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2023 year model

Achieving Lightweight with ZAION V! Rugzas Evolution through Enhanced Rigidity and Waterproofing with the Monocoque Body

The LAXUS has evolved by incorporating the "Monocoque Body," achieving enhanced rigidity and waterproofing!

Key Points of the "Monocoque Body":

• Silky Rotation: The improved body rigidity and gear support precision have resulted in silky smooth rotation.
• Increased Winding Power: The larger diameter of the gears enhances winding power.
• Enhanced Rotation Durability: The larger diameter gears also contribute to improved rotational durability.
• Improved Waterproofing: The increased airtightness of the monocoque body, combined with the high water resistance of Magsealed, enhances the body’s waterproof capabilities.

The use of ZAION V for the body and rotor, and ZAION for the handle arm and brake lever, maintains strength while achieving a 15g weight reduction compared to the 19 Rugzas.

A newly developed XH model with a gear ratio of 6.6 (99cm) is now available. The monocoque body allows for even higher gear ratios, enabling rapid rig retrieval and handling. You can choose between the high-speed XH model and the H model with a gear ratio of 6.2 (93cm).

The spool compatibility is maintained, ensuring compatibility with previous spools.

*Handle knob can be replaced (S size).

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Model Retrieve Gear Ratio Ball Bearing Max Drag
Reel Weight
Line Capacity
Line Capacity
2500H-LBD Left/Right 6.2 7 17.6 9 10/160 37
2500XH-LBD Left/Right 6.6 7 17.6 9 10/160 39
3000H-LBD Left/Right 6.2 7 17.6 9 14/160 37
3000XH-LBD Left/Right 6.6 7 17.6 9 14/160 39

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This design incorporates a one-piece frame and a one-piece threaded side plate. Because screws are not necessary to attach the side plate and hold the main gear, the interior space in the body is greater allowing for a larger more powerful gear held in place by the lighter, sturdier body rather than the traditional side plate


The use of a titanium disc achieves twice the braking efficiency of conventional discs and delivers intense braking force. Braking response is also shortened to 1/4 of that of conventional discs until the required braking force is reached.


The Mag Sealed principle is based on special magnetic oil, which has been developed by the NASA to transport fuel to the space ships based on the magnetic principle. Such oil for reel production is not available in the market. It has to be manufactured under most difficult circumstances. The embedded ferric oxide, which is necessary for the magnetic field, has a diameter of 1/100.000mm.
The molecules in this new "metal oil" are capable of changing. If they are exposed to a magnetic field, they change their shape and the oil forms a fluid seal.
Such a seal, based on the principle of liquid magnetic oil produces nearly no friction, isolates perfectly and prevents even penetration of dust particles.
The big challenge for the DAIWA engineers was the development of a reel, which is designed for the principle of the magnetic oil to generate a kind of liquid membrane that prevents water penetration.
The Mag Sealed design is based on the purpose to keep water away from a spinning reel. First of all for sea anglers this is an amazing idea - since delivers a longer life span; no corrosion and better, pro longed function. If salt water penetrates the reel and dries, it crystallizes, corrodes the gearing and affects the ball bearings. Mag Sealed halts the travel of salt particles.


The biggest issue with many drag systems is that they are not smooth at the beginning of the drag.
ATD is fine tuned to react more quickly, the instant line release is required. This smoother start up eliminates the ‘snatch’ that previously occurred when tension inertia was overcome.

ATD also implements structural changes to the spool metal of the reel that provides greater support of the spool across the entire length of the main shaft. This additional support reduces spool twist under load, promotes more even pressure on the drag washers and ultimately reduces "pulsing" of the drag when fighting the fish.


Air Rotor is a design triumph, where weight is reduced, rotary balance is even and stress distribution is even.
The enormous strains, which affect the rotor via the line and the line roller are better distributed. This causes less pressure on the single parts of the rotor.
The Air Rotor is 15% lighter than usual rotors of the same material - this reduces vibrations and enhances the rotational balance thanks to the near symmetrical shape and very low centre of gravity.
Under the same strain, a conventional rotor can become much more distorted, due to concentrated pressure point. Air Rotor distributes the stress.

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