, it’s considerably lighter in weight than comparable reels. The new redesigned clicker in the spool reduces click resistance, creating smoother and much more efficient drag. The reel also offers Daiwa’s Advanced Tournament (ATD) system for a maximum of 22 pounds of drag pressure in the 3000, 4000, and 5000 sizes. The 2000 and 2500 sizes offer 11 pounds of drag for light, feathery drag adjustment. The 2000 comes in at a mere 5.3 ounces and features 24.1 inches per handle turn; the 2500 weighs 5.6 ounces and offers 34.5 inches per handle turn. The 3000 tips the scale at 6.2 ounces with 30.6 inches of line per handle turn; the 4000 weighs 7.1 ounces and commands 32.5 inches per turn; and lastly, the 5000 is a diminutive 7.6 ounces and features an impressive 34.5 inches per handle turn. All hold a vast amount of monofilament or J-Braid for any technique the angler chooses to employ. The reel is available in interchangeable right- and left-handed versions in three different gear ratios: 4.9:1, 5.2:1, and 6.2:1. All were designed to meet the needs and expectations of freshwater anglers fishing different presentations.
Low inertia is the key.
The newly developed AIRDRIVE ROTOR is made from ZAION. Maintaining the strength of the rotor from 18 EXIST, DAIWA has been able to reduce the weight significantly. Designed with focus to create a perfectly round structure, trouble free and flawless rotation have been achieved.
The rotor unit itself has seen a 16% weight reduction compared to the previous model (Based on 2500 size reel) and will set the standard for what future rotor design of small spinning reels will be.
Trouble free future.
DAIWA has constructed a bail smaller in diameter whilst providing required strength to achieve a further weight reduction to the front unit. In comparison to 18 EXIST, AIRDRIVE BAIL reduces the weight of the bail by 33% (compared to 2500 size).
DAIWA has adjusted the angle of bail setting to improve the line movement into the roller. Careful attention was given to the roller and slider and individual design alterations were done for each size of 22 EXIST, perfectly adjusting the line management for each size of the reel.
Design reflects the future.
The stand out features of the AIRDRIVE SPOOL would have to be the newly shaped spool skirt and the simple single silver coloured cosmetic. Just by looking at the spool it is clear the structure has been redeveloped, reducing the weight and maximising the feeling of presence.
Reducing the spool weight creates many benefits for a reel; the total weight of reel is reduced, oscillation is improved, less resistance during winding and rotation, better balance when attached to the rod and of course the reel feels light and easy to fish.
Friction free rotation.
AIRDRIVE SHAFT has a non contact structure between the mainshaft and the pinion gear. In addition to this, both ends of pinion gear are now supported with bearings to relay the crank power from the handle to the rotor with a higher level of efficiency. By adding high quality collars to the mainshaft, rotational noise has been reduced significantly.
AIRDRIVE SHAFT creates the feel of smooth, quiet rotation and provides anglers with torque and power.
A single piece sealed body.
DAIWA’s latest technology MONOCOQUE BODY is made by an integral molding system to create a rigid one piece body. By removing the traditional screws used to attach the sideplate, internal space is maximised within the gear housing. The MQ BODY uses a large diameter engine plate to screw on to the body to seal the internals. The extra space created in the MONOCOQUE BODY allows DAIWA to install a larger diameter drive gear into a smaller size reel. This system instantly creates the more durable reel inside and out.
Perfectly machined drive gear.
The drive gear within any reel is made from 3 key elements which cannot be missed. (Design Creativity, Processing Technology and Premium Quality Material)
22 EXIST consists of all 3 key elements.
The latest digital analysis and machine cut technology is used to create a perfect surface on each tooth of the drive gear. By using the latest premium Duralumin material, precision designs deliver an incredibly smooth rotation quality.
Durability and water resistance.
During the design process of 22 EXIST key areas for water ingress were analyzed. The introduction of MQ body prevents water intrusion within the body, whilst areas of rotation or areas frequently exposed to water have been equipped with MAGSEALED/MAGSEALED BALL BEARING technology. Sections of the reel which are not key rotational areas are equipped with strong rubber seals. Anglers will come to understand this level of quality from 22 EXIST.
New generation drag system.
New ATD TYPE-L drag technology improves the initial drag system response. Lowering the peak drag max upon hook setting. Light tackle fishing especially requires a responsive and sensitive adjustment of the drag pressure.
ATD TYPE-L allows anglers to have more control of the drag without stress during the fight. By not overloading the line and also causing less stress to the fish, powerful fish can be tamed easily with 22 EXIST.
|13 (10CRBB; 2MSBB; 1RB)
|Line Per Handle Turn
Mono: 6/160, 8/110
J-Braid: 8/200, 10/170
Mono: 10/280, 12/220
J-Braid: 15/250, 20/220
Mono: 10/360, 14/250
J-Braid: 20/280, 30/200
Mono: 14/280, 20/180
J-Braid: 30/230, 40/160