The secret to the T3 stems from the way resins and binders align exactly within the graphite matrix. The alignment is so precise Orvis comparis it to the spinning blades of a Comanche attack helicopter. This results in a fiber that is more impact resistant, tougher and stronger than other graphite fiber/resin combinations. Higher modulus graphite can be used because a final protective sheathing is subjected to intense pressure and high heat. This in turn reduces the weight of the rods because the manufacturer can use less material. In fact, every rod in the T3 series is 20 to 36 percent lighter in swing or levered weight than its comparable Trident TLS rod.