I recently purchased a Qauntum Snap Shot SS1 Spinning the other day to fish with. I went fishing with it the same day and after only 20 casts the part of the reel that sits in the reel seat on the rod split in two pieces. This has to be the cheapest piece of garbage I ever bought in my entire life. To make matters worse...I emailed the company and believe it or not they said I am out of luck!!!!! They out right refused to send me a replacement. They have lost a customer for LIFE! I will never purchase a reel, rod or anything else made by that company. I told them how a fly rod company sent me a replacement rod when it broke in 2 days with no questions asked...their response....B.S.!!! This is their customer service people by the way... So the next time your think about purchasing a product made by Quantum...THINK TWICE. I got burned and I definitely don't want you to go through what I did.