ALPS recessed ring design (RRD) Y-guides are in a class of their own. ALPS starts the process by focusing on the frames and the design. The ALPS Y guides are constructed from SS316 stainless steel for extreme corrosion resistance, then tumbled in custom media for silky smooth edges. The key to this frame is the RRD. Each frame is designed with a larger gluing surface, allowing for a stronger ring bond. Additionally, since more of the ring is covered by the frame, the chances of ring breakage are reduced to none. Pre-ground feet making rod wrapping a snap. Sizes range from ultra-light to medium power and are perfect for your next spinning rod.