The Strike King 10XD Deep Diving Crankbaits was all of the buzz surrounding Phil Marks fall 2012 win seems to revolve around one thing in particular, the all new 10XD crankbait from Strike King.The 10XD was Phil's brainchild and its development began back in 2006. He believes that big bass prefer to eat big meals and that they primarily spend their time in or very near deep water. He wanted a bait that addressed both of these beliefs. So, after much prototyping, trial and error, and tooling, the final mold was approved and produced in March of this year. Since then, the 10XD has been extensively tested by a few Strike King Pros and employees with outstanding results. The latest result was Marks 32 lb. 12 oz. limit weighed in on the last day at Rayburn to propel him to victory by 16 pounds.The 10XD is the bait that won the event for me. I caught fish on some other baits, but the 10XD was designed for a specific function, which is to catch big fish, and it performed perfectly, said Marks. It is a tool that will be a big part of the tournament or big bass anglers arsenal in the future. It is not, nor was it designed to work in all situations or environments, but when you use it for where and what it was designed, you had better hang on!The 10XD is 6 long and weighs 1.92 ounces. It casts as far as you want to throw it and it is not nearly as difficult to retrieve as you would expect. It will run to depths of 25 on 14 lb. fluorocarbon.