Its a very nice rod, and new to the east coast. Its very new but gaining popularity on the west coast, with many of the calstar, gusa, and super seeker owners selling off all thier rods and getting all phenix hybrids. Check out bloodydecks, its littered with calstars gusas and superseekrs, and ask them why they are selling the rods off. Make sure you get the new hybrid series, as if you get the older graphite ones regular black diamond's you'll learn later about the hybrids and regret not buying one in the first place. If you want to actually feel one, right now im getting one built by Juanito, over at Anglers Bait and Tackle, off Diania Beach Blvd.
What makes these rods special is its all Kevlar and Carbonfiber weave blank with tons of backbone, a fast taper, and light as a feather.
It really feels half as heavy s a comparable calstar blank. Im getting all SIC guides on mine with a perfection reel seat and a poodle butt. Mines going to be a 7'6 30-80lb XH blank, I'm makinga spinner out of it and putting it on my Cabo 80, running 80lb JB Hallowcore on it.