Beyond Braid Review: Great Line Or Great Marketing?
Have you seen the Beyond Braid ads everywhere online?
We’ve had lots of requests come in to review this new braid and see if it really does go beyond our expectations.
For this comparison, I put PowerPro Maxcuatro 20# up against Beyond Braid 20# to see which one is stronger in the ultimate knot strength test.
If you’ve considered getting Beyond Braid, you are not going to want to miss this video.
Check it out below!
Beyond Braid vs. PowerPro [VIDEO]
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In this knot strength test, I used the Double Uni knot and the FG knot.
Here’s how to tie the knots in this video:
I tie the knot, wet the line, and then test it on the knot strength machine.
And this really turned out to be no contest!
PowerPro demolished Beyond Braid.
In fact, the worst strength tests of the PowerPro were still beating the best numbers of the Beyond Braid.
And to make these results even more interesting, Beyond Braid is actually thicker than PowerPro Maxcuatro!
It’s rare that a thinner line beats out a thicker line to this extent…
But it happened!
Here are the results of this test:
Average of 5 Rounds: 20.90 lbs.
Average of 5 Rounds: 15.35 lbs.
Average of 3 Rounds: 25.38 lbs.
Average of 3 Rounds: 23.12 lbs.
I was not that impressed with the PowerPro Maxcuatro, but more so very unimpressed with the Beyond Braid quality and strength.
Note: We do not sell either of these items so this is a totally unbiased tackle recommendation based on the true performance of the products.
Beyond Braid performed a lot worse than I expected!
Even though it’s a little thicker than PowerPro Maxcuatro, it’s actually significantly weaker.
Typically I would also do a casting test to determine which line is superior, but considering how poorly the Beyond Braid performed, I won’t waste my time or yours.
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I used 60lb green camo beyond braid on my surf rods with around 50 yards of 60lb mono on top and caught multiple 4-5.5 foot sharks with it. The braid never broke on me nor failed at the knot. However, I could just be lucky that it hasn’t broken on me yet.
I was hoping you could test my Beyond braid I bought earlier this year. I bought 2000 yards of blue camo 60 lb test. I put all of it on my poles. To date I have not caught one fish with it. Every fish hooked was immediately lost due to line breakage. All of the breaks were within 5’ of the pole tips on different rods. I should have realized there was a defect in the line when I opened it and pulled out a few feet of line and it just broke. I just thought it was a fluke. Drags were not set tight. Contacted beyond braid and said it is not possible their line is a fault and offered me a 20% off coupon. Ridiculous. I would like to know if anyone else had this problem. Never again. Bad customer service. Removing it all.
I bought a bunch of beyond braid and now have taken it off all my reels its made in china not the United States as claimed… it’s package in the United States only…it broke during casting, and on fish almost everytime… I have several spools never opened and they refuse a return.
Just purchased 8# Beyond Braid and put on some of my reels. It broke mid line during the cast on two separate rods with 1/8 jig heads and another broke fighting a slot redfish. I emailed customer service and they told me they don’t warranty any package that has been opened.
So sorry to hear that.
Beyond braid, just absolutely terrible. Don’t do it, save your money, unless you absolutely have to find out for yourself.
Can you test spider wire
Here’s a test I did on Spiderwire vs. PowerPro: https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/spiderwire-ultracast-invisi-braid-vs-powerpro/
Thanks for saving me money! Beyond Braid is blowing up on Facebook with marketing, and it appears lots of people are buying it. Thanks again Salt Strong. You guys are awesome.
Thanks for making time to leave the nice comment Jonathan!
Luke, did the FG knot break with either product? Or did the braid break near the knot? What leader did you use? The slick ads for Beyond Braid almost got me! I’m glad you’re looking out!
The knots break in 99.9% of the tests… pretty much always just inside the knot where the mainline does its first turn.
I used 30 lb Ande mono in this experiment.
I’ve never used braid before, but I just spooled two reels with 20 lb Suffix 832 Advanced Superline.
Can a comparison be made between Suffix 832, Vicious No-Fade Braid, and PowerPro Maxcuatro?
Here’s a test of Sufix vs. Fins line: https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/suffix-832-fins-windtamer/
Great test! Thank You from another member you saved from curiosity, maybe. I’ve tried a bunch of spectra braid over decades since it was invented, and I always end up with Power Pro on just about everything, from light spin to heavy offshore conventional gear. It just works, at a fair price. The different TYPES, like Slick 8, V-2, and Maxquatro are very different and useful in their own ways. Never had one I ‘hated’ either. So, I’m VERY wary when I get a deluge of targeted ads everywhere I go. Or, new stuff comes on the market, and people try it. I just sit back and watch for input or comments from people I trust. Like you guys. 👍
I’ll try something that pros I know are saying, and honest, unbiased guys like you that actually come up with some very clever test mediums for different aspects of the lines. I’m in engineering, and a tackle geek into the minutiae of stuff beyond useful. Thank You for stepping up to bat first, as usual and appreciated, to drop the coin and get some to test and review. Another wannabe bites the dust.
Thanks for making time to leave the nice comment Raleigh!