i just got the xh version. i was using the mh and it is very soft. im hoping that the xh will be able to handle some yft. well see. for the money (all i can afford right now) it seemed to good to be true. i will be testing it out at the lumps in la. next week. i will also be putting the mh to the test as well. im not to concerned, as i very rarely get to fish tuna over 75 lbs.