Single Length Kits – no cutting back, no bushes, just add elastic and you’re fishing
All Xitan SLK topkits are the same length and are pre-fitted with top-quality PTFE bushes, so no more cutting or lost pole length. We offer 4 types of SLK (Standard, Extra Power, Short and Long) with different tip diameters to suit different sizes of elastic. There are also matching length cupping kits with screw attachments fitted. At last, no need to take a saw to your new pole.
Pole Protection System – protect sections from damage
Pole Protectors are purpose designed short butt sections. Each of the Protectors is designed as an integral part of the pole and has built-in skid bungs. There are purpose designed Protectors for each pole range and they fit every section from the 5th through to the 16m butt sections. They protect the main sections (particularly useful on thin walled middle sections) and give useful length options.
Nano-Carbon Construction – strong and light, but not brittle
The high-modulus carbon needed to make a pole light and stiff can often be brittle. The pole is strong but a “knock” against something hard or dropping a section can result in breakage. We use Nano-carbon fibres, which makes the sections much more durable!
At last – no cutting back
Xitan poles do not need any cutting back for even the largest elastics so no waste or lost length.
Overwrapped Joints – designing out wear
The top-end Xitans have carbon overwrapped male and female joints to resist premature wear and chipping. The overwrap on the female joints also increases hoop strength which helps unshipping when the pole is under load.
Section Alignment Points – for maximum stiffness
All sections have alignment arrows for maximum rigidity. Sections are also numbered for identification and carry a part number so if you need to order a replacement you will always get the correct section.
Strengthened Stress Points – designing out weak spots
Xitans have visibly strengthened grip areas on the middle sections and also on the elbow areas of the butt sections. These resist crushing when unshipping and cracking when striking. They look good too!
Diamond Surface Finish – smooth and fast shipping
Xitan pole sections have a special diamond ground surface finish for easy “non-stick” shipping in and out. Wet or dry, the Xitans are very “fast” poles to fish with. We also use the minimum of paint to reduce weight and minimise “sticky” areas on butt sections.
Precision Points – accurate feeding is important to success
The butt sections of all Xitan poles have a series of full diameter markings which allow consistent and accurate fishing and feeding when using a pole cup.
Premium Protection Tubes
Xitan poles and SLK topkits are supplied in premium quality protective tubes. These resist both cracking in low temperatures and distortion in high temperatures. Your valuable pole deserves the best protection available.
Square Pole Protector
Ergonomically shaped Pole Protectors formed by using a carbon process unique to pole making. These sections make fishing at long lengths very comfortable, in addition to protecting the sections from end damage.