Henrik's New Range

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How was his casting? - it was everything you see on his DVDs to be perfectly honest :cool: Distance wasn't an option with the very poor conditions. But it's all about the presentation (which you'd know if you watched DVD no.2 at 12 minutes and 43 seconds) ;)

Did he smell nice? - yes very. I asked him about that and he said he prefers the new Lenor Infusion range when doing his laundry.

He did also get stuck on the bottom once but instead of walking across the water surface I as thought he would he simply parted the waters, had one of his lackies retrieve the fluff then carried on.....:rolleyes:
 

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How was his casting? - it was everything you see on his DVDs to be perfectly honest :cool: Distance wasn't an option with the very poor conditions. But it's all about the presentation (which you'd know if you watched DVD no.2 at 12 minutes and 43 seconds) ;)

Did he smell nice? - yes very. I asked him about that and he said he prefers the new Lenor Infusion range when doing his laundry.

He did also get stuck on the bottom once but instead of walking across the water surface I as thought he would he simply parted the waters, had one of his lackies retrieve the fluff then carried on.....:rolleyes:

That's me sold.

Anyone else want to join "The Church Of The Latter Day Henrik"..?:D:D
 

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More important than his odour and miraculous abilities in the eyes of many here, did you ask him why in Gods name did he come up with a blue blank:confused: Makes the loop yellow line look conservative:)

I think I'd need welders goggles to cast that all day:rolleyes:
 
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Perhaps someone should have mentioned the 'elephant in the room', why the funny handle Henrik old boy - what real advantage does it offer someone with good technique using a straight handled rod? Maybe I'm missing something. :confused:
 

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Perhaps someone should have mentioned the 'elephant in the room', why the funny handle Henrik old boy - what real advantage does it offer someone with good technique using a straight handled rod? Maybe I'm missing something. :confused:

Stop yer stirring...:p
We know you don't like it or don't agree with it - each to their own. Personally I have always liked and, after chatting with him about it, I now like it even more :)
 

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I suppose with the handle design being their signature, it is nigh on impossible for them to even consider supply their rods with the traditional straight handle. Seems a pity though as their blanks are highly regarded - wonder how many potential punters are actually put off by the handle design. I notice the handles have become less offset over the years........maybe Henrik will end up going straight. :)
 

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Seems a pity though

To whom :confused:
Henrik actually commented that after working and using the offset handle for so long now he would never go straight again :eek::eek::cool:

Proof of the pudding will be a mid/long term assessment - will Zpey be around in 5 years time?
 
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I suppose with the handle design being their signature, it is nigh on impossible for them to even consider supply their rods with the traditional straight handle. Seems a pity though as their blanks are highly regarded - wonder how many potential punters are actually put off by the handle design. I notice the handles have become less offset over the years........maybe Henrik will end up going straight. :)

You could always get the switch rod with screw in handle and make a straight version to suit yourself. Would be an easy job:)
 

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To whom :confused:
Henrik actually commented that after working and using the offset handle for so long now he would never go straight again :eek::eek::cool:

Proof of the pudding will be a mid/long term assessment - will Zpey be around in 5 years time?

Watch how quickly he will if Zpey either fold or simply drop him !
 

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will Zpey be around in 5 years time?

I would say without doubt they will be around as they are up there with the best and very innovative and forward thinking.

For me I would think the advantage in the handle would be in the setup, it makes the caster more inclined to be focused on keeping the rod in a constant plane when forming the D loop and also when initiating the forward stroke, plus it sticks out a bit more for underhand work and may encourage a caster to develop more underhand. After lessons I don't think I need that anymore, but I would imagine that a Zpey rod would have helped me to get there sooner, and even still help me out on an off day!

Tried a switch Zpey with the handle and was not put off by it in the slightest, it should not really affect a good caster and would improve a learner, whats not to like?:)
 

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You could always get the switch rod with screw in handle and make a straight version to suit yourself. Would be an easy job:)

is this yet another possible definition for a switch rod, ie one where you can switch handles...........:eek:
 

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Can anyone with a better brain than me, show how the physics of the handle actually works in terms of extra leverage/power application.

I have several zpey rods. The only disadvantage I can see, is the handle makes snake roll type casts slightly more difficult.

Apart from that, I find the blanks, finish and general performance outstanding on all of them.
 

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Regardless of the rear handle the Zpey rod blanks, finish and the line solutions on offer are brilliant. I would gladly use a Zpey but also gladly use any other rod of that quality. I am glad the handle is getting more denounced all the same!:)
 

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Ladies and gentlemen, here is the best feedback Zpey could ask for. According to my 6 years old Maks, this is the best rod ever!



And a bit of action from H.M. in the wind and rain.



After all I'm glad I managed to convince my boy we didn't need another rod:cool:
 

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Brilliant. I saw you there with the camera , and wee man, clicking away. Glad he enjoyed it :cool:
 

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He really liked that switch rod, not kidding. He said the cranked handle was cool. Personally I have no preference, anyway Zpey are very nice rods. Shame I missed MacKenzie demo, I'm told he went for 60 yards cast at the end.
 

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As if the blue blank wasn't bad enough, he had to use an orange running line too:rolleyes:

What ever happened to Scandi style:eek:
 
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