"The carbon fibre in any fly rod blank is supported by a bed of resin, typically this resin or matrix simply holds the fibres in parallel alignment so that as the rod bends, the fibres can flex and return into position. However if a carbon rod is suddenly bent beyond its limits, the normal resins used in manufacture are unable to support the fibres adequately because the carbon fibres are stronger than the resin. The result is catastrophic failure due to the fibres buckling or, put simply, the rod breaks. These failures occur because typical modern fishing rod resins simply do not contain enough toughening mechanisms to give the fibres enough protection.
SINTRIX™ is an enhanced fortified matrix resin which supports and bolsters the carbon fibres to withstand a far higher degree of bending and loading than ever before. Through technology, exclusive to Hardy & Greys Ltd, specially treated silica nano spheres are blended into a SINTRIX™ resin. Thousands of the nano spheres surround every individual carbon fibre giving a very even distribution of the particles throughout the resin which results in rods with unparalleled smooth casting actions. This technology is radically different to any previous nano rods using titanium nano or carbon nano tubes. These previous carbon nano technologies simply attempted to reinforce the carbon and not the all important resin. The bending strength of a SINTRIX™ fly rod is vastly improved over outdated common designs. Controlled testing has proven that SINTRIX ™fly rods are over 60% stronger and up to 30% lighter than previous carbon rods. A SINTRIX ™fly rod will bend further without damage and will also take incidental impacts far better than any conventional fly rod design.
On a recent test trip to Florida five Hardy & Greys product developers caught around 1,000 fish on SINTRIX ™rods .The fish ranged from 5lbs to 350lbs and the idea was to put the SINTRIX blanks in situations above and beyond normal use. Despite their best efforts to test the rods to destruction our testers did not break a single SINTRIX ™rod! Some of this action is available to view on YouTube"And how does it looks on YouTube? Like unbelievable, unbreakable rods to me, that will positively change and improve our fishing abilities no mater what kinds of fish we are catching.
Hardy je razvio novi materijal za izradu štapova za ribolov koji će biti 60% izdržljiviji i do 30% lakši od sadašnjih konvecionalnih karbonskih štapova. Novi materijal zove se SINTRIX™ i u početku će se koristiti pri izradi Hardy mušičarskih štapova, no kasnije će ga brendovi Greys i Chub koristiti i za izradu šaranskih i ostalih štapova. Gore možete vidjeti dio službenog Hardy priopčenja za tisak, a prvi filmići na YouTube-u ostavljaju bez daha. Ćini se da ćemo u budućnosti imati nevjerojatno lagane i nesalomljive štapove za borbu sa našim ribicama.