I’ll have to think of a way to objectively test how far each cast, even then the state of the reel, and amount of line are going to make a difference. Both of mine are under a year old (7000’s, and 600LC) so provided the amount of line (mass) and spindle diameter of the line (how fast we’ll spin the sucker) are approx. the same I should be able to hold both and cast with the same amount of weight to see if one does better than the other.... I’ll try that on Tuesday when I change out rods, I’m moving them to my spoonbill snagging rods (2 each of the same type). If I get spooners on each it will show how well each of them handle reeling in a barn door as well. If one is harder than the other I’ll let Gordy reel those in on hook up. After that 71lb flathead he pulled in last year he has no excuses.