The XT of Syncro literally stands for extra tough, indicating that this
exceptional monofilament is highly abrasion resistant and durable. - The breaking strain quoted on each spool is an
easily achievable knot strength, appropriate to its diameter. However, with
carefully tied, mechanically superior knots like the five turn grinner, average
breaking strains can be significantly increased as indicated below. 10lb (possible 15lb), diameter 0.30mm 12lb (possible 17.5lb), diameter 0.33mm 15lb (possible 21lb), diameter 0.37mm 18lb (possible 26lb), diameter 0.40mm
So Syncro XT Loaded was born. Upon casting
out it sinks through the surface film virtually unaided until it just hangs
from the rod tips. And if a slack line approach is required it stays that way,
lying tight to the bottom to the extent that you can feel it peeling up off the
lake bed when winding in.
The dark olive pigment disappears against any
lake bed and is actually very difficult to see when suspended off the rod tips,
even in tap clear water.
Regarding knot strength, just like the
original Syncro XT, the new Loaded is underrated and the following knot
strengths can be achieved using a carefully tied five turn grinner (tested on
calibrated digital force meter):
• Nominal 10lb (0.30mm)
• Nominal 12lb (0.33mm) Possible 17.5lb
• Nominal 15lb (0.37mm) Possible 21lb
• Nominal 18lb (0.40mm) Possible 26lb
Although Syncro XT Loaded is limp straight
off the spool we recommend soaking it overnight so that it absorbs water and
becomes even suppler as it is loaded onto the reel spool.