Berkley X Super Smooth 8 - 30lb Braid

Product Details

  • Optimal strength and long-distance casting
  • Latest 8 carrier technology
  • Thin and super smooth for superior handling
  • High knot strength
  • Made in USA
  • Available in Flame Green for easy strike detection
  • Offered in a wide variety of line lengths and breaking strains

Utilising the latest technology, Berkley X Super Smooth Braid raises the bar! Made in the USA and designed to deliver high performance and long-distance casting through the latest 8-carrier technology.
Berkley X Super Smooth is thin, has great knot strength and displays superior handling cast after cast making it ideal for use on spin and overhead fishing reels.
Available in a wide range of line lengths and breaking strains to suit all fishing situations.


  • Measured Diameter: .284mm (218.75% of stated .13mm)
  • Out of Roundness: .078mm (27.4% variation in diameter)
  • Measured Breaking Strain: 28.83lbs (192.2% of rated 15lbs)
  • Abrasion Breaking Strain: 10.26lbs (35.6% of max break)
  • FG Knot Breaking Strain: 23.84lbs (82.7% of max break)

Close inspection of the line revealed some potential quality control issues. Break characteristics seems similar to the Berkley X5 but significantly smoother in construction, with superior abrasion resistance to the X9. Average Diameter is 218% of what is claimed. Maximum Break is 192% of the quoted figure.

Testing Process

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Diameter Variation