What is meant by second or third generation graphite. I'm familiar with rod blank construction modulus, resin, and scrim materials; but I've never heard this phrase used to describe graphite. Anyone clarify this? I'm getting ready to purchase a finished Certified Pro Bass Rod, and either a IM 700 IMP844 or an XMG 50 LP 844 blank to do a custom out of, but wanted help in making the selection.
Anyone who has used both materials--how much more sensitive is XMG 50 graphite than IM 700 graphite? Also how common is the tip breakage issues I've heard about in the XMG 50 rods?
Here's the description from Lamiglas on IM 700 rods:
"They employ an all-new smaller diameter blank design with an improved resin system to produce a 15 percent lighter weight rod blanks than comparable graphites on the market. These rod blanks exhibit properties found only in second and third generation graphites."