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#31

Post by piffilus » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:19 am

I bought some new hooks yesterday and did a little pull test of them. This time I didn't pull to total failure but only until they began to straighten without the hook of the scales coming off so it could be that they are stronger still. I filmed the scale so that I could get the highest reading without problem.

This is the result:
Kamasan B775 Carp specialist #8:
11,12 kg
Price €3.30/10 hooks

Prologic Hoox XC3 coated carp hooks #8:16,53 kg
Price €5.60/10 hooks

Interesting to note is that Prologic XC3 feels remarkably light and is coated so it's matte which might be good or bad, I don't know. It reduces reflection anyway which may be positive.
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Here's the hooks, new and tested.

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#32

Post by Paul Arden » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:20 am

Christ! What sizes are they available?
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#33

Post by piffilus » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:42 am

At my shop these were the smallest. But I'll investigate a bit.

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#34

Post by piffilus » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:48 am

Kamasan B775 Carp specialist is available in sizes 2-10

Prologic Hoox XC3 is available in sizes 1-8

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#35

Post by Paul Arden » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:47 am

Let me find out where I can get them at trade prices! :D
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#36

Post by piffilus » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:19 pm

Contact the distributor in the UK uk@Svendsen-Sport.com

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#37

Post by Paul Arden » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:18 pm

Piffen, how did you make the measurements? Around the bend? That’s remarkable. Cheers, Paul
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#38

Post by piffilus » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:21 pm

I test them by tying a perfection loop in a Stroft gtm 0,60 mm/28 kg. I tie on the hook and leave a long tag end for me to hold in to prevent the hook from flying everywhere. I hang it in a door handle and put my scales hook in the hook bend and pull as much as i dare. I even quit pulling before complete failure. Heres the videos of it. Of course I use safetyglasses!

I must say that I am quite amazed about the result, especially the of the Prologic XC3

https://youtu.be/gxwfFzA72V8
https://youtu.be/LFe0poyZjzo

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Post by Paul Arden » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:49 pm

Wow that’s the same test we used. But yours are much stronger!
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#40

Post by piffilus » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:25 pm

New hook tested. Ahrex NS115 Deep Streamer D/E #8.

Pulled to complete failure. The hook straightened at 14.75 kg
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