Free Spirit S-Lite 12ft SL' Ive 50mm Carp Rods

Free Spirit

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Periodically new materials become available and Free Spirit are always keen to test these to understand their properties and potential benefits. The philosophy of Free Spirit is to thoroughly push these but they have to offer something special that will stand the test of time. Over the past 18 months...
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Periodically new materials become available and Free Spirit are always keen to test these to understand their properties and potential benefits. The philosophy of Free Spirit is to thoroughly push these but they have to offer something special that will stand the test of time. Over the past 18 months or so they have three new carbons and were very impressed with the performance and properties of a material with the code C626. This material enabled them to build very strong slim blanks, yet with very efficient recovery, reminiscent of their Hi-S range - they could even be called the 'baby Hi-S' but instead Free Spirit settled for the name S Lite. However don't be fooled that these aren't capable of extreme ranges as in testing they were casting huge distances, testament to the loading response and fast recovery this material lends to the blanks. The slimness of the blank helps with this but the carbon has to be high quality not to feel tip heavy.
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As with all Free Spirit rods the finish has to be cosmetically attractive and different and the weave is quite stunning and as usual features their 'Perdurable' finish. To compliment the 40t low resin ultra slim blank is the Fuji TVSM17 reel seat, this features open sides where a carbon sleeve of the same material as the blank is fitted which aids transmission through the seat to the hand. Guides feature black frames since the blank has a dark finish and all fittings are stainless steel for durability.

For the full cork version Free Spirit have developed a Clone seat with isotope slot from C626 carbon as this was cosmetically more appealing when fitted with 'A' grade cork both sides. Since the S-Lites can be custom built this seat can be used on abbreviated builds should you prefer this to the Fuji TVSM17 reel seat.

A word about casting versions of the S Lite range - Free Spirit have used the 'ive name for both the 12ft and 13ft rods which they don't do lightly! This was since the performance and feel was so close to that of the Hi-S'ives, which have become top sellers and offers great casting but with exceptional fish playing - S Lite'ives offer very similar performance at a significantly reduced price.

FEATURES
  • Ultra slim matt woven blank utilising 40T low resin carbon.
  • Perdurable blank finish.
  • Sea Guide Titan black 3-leg rings.
  • Fuji reel seat - TVSM17.
  • Stainless steel reel seat collars and butt cap.
  • Shrink rubber/EVA hybrid butt grip.
  • Ring sizes (mm): 50/40/30/20/16/16 tip.

RETURNS, REFUNDS & EXCHANGES

We are more than happy to exchange any unwanted items, provided they are returned unused, in perfect condition and in the original packaging within 14 days of delivery. Postage refunds will not be issued in such circumstances.

If we have made an error with your order, we will rectify it as soon as possible and cover the cost of any postage.

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Please also remember to inspect your delivery carefully and notify us of any damage within 24 hours.

If an item has been damaged in transit we will replace it as quickly as we can. If an item has broken in normal use and it is within its warranty period, it must be returned to us along with a short note consisting of your name, address, a contact telephone number and an explanation outlining the circumstances of the damage.

Generally, items must be inspected by a manufacturer's representative before any replacements can be issued.

The goods in question need to be returned within 14 days of delivery.

Under these circumstances the return postage will be met by the customer.

Please remember to inspect your delivery carefully and notify us of any damage within 24 hours, we will then take the appropriate action.

If an item develops a fault during normal use and is within its warranty period, please return it with a note outlining the issue that has occurred, plus your name, address and a contact telephone number or E-mail address. Generally items must be inspected by a manufacturer’s representative before any replacement can be issued. If there is found to be a manufacturing fault any postage costs incurred by the customer will also be refunded.

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