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   Old Thread  #30 21 May 2023 at 5.18am  0  Login    Register
My cheapo butt grips do the job just fine.

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   Old Thread  #29 19 May 2023 at 6.08pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #28
I just got shot of my mini P1's because they didn't grip the (abbreviated) handle firmly enough. I love the look of them, and still have the original versions, but they're just a tad loose for me, and I don't want to start bending them, etc. Sometimes function does have to trump form, even for things that can be considered "tarty." So I have the ESP Mini's and they work perfectly.
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   Old Thread  #28 19 May 2023 at 3.31pm  0  Login    Register
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This is what Iíve used for the past 10 years. Best on the market. I love the look of them and theyíre the most versatile. I combine mine with a jag rod locker if needed
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   Old Thread  #27 19 May 2023 at 1.55pm  0  Login    Register
Its strange how companies come up with ideas, i developed a magnetic butt rest that clips to the rod using a rubber strap back in 2015/16. The point where i shot myself in the foot was releasing pictures of it in testing, although identical in looks to the ND ones my design was solid and simply could/would not let the rod move forwards obviously that part of the picture couldn't be seen....

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   Old Thread  #26 6 Feb 2023 at 2.37pm  0  Login    Register
Solar P1s are the way forward i think.. after buying about 4 different brands/types
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   Old Thread  #25 6 Feb 2023 at 10.22am  0  Login    Register
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I use the Cygnet butt grabber ones. Basically the same thing but with a funnier name. Dead cheap (can get 3 for 8.50 if you shop around) and canít fault them. I do like a bit of tarty tackle, but these do the job. The large size is very snug on my cork handles rods, takes a bit of force to get the rod in and out, when using bank sticks rather than a pod I have to hold down the buzzbar when lifting the rod otherwise Iíve pulled the bank stick out of the ground before.
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   Old Thread  #24 19 Jan 2023 at 9.48pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #1
i found these to be rubbish. switched them out for jag lockdowns which i wouldnt recomm end either because the inserts are an utter rip off
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   Old Thread  #23 19 Jan 2023 at 6.45pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #6
Is there a local diving club/ golf course that has a pond diver? May be able to get your gear back?
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   Old Thread  #22 6 Sept 2022 at 4.32am  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #1
Had this happen to me a couple of times. I like nd products but these butt ends are lethal. Replaced mine with jag ends. Hope you get your gear back sooner than later.
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   Old Thread  #21 21 Jun 2021 at 12.28pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #18
Not used them much but I also have them and think they are fine
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   Old Thread  #20 20 Jun 2021 at 3.46pm  0  Login    Register
ESP. cheap, effective and reliable. Ultra simple to use. Always go with the KISS principle.
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   Old Thread  #19 20 Jun 2021 at 2.18pm  0  Login    Register
My take on this, I expect the line was trapped behind the spool for this to happen, if the spool was set reasonably loose that is.
Also I expect the rod tips were fairly low to the water, therefore the direct pull on the line would make the butt rest slide and separate rather than lift and separate, if the rod tips were higher the pull on the rod would create a downward pull down on the tip trying to part the magnetic connection, much harder to do than to slide apart.

Just my thoughts hope you eventually get your rod and reel back.
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   Old Thread  #18 19 Jun 2021 at 9.41pm  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #17
I have been using the magnetic ND butt rests for the past 12 months without any issues.

I have had some pretty aggressive takes and they have never slipped or pulled off.
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   Old Thread  #17 17 May 2021 at 9.29pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #16
Seems like a common theme, I can't believe sonik charge £50 per reel. I honestly felt bad selling them on after a couple of days of use and knowing they were crap.

For the same money okuma put out a reel which is blinding, I won't be buying sonik reels again that's a cert.
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   Old Thread  #16 17 May 2021 at 3.22pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #10
Had this problem with the vader x pro reels, seems like sonik have something up with their reel manufacturing
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