SNOWBEE PRESTIGE G-XS GRAPHENE FLY RODS
Over the years, fly rod technology has taken occasional quantum leaps forward. First the move from split cane to fibreglass; then the next move to carbon fibre, and now, the latest development – Graphene! This amazing new technology really is a ‘game changer’ and propels Snowbee to the top of the leader board, in terms of performance and innovation.
Graphene was first discovered and isolated in 2010, by two researchers in the Physics Department of Manchester University, who went on to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics, for their discovery. Graphene really is a game-changer. In its raw form it consists of a two-dimensional, carbon sheet just one atom thick, yet 200 times stronger than steel! It is the lightest material on earth and at the molecular level, Graphene is one million times smaller than the diameter of a human hair!
A few years ago the latest technology was Nano Carbon rods. The principle was that the smaller, ’round profile’ nano molecules added to the epoxy resin, were able to penetrate every void within the carbon fibre mat, far better than long-chain epoxy resin molecules. This innovation to reinforce resins, created a prepreg material, with a flexural strength and modulus, far higher than that of conventional resin. This resulted in fly rod blanks that were lighter, crisper and more precise in action than anything previously achievable and a blank so close to ’unbreakable’ in normal use as it is possible to achieve.
This principle has been taken one stage further, with the new Graphene resin technology, as Graphene atoms are 300 times smaller than the smallest nanoparticle, resulting in an even denser carbon mat, with virtually no air pockets, enhanced by the use of autoclave ovens, which ‘bake’ the blanks under high pressure, to further expel any air pockets.
Stillwater, Reservoir & large river series: 9’ #6, 9’ 6" #7, 10’ #6 and 10’ #7
The most powerful blanks in the new Prestige range. Unleash the hidden energy in these rods with a smoothness you will not believe. The new Graphene construction provides a smoothness unsurpassed by any other material. You will quickly come to appreciate the unrivalled power and control, only available with this remarkable new Graphene technology. All designed with progressive tip action and sufficient flex to generate maximum line speed and distance, as well as holding onto hooked fish, with a vastly reduced risk of losing them in play.
Prestige G-XS Graphene Fly Rods
4-piece ultra-lightweight Graphene carbon blanks
Fast action with high lift snakes for extreme distance casting
New Snowbee Graphene, high-modulus carbon technology
Deep bronze finish with matching whippings
Anodised silver/gold aluminium reel seat with maple burl wood inserts
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