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Originally Posted by AndrewVT View Post
Joe, I had a question about pricing. Why the 50% increase in price for the typhoon series over the virtus light or NIV series? In the small sizes there is not much of a difference, but the typhoon is about $30 more in the size 40. I do love the looks of the new series though.



I just checked Mudhole, and the prices seem to be corrected. The prices of a size 20 Typhoon, Virtus Lite, and Virtus Heavy were all within a dollar or two of each other.



Joe, while you're checking in here, would you mind explaining the purpose of the Typhoons. They look pretty good, but I thought that you had things covered pretty well with the NIRLCs and the Virtus Lite and Heavy. What was the thinking behind the Typhoons - what applications do you foresee them being used for?
post #47 of 49
They're supposed to be the same price as the Virtus Lites. I'm working them up and I'll get them changed. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

The Typhoons in 8-40mm rated 20 to 40lb utilize the RLS frame which are rated between the RLC frame our lightest in sizes 6-20mm and the Virtus lites 8-40mm rated 30-60lb. The RLS frames are actually identical to the RLC frames in 8-20mm but we use a heavier gauge 316 stainless steel or Titanium for the Typhoons.

Like the Virtus line they are a concept style with a drop down in height from the 25 to the 20 so you can use the 8-20 for casting and add the 25-40 if you want for spinning. They are meant for heavy fresh, inshore, boat spin and surf where the Virtus series may be deemed a bit heavy.
post #48 of 49
post #49 of 49
The Typhoons seem very similar to the Fuji MN series and the Virtus are like the HN series from Fuji. I like em!
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