Kickers are the new shrink tube - they make it quicker and easier when tying your rigs. The kicker is made from a robust rubber that helps to keep its shape while in use. It's added to the hook's shank by the eye and comes down your hook link by about half a centimetre. Adding this will change the mechanics of your rig, allowing your hook to turn and locate in the mouth of the carp aggressively. They are especially effective when using uncoated or soft braided hook links.