Blood sweat and tears have gone into the development of the Free Spirit CTX Power Feeder Rods, over a number of years. Free Spirit have done everything in their power with the CTX range to keep the technology and quality high, but keep the price affordable. There are a number of variants in the range including 11', 12', 13' and 14' with 2 and 3 piece models as well.
Fitted with anti-frap guides and a 30mm butt guide tapering down quickly to prevent tangles and crack offs at the same time as still retaining its distance casting capabilities. The highest grade cork has been used, combined with a Fuji VSS reel seat and a longer handle all supporting great ergonomics and aiding distance casting but not compromising on the fish playing action, which is superb.
Each rod in the range comes with 3 push in carbon quiver tips and large guides. There are also 'Special' and 'Distance' models in the range as well as an additional 'Multi' version.
The 'Special' version with the exception of the 11' which has a maximum rating of 80g, have a maximum rating of 120g (4oz) casting weight while the stepped up 'Distance' version is capable of delivering up to 160g (5.6oz) weights.
There are variety of rods in the range which come with a variety of different tips as stated below:
CTX Power Feeder 11’ Special 1C, 1.5C, 2C
CTX Power Feeder 12’ Special 2C, 3C, 4C
CTX Power Feeder 12’ Distance 2½C, 3½C, 5C
CTX Power Feeder 13’ Special 2C, 3C, 4C
CTX Power Feeder 13’ Distance 2C, 3C, 5C
C - Carbon
Using 40t carbon with bi-axis carbon tape allows for a rod that is light but very strong to cope with even the largest commercial carp. Significant testing has gone into perfecting the rod action actions and an even build up of power from the very tip through the middle and joint and into the butt to stop which allows for great control when using light gear.
The manufacturing process of the CTX blank is something to be admired. Every rod goes through a comprehensive, highly complex process to ensure the integration of the 40t and 30t carbons with a resin content of below 25% is completed robustly and right first time. The composition of the carbon and weave system contributes to delivering a blank that is extremely light and super strong.
To optimise the strength of the blank a 90 degrees and 0 degrees alternating wrapping is applied. In addition to this a 3mm bi-axis carbon tape is also applied at 45 degrees and the combination of the two provides a unique structure with an unprecedented tensile strength yet super light slim line blank, like no other.
It’s hard to find another blank on the market within this price range that can provide such a positive and significant power to weight ratio and still provide such elegance. The combination of the well thought out design with the complex yet robust manufacturing process has developed a blank that’s multi-layered structure supports an improvement in the accuracy of casting, achieved by a blank that has less twist and effect on bias.
Free spirit are well known for their distance casting rods and the CTX carp rods are no different. Due to the unique structure of the CTX blank in the right hands it has achieved extreme casting distances but still retains a great recovery.
The CTX range of carp rods is aesthetically pleasing due to the ‘X’-tape that runs the length of the blank making it unique and stand out from the crowd. The CTX range of rods are certainly a head turner and it’s certainly not a case of blending in but more a case of blending out.
You may be thinking that all these features are going to come at a price but we can assure you that this range is affordable and you will be getting a lot of blank for your money.
• Cork with full duplon handle section
• 11', 12', 13' and 14' available with 2 and 3 piece models
• Industry leading power to weight ratio for a blank in this price range
• Superior strength qualities, lightweight and slim line blank
• Highly accurate with low twist due to its multi-layered structure
• Significant long casting potentials with great recovery
• Fuji VSS reel seat and a longer handle
• Anti-frap guides and a 30mm butt guide
• Unique ‘X’ tape finish
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