Daiwa Ballistic EX
Daiwa Ballistic EX
Dark, stylish and loaded with Daiwa design brilliance and technology the new Ballistic EX is high-end spin excellence at a mid range price.
Dressed in black, and oozing with the class and design innovation that makes Daiwa reels legendary, the Ballistic EX is a reel that stands out from the pack, and is on track to back in black.
Grab Your Gears
Daiwa’s legendary Real Four sets the groundwork for the new Ballistic courtesy of its Real Engine, Real Control, Real Endurance and Real Custom engineering excellence. Proven design brilliance meets new age technology with a Zaion body delivering unrivalled lightness, strength, sensitivity and corrosion resistance.
A high-density resin and carbon material, Zaion exceeds the strength of traditional reel body materials such as magnesium and alloy, and is lighter and stronger than a reel made with similar resins or graphites.
The result is a Ballistic body that is better in every way, and a reel that is lighter, stronger, and more sensitive in every way.
Design brilliance and innovation doesn’t just stop with the Ballistic’s Zaion body, with Daiwa’s revolutionary Digigear II technology delivering unrivalled refinement and class.
An advancement in gear design and construction, Digigear II features a high-precision cutting technique that achieves perfect gear meshing and ultra smooth performance. Made from super strong, corrosion resistant alloy, it allows for lighter and stronger gears and flawless gear meshing and operation.
Gear stability, power and smoothness is enhanced, with Daiwa’s Engine Plate technology providing direct pressure either side of the bearings and gears of the main body to enable the perfect meshing of gears.
Advanced in design and flawless in action the Ballistic EX is top gear performance that delivers on all levels.
Sealed to protect, Mag Seal slams the door shut on reel destroying elements like never before. A revolutionary new system that changed reel design forever when it was introduced in 2010, Mag Seal involves scientifically designed magnetized oil that forms an impenetrable seal that prevents, dust, water and salt intrusion, and eliminates oil spray associated with traditional non-magnetized seals.
Protection and performance is further enhanced courtesy of CRBB ball bearings. Shielded for extra protection CRBBs seal out sand, fine grit, salt crystals and other abrasives for extended bearing life. Improved protection and longevity the Ballistic EX is the reel that is the perfect blend of protection, performance, and price.
Light as air and as strong as steel, Daiwa’s Air Rotor delivers balance, weightlessness and strength for ultimate reel balance and performance.
Lighter, stronger and more balanced and sensitive than any rotor system that’s come before, ‘Air Rotor’ features a Zaion made, precision engineered arch that provides exceptional line roller support and disperses pressure to the lower section of the rotor to reduce stressing and flexing.
The Ballistic EX’s Air Rotor is further enhanced with a hollowed out construction reducing weight, while increasing reel sensitivity and the transmission of vibration. A reduction in weight improves rotational balance, while its lower centre of gravity and precise centre of axis allows the rotor to spin with perfect balance.
Strength, balance and lightness are all realized with the Air Rotor and the new Ballistic EX.
Allowing you to take full control is a collaboration of Daiwa’s finest and most advanced line control technologies.
Daiwa’s famous ABS II spools leads the charge with the reverse taper spool enabling greater line control and increased casting distance. Unwanted line loops and tangles are a thing of the past, particular when using PE and braid lines, with the maximum use of a spool’s capacity now realized, along with unprecedented line control and friction reduction.
Twist Buster II and Air Bail also work seamlessly together to manage and feed line unencumbered and untangled onto the spooled, allowing for increased line pick-up and maximum casting distance.
A Dead Stop
Real Stopper technology combines with the Ballistic’s Instant Anti Reverse to take reel precision and control to another level, and eliminates rearward handle back play to zero for increased sensitivity, solid hook setting and perfect line control.
Silent Oscillation further enhances the reel’s whisper quiet and silky smooth operation, and delivers increased gear durability and function. Advanced and with no peers Silent Oscillation ensures ultimate gear performance, while at the same time minimizing weight and oscillation resistance.
Daiwa’s waterproof drag provides ultimate stopping power and protection in all weather conditions, with smooth, seamless start up and braking power allowing to dictate terms to anything that crosses your angling path.
Technology to feel, refinement to impress, and power and precision to perform, the Ballistic EX delivers quality that has to be seen to be believed.
What Have You Got?
Loaded with features, style and technology the Ballistic EX is primed to strike a cord with a variety of different anglers. With models ranging from the bream and trout sized 2000 through to the workhorse 4000 sized model, the Ballistic EX is the range that has it all, for the angler that wants it all.
With a high retrieve ratio (6.0 & 6.2:1), large spool capacity and an impressive 10 ball bearings, this is the reel that delivers quality and substance on a shoestring budget.
Dark and unassuming in looks yet bold and extrovert in performance, features and value the new Ballistic EX is reel that all reels aspire to be, yet few achieve to be.
- Real Four
- Zaion Body
- Digigear II
- Mag Seal
- Engine plate
- Air Rotor
- ABS II
- Twistbuster II
- Air Bail
- Waterproof Drag
- Real Stopper
- Infinite Anti Reverse
- Tight Silent Oscillation
|Model||Gear Ratio||#Ball Bearings||Wt. (g)||Drag Pressure (kg)||Spool Capacity|
|Ballistic EX 2000||5.6 (75cm)||9+1 (5CRBB)||220||4||PE 1/200m, 1.5/150m|
|Ballistic EX 2500||5.6 (84cm)||9+1 (5CRBB)||245||7||PE 1.5/200m, 2/150m|
|Ballistic EX 3000||5.6 (95cm)||9+1 (5CRBB)||280||7||PE 1.2/350m, 2/250m|
|Ballistic EX 4000||5.7 (101cm)||9+1 (5CRBB)||395||8||PE: 2.5/300m, 3/250m, 4/180m|