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   Old Thread  #27 11 Feb 2019 at 12.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes i find the ballista specialist in 2lb t.c very popular for small water carping fantastic action rods
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   Old Thread  #26 11 Feb 2019 at 11.10am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ruth at YAC described my Armalites a bubble gum action :0) replaced with chopped Torrix 12ft Specialists blanks, real through action now.
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   Old Thread  #25 11 Feb 2019 at 9.09am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What? A through action rod only needs a through action.
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   Old Thread  #24 11 Feb 2019 at 8.47am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Multi carp, ballistas, chimeras in lower t.cs, baby ballistas, ballista stalkers,vhf in all lengths which were developed for spinning but i sell alot of them which are used for stalking.
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   Old Thread  #23 11 Feb 2019 at 6.19am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ballista slims take over from that point
I've never directly compared them to a multi carp blank though.
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   Old Thread  #22 11 Feb 2019 at 6.07am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ballistas are through action too... Very comparible to armalites (just better)
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   Old Thread  #21 10 Feb 2019 at 11.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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'Tip heavy' is the wrong wording of course, but a through action rod has to have a stiffish tip (obviously).
What blanks? The only one from Harrison is the multicarp, and they only do that in a 2.25 max which I own.
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   Old Thread  #20 10 Feb 2019 at 11.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not at all mate got lots of through action rods maximisers, harrisons etc ,
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   Old Thread  #19 10 Feb 2019 at 10.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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A true through action rod has to be tip heavy and floppy. That's the whole point!
You either want it to bend through to the butt, or not. You can't have both.
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   Old Thread  #18 10 Feb 2019 at 10.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just made 2 sets of baby ballistas in both 2.5 t.c and 3 t.c forgot how great these are
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   Old Thread  #17 10 Feb 2019 at 9.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I’m glad you said that mate. I spent ages looking for a set of 11ft 2lb mk1 armalites for nostalgic reasons. When I finally got my hands on a mint set I was so disappointed! In their day I remember how light and crisp they were (compared to the other blanks available), but let’s be honest, there are far better rods about nowadays that still retain that beautiful parabolic action. The Free Spirit ES and TS blanks are what I’d go for if I was in the market now, or of course a set of baby ballista’s.
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   Old Thread  #16 10 Feb 2019 at 9.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Had to get my mk 1 armalites out of the loft after reading this, I think you may be looking at them through rose tinted glasses, they get really tip heavy and floppy, much better cheaper rods about these days.
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   Old Thread  #15 10 Feb 2019 at 9.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Have a look at Tackle Box Darent Valley’s mate. 12’ 3lb, but they’re extremely soft for the tc and bend through to the butt. £50 or so per rod. Bought mine for the same reasons you mentioned and have hardly used my other set of rods since.
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   Old Thread  #14 9 Feb 2019 at 6.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That`s right ,I bought a pair for my Son ,off of here ,they are awesome ,proper fishing rods.....as you might know just keep an eye on the spigot wear n tear ...
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   Old Thread  #13 9 Feb 2019 at 6.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
thanks for all the suggestions guys.
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