The mk2s are scary enough to cast with a rage head or guideline power taper. Dont think id risk a skagit on mine either.I've never tried or used Skagit on my LPXe's, the new Chrome however specifically states its Skagit compatible! along with Shooting Heads and Full lines. I'd not even consider Skagit on my Mk1 LPXe and I'd be less than confident on my Mk2's, although I have used one on my16ft and 17fter, but not in the traditional way!. Might be an advantage to some folk.