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Quantum Performance Tuned

What is Performance Tuned?

Dedication, intensity, continual learning and improvement – the same elements that put Quantum pros at the top in professional angling drive the Performance Tuned philosophy. It's a deep-down committment to be the best.

But Performance Tuned is much more than a mindset. It is a rigorous process realized in one of the most advanced tackle testing facilities in the U.S. Stop by the Quantum lab and you'll see we're literally millions of casts, hooksets and drag-burning runs ahead of the competition. Clutch systems are placed in a medical-grade laboratory freezer to ensure your anti-reverse is rock-solid no matter how cold it gets. Saltwater products are tested for corrosion resistance in a super-humid salt chamber more sweltering than any day you'll ever spend on deck. And rods have every fiber of their backbone placed under extreme weight load inside a Plexiglas chamber. Sometimes they shatter. It only helps us make a better product in the end.

These accelerated torture tests help us pinpoint weaknesses and eliminate them one by one until you're left with a superior breed – highly evolved, and constantly improving. Just like the skills of Kevin VanDam, Gary Klein, Gerald Swindle and anyone who takes fishing as seriously as we do.

That's Performance Tuned. That's testing and fishing at a Quantum level.

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Quantum PT Technology

UNYIELDING METAL CONSTRUCTION: All PT reels begin with single-piece aluminum frames, each machined with computer-guided precision, to hold all critical components in perfect alignment. We use special high-strength grades of aluminum to yield lightweight reels that will not flex even during heavy cranking.

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CERAMICS TAKE THE HEAT: PT drag systems feature ultra-smooth heat-dissipating ceramic washers to dissipate heat during long runs. Combined with carbon fiber and stainless steel, Quantum PT drag systems are designed to take extreme punishment. We also use ceramics to reduce wear in our baitcast levelwind systems.

CUSTOMIZED BEARINGS: Most reels use stock bearings made for other applications. Not ours. We designed our own high-grade stainless bearings to exact specs to minimize vibration and friction. Then we fit them in a special polymer cage for added sensitivity and corrosion protection.

TIMAG®II BAIL: The only spinning reels with a Nickel-Titanium bail wire that never gets bent out of shape. And unlike traditional bail springs, our magnetic bail trip will never wear out — and it's guaranteed for life.

TITANIUM FINISH: For maximum scratch protection, our advanced vacuum deposition coating bonds titanium molecules to the base metal of our Tour Edition PT baitcast and spinning reels, as well as our Energy PTi-B spinning reels.

WITHSTANDING THE SALT ASSAULT: Working with corrosion experts, we developed our own multi-layer SaltGuard™ finish to keep PT saltwater reels performing their best.
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MAXIMUM CONTROL: Quantum's exclusive ACS™ system is now the cast control standard because it's the most accurate braking system ever designed for baitcast reels. The external dial allows you to fine-tune the amount of centrifugal braking to perfectly match your fishing situation, without having to disassemble the reel.

LINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: Quantum's exclusive LMS™ Line Management System, available on every Quantum PT spinning reel, allows your line to be directed to the line roller more smoothly and with more precision than ever before.

"BURNER" GEARS: Available in every PT baitcast series, our ultra-high-speed "Burner" gear system allows you to rip your bait back to the boat at up to 34 inches for every turn of the handle so you can cover more water, targeting the hot spots more effectively in a shorter period of time.

POUR ON THE SAUCE: Quantum Hot sauce contains a special, proprietary blend of synthetic and organic additives to provide the ultimate balance in performance, protection, durability, and smoothness in both grease and oil for all fishing equipment.
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