The Thema is beautifully balanced at 13.0m and loses very little rigidity at its 14.5m length, due to state of the art 9 section Techogy. Designed for both Comptetion fishing and commercial carp fishing, the Thema will comfortably accommodate elastics up to 20 with ease. Sections 3,4, and 5, have the unique Teflon joint system, which substantially reduces wear, and makes silky smooth unshipping. The anti-friction surface (AFS) makes unshipping easier. Weighing only 623 grams at 11.5m and only 833 grams at 13.0m, this pole is at home on rivers, canals, and lakes, and with an impressive spare package.