The Century Surf Machine Max was designed as a lightweight easy casting long distance great fish fighting rod that won't beat you up.
The surf machine Max 50/50 (#10 tip size) is a great rod for 6 and 8 oz Plus Bait and can go considerably higher on the weight range but is out of its Peak Performance. This is a great rod for the young and not-so-young to use and also very easy for women to cast. The surf machine Max long tip is a seven and a half foot tip and a five and a half foot but that is a bit faster in action and does better with 8oz and 10 oz (#11 tip size) than the max 50/50 as well as still maintaining the 6 oz cast ability. Also has a bit faster action and a stiffer tip than the 50/50 model.
Both models come with Century autoclave processing anti twist technology, textreme outer armor, and Fo-Cal design (stiffest point in the rod is under the reel seat to accommodate a punch/pull casting style) and will accept a 20mm reel seat. These are the thinnest diameter heavy bait rods on the market today.