New for 2014 are the ALPS™ heavy HXN guides in the ALPS XN guide family. Boasting SS316 stainless steel frame and an added overall stoutness, this is the most rugged guide ALPS™ has produced to date. The new ALPS™ heavy HXN guides are perfect for a line class of 50-130lbs, and these guides are a perfect match for anything from a boat rod, to a stand up rod, and even a trolling rod. The heavy HXN guides are the most durable guide on the market to date, while still maintaining a slim look that will not take away from the natural aesthetics of the rod build. Featuring the same recessed ring design (RRD) as the rest of the XN guide family, the wide gluing surface prevents ring failure. Trust your next build to the heavy HXN family of guides.