Beyond Braid 8x VS. Daiwa 8 Grand VS. PowerPro Maxcuatro
This line experiment featuring Beyond Braid 8x tests this new line that is being heavily marketed on social media to an established line that has proven itself to be a top contender for saltwater fishermen who use braid.
The ultimate quest for the best braided line available to inshore saltwater anglers continues!
Check out the results right here!!
Beyond Braid 8x Strength Test
There have been a lot of requests to include Beyond Braid in braided line strength tests.
In the past, we tested Beyond Braid 4x strength. But for this test, we are testing their new Beyond Braid 8x line.
Since it is an 8-strand braided line, we will compare Beyond Braid to Daiwa J-Braid 8 Grand.
PowerPro Maxcuatro is a 4-strand line that we tested the 1st version of Beyond Braid against. And I included in this experiment to see how it performs against their 8-strand line.
Note: All 3 lines in this test are rated at 20 lbs.
Line Strength Test Assembly
The test assembly used for this experiment is motorized for the purpose of obtaining highly accurate results.
The motor pulls back on the line creating tension which is measured by a scale on the end determining how much weight the line can hold before giving in and breaking.
Strength Test Results
Before we get into the results of the experiment, it is noteworthy to point out that the different lines performed better and worse when tied on using different knots.
The test was conducted in 9 total runs with each different line tested 3 times using 3 different knots.
We tested 3 separate breaks with each type of line to see how the different lines performed with different knots.
Overall, Daiwa J-Braid 8 Grand was the most consistent and had the highest average weight total before breaking at 23.18 lbs.
Beyond Braid 8x came in second at 21.12 lbs with PowerPro Maxcuatro trailing behind.
When compared to Beyond Braid 4x, the Beyond Braid 8x is clearly the stronger option.
PowerPro Maxcuatro in total was 5% weaker than Beyond Braid.
And, Daiwa J-Braid 8 Grand was 10% stronger than Beyond Braid.
Different Knots Results
In the table above, green indicates the winner within that knot category.
Yellow reveals the runner-up and the lighter orange color indicates the line that came in last.
Beyond Braid came in last for two of the knots used in this experiment.
However, it came in first when tied using the Trilene Knot.
Additionally, the Trilene Knot continues to outperform the Uni Knot.
Is There A Clear Winner?
After dissecting the experiment results, the Daiwa 8 Grand line technically performed the most consistently good throughout testing given the highest overall average.
However, the 8 Grand didn’t do quite as well as Beyond Braid when using the Trilene knot to Beyond Braid ended up with having the highest overall result for the Trilene knot.
It is simply too early to claim an absolute winner because we need to first test out the casting performance and longevity of these lines relative to one another… I’ll be doing that testing next.
Beyond Braid 8x Strength Test [VIDEO]
Based on our testing of knot strength, it appears as if the Beyond Braid 8x performed much better than the Beyond Braid 4x that we tested previously.
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