I was talking to John Baker earlier about my reel I had sent in for the shifter upgrade, and he mentioned that he and some other partners have bought out Graphite USA. He said some of the blanks would start to be available as soon as the end of next week. He also told me that he went through the entire factory and manufactured new parts to repair all of the machines that were in need of a good fixin. The blanks are suppose to be the same models but some will be composite instead of full graphite. He is sending me catalogs back with my reel so hopefully I can find a way to post some pics from them.