How many rods have you slammed (or seen slammed)in a car door, Trunk or whatever? Also, was it a nice rod and did mfg replace it for you? Charge or no charge? Took my youngest son to Rocky Ford on a hot june day last year and he set his brand new rod against the car door mirror. As he shut the door the rod naturally slipped off the mirror and broke just about in half. Part of his punishment was watching me catch slabs for about 3 hours in 97 degree heat. Fortunatley for me nobody was able to punish me for the last 2 rods I did that to. They were replaced free of charge by mfg. His was too cheap however to come with a warranty.