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Total Carp Staff  |  Jan 28, 2015  |  0 comments
The top-end rod market is awash with some of the most established brands in carp fishing. It’s a niche market that many companies often struggle to get into. Having had great success with its NCT casting rod, Sonik has gone back to the drawing board in a bid to improve its top-end rod range. The first thing that hits you when you pick up a Gravity X is how light it is.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jun 15, 2016  |  0 comments
Marc Coulson’s verdict. . . So far the Gravity X has lived up to all expectations.
Total Carp Staff  |  Aug 03, 2016  |  0 comments
Marc Coulson’s verdict - Early signs are extremely good. 3. 5/5 Okay, first things first, I have only actually had these out a handful of times because my fishing doesn’t warrant their use at the moment. Small waters and wary carp do not respond to thrashing the water to a foam with a marker and then spodding over the top.
Total Carp Staff  |  Mar 23, 2016  |  0 comments
To match the impressive Gravity X range of rods, Sonik has introduced one of each of the utility rods and they both appear, at first inspection, to be well up to the task. I’ve not had the chance to really put them through their paces, but a few casts on a local lake have provided me with at least a first impression and, I must say, they feel spot-on. Both boast a clean crisp action, with the spod rod obviously being the beefier. In fact, it’s so beefy that I had to load a spod right up to feel like I was properly compressing it, but bear in mind that I do not consider myself a huge caster.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jun 27, 2012  |  0 comments
Short for Nano-Carbon Technology, NCTs are Sonik’s first foray into the high-end rod market. They certainly look the part and the details gained from Sonik’s Ian McCormack were just as impressive. “The rod blank is the key feature. A completely new type of carbon is used, boasting a decrease in the amount of resin, while maintaining reliable strength,” explained Ian.
Total Carp Staff  |  Aug 03, 2016  |  0 comments
BARGAIN!Whether you like a 12ft, 13ft or a smaller 9ft or 10ft wand, you want to enjoy the experience and, new for 2016, the SK3 rods tick that box. With a very progressive middle to tip action, the 9ft variations are ideal for anglers targeting small waters or who like to fish at close quarters. Our designer, Katie Griffiths, has started to carp fish and found that shorter rods are actually easier to control, thus resulting in increased accuracy and casting, so bear that in mind for any newcomers to our sport, or equally if you would like the children to get involved. The rods are constructed from a powerful low-resin carbon fibre blank incorporating a 1K carbon weave on the butt section.
Total Carp Staff  |  Feb 18, 2016  |  0 comments
Introducing the S3 and S4 rod ranges, Sonik has pulled out all the stops with some great incentives and real money-saving deals that could just tempt you to that set of new wands you have been waiting for. The S3 is available in a range of lengths, starting from a compact and stealthy 9ft through to 10ft, 12ft and a 13ft models. The 9ft features a slim shrink handle while the other models are all available in both cork and slim shrink. The 12ft rods at 3lb test curve and over also feature 50mm butt rings as standard.
Total Carp Staff  |  Dec 19, 2012  |  0 comments
A 12ft rod with double-legged SiC rings throughout and available in 40mm and 50mm options with test curves ranging from 2. 75 to 3. 5lb. Sonik is offering a ‘buy two rods get the third free’ deal.
Total Carp Staff  |  Dec 11, 2014  |  First Published: Dec 10, 2014  |  0 comments
TC editor Marc Coulson says: If seeing that price for these superb, limited edition carp rods sees you frantically searching Google to find out where you can order a set now, then the first thing we’ll tell you is that these are pretty much exclusive to Angling Direct. The bespoke 3. 75lb test rods are designed with the long-range angler in mind, albeit they do offer an element of forgiveness for close-in fights and that critical period when the carp nears the net. We got our own Dan Murrell (pictured below), who can really chuck it, to put this rod through its paces and the results were very impressive indeed.
Total Carp Staff  |  Mar 21, 2013  |  0 comments
12ft 3. 5lb-test-curve marker rod with 6in and 12in markers on the blank for accurate depth measurement. The rod is a fast action for casting but has a softer tip section for improved feel. Full SiC rings with a full Japanese shrink-wrap handle.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jan 18, 2013  |  0 comments
The original sk4 rods from Sonik were somewhat of a revelation. The cutting-edge technology involved and the resulting performance far outweighed the moderate price tag of around £180. New for 2013, the sk4XTR is effectively an extreme version with improvements noticeable across the board. Despite this, the top-end version has only increased in price by 20 notes.
Total Carp Staff  |  Mar 03, 2014  |  0 comments
These little beauties from Sonik are brand new for 2014 and combine fantastic looks, outstanding performance and all at an incomparable value. They are 12 feet and available in a choice of test curves: 2. 75lb, which comes fitted with a 40mm butt ring, while the 3lb and 3. 25lb are complemented with 50mm butt rings.
Total Carp Staff  |  Oct 26, 2011  |  First Published: Oct 25, 2011  |  0 comments
Brand-new rods from Sonik which, despite the price tag, are superbly made and offer lots of features. Two fishing versions and a spod and marker are available. SONIK skS RodsRRP: £54. 99 to £59.
Total Carp Staff  |  Mar 22, 2012  |  0 comments
Excellent range of carp rods built on impressive blanks and boasting up-to-date fixtures and fittings. There are several in the range, including traditional carp rods as well as spod and marker, all of which offer great performance and exceptional value for money. Sonik Sports - sks RodsRRP: £59. 99 to £ £64.
Total Carp Staff  |  Apr 26, 2012  |  0 comments
Brand-new rods featuring the revolutionary Nano Carbon Technology, which takes carbon rods to the next level of performance. Expect some more in-depth reviews of these fabulous rods in forthcoming issues. Available in 12ft 2. 75lb, 3lb, 3.

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