I just started my own rod building the first time and went ahead to order RS Immortal spinning blank from Utmost. Carlo helped to put together the order and got delivered quickly. Once upon receiving the blank (IMMS68ML), the tip section has half inch long, hair width graphite peeling off from tip and hangs there. And when I try to put a light bend on upper 1/4 section and roll the butt on smooth table to find the spine I hear strange squeaking noise every time I roll the blank. Further inspected I found there are multiple cracked line near the tip section and the tip section deformed when apply light pressure. Not impressed for the newbie first time rod builder...Contacted Utmost and hopefully will hear back from them tomorrow.