Quote Originally Posted by Stinkbait View Post
After my experimental stage, I truly believe you can do anything with a fast (not x Fast) rod with the exception of a rubber tip needed for cranking.
Yes, that has been my experience as well. Fast rods are very versatile and because of this I have gone away from X-Fast rods, even sold off my NRX's. It really comes down to what your personal preferences are in a rod for certain techniques though. Rods have come a long way and we are fortunate to have many great options to fulfill our needs.