All broke during the cast. Never threw over 6 oz. with the rod.
Mine was a factory rod , but have had heard the same has happened with the customs. I really like the way the rod fought a fish, but got tired of the length of time it to to get a new tip.
The last tip that they send was refurred to as the thicker tip, but never tried it because like I said before sold it to cut my losses, and bought a straight 8 zziplex, and never looked at another loomis again.