I can't believe how many of these rods have gone. I'm not saying that I don't believe you it's just unbelievable that a manufacturer appears to have got things so wrong. What the hell's the problem with them? I can guess that people aren't overloading them with weight so why are they going?
Unless people start writing about how Sonik have massively improved their manufacturing process I'm afraid I'm going to be boycotting their products forever. Can't be worth it hey?
The trouble is, the reports are inconsistent. Some say break 2nd eye down, this one says 4th, another will say spigot...etc etc etc.
Other reports will say snapped 1st cast (which is what you would expect to happen if the blank was defective), other like this say snapped after 6 months use.
Isn't it more likely, given the aforementioned inconsistency, that breakages are more likely down to either an accident (falling off tripod, hitting rock whilst casting etc), overloading the casting weigh, transport of the rod from factory to store/customer....or anything which happens once the rod has left the production line?
If there was an underlying fault in the manufacturing process, and nobody (as is claimed) has mistreated, dropped, stored or transported there rod in an incorrect way, then common sense says that they should pretty much all break at the same point, after roughly the same amount of use?
Just my tuppence worth.
Oh, and it was me who sold the SK3 to George (Vale of Glamfan), and whilst I'm the first to say the rings could do with being improved, it served me well, despite getting a serious amount of use on all types of ground, and I am glad to hear that it is still serving him well to