Academy just exchanged my Abu Garcia Veritas 7' H Casting Rod with the Veritas 2.0 after it snapped in half on Lake Athens during the Capital City tournament frog fishing.
I called them today and told them I honestly broke by hitting something and they said "no problem, we'll take care of it". Now I would have understood if it was a broken guide, or a factory defect, but it snapped it half is a whole different thing and I told them if was my fault.
Now I have a new 7'9" heavy pitching rod. Haha