I have found such blanks online: http://www.customtackle.com/cgi-bin/cts/ctstore.cgi They are "Matte Grey Finish". Are those blanks older one? I am suspicious regarding them because they are much chipper than offered by other stores and they have different color than I found in St Croix blanks chapter . If they are older St Croix blanks how are their performance? Please advise me regarding these blanks.