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COMPARING THE STICKMAN RODS TO THE COMPETITION

2014.01.22 16:03


COMPARING THE STICKMAN RODS TO THE COMPETITION

This is a little guide that should help you comparing our rods to similar products of other companies.

ERN (Effective Rod Number) measures the power or stiffness of the rod. The higher the number the stronger/stiffer the rod is. Don’t use this number as a line recommendation, contact us via e-mail and we will let you know which lines we prefer to fish on the Stickman rods.

AA (Action Angle) measures rod action, where the rod flexes. The higher the number the more “tip-flex” action the rod is.

MOI (Moment of Inertia) measures the swing weight. The higher the number the higher the swing weight is.

Although the CCS system has its flaws it can be used to compare similar rods to each other. Nothing is better than test cast the rods though!

The MOI data was calculated with the MOI calculator of Grunde Løvoll and Magnus Angus.

Some of the data comes from the  Sexyloops Rod Database.

 

#5 9’ 0” 4pc rods:

 

Overall weight

ERN

AA

MOI

Stickman P5 wooden spacer

74

4,9

68

59,2

Stickman P5 aluminum spacer

82

4,9

68

59,2

Sage ONE

74

6,75

70

61,6

Sage Z-axis

96

6,05

72

63,5

Sage TCX

87

7,25

75

68,6

Sage SLT

90

5,1

66

69,7

Sage TCR

105

7,2

72

72,2

Sage XP

100

6

70

67,6

Scott Radian

79

5,6

75

61,1

Scott G2

79,4

4,55

 

 

Winston BIIx

91

4,3

70

 

G-Loomis Streamdance GLX HLS

91

5,0

72

 

Loop Cross S1

92,9

 

 

65,3

Loop Opti Stream

95

5,3

67

 

Orvis Helios Tipflex

70,9

6,8

70

62,9

Orvis Helios 2 Tipflex

68,9

6,1

70

 

Orvis Helios Midflex

71,5

6,8 

65 

63,6

Orvis Helios 2 Midflex

69,8

5,8

65

 

Hardy Zenith Sintrix

88

6,2

70

 

Thomas&Thomas HII

98,5

 

 

81,1

Thomas&Thomas NS5

92

 

 

75,7

Guideline Lecie

95,5

 

 

66,8

 

#8 9’ 0” 4pc rods: 

 

Overall weight

ERN

AA

MOI

Stickman T8

102

9,7

72

80,2

Scott Meridian

114,6

   

80,8

G-Loomis NRX

120,8

10,35 

75 

91,2 

G-Loomis Crosscurrent GLX

143,5

9,8

72

102,3

Sage Method

105,8

10,65

74

82,1

Sage ONE

107,7

 

 

81

Sage TCX

117

10

68

87,1

Sage TCR

120

9,96

68

90,3

Orvis Helios Midflex

87,9

 

 

81,6

Winston BIImx

119,5

 

 

91,3

Guideline LPXe RS

120

9,8

71

 

Hardy Proaxis

126 

10,6 

74 

 

 

#6 9’ 0” 4pc rods:

 
Overall weight
ERN
AA
MOI
Stickman T6 wooden spacer
75 6,5 72  62,7 
Stickman T6 aluminum spacer
86 6,5 72 62,9 
G-Loomis NRX
99     71.8
Sage Method
82 8,1 72 68,8
Sage ONE
78 7,5 68  
Sage TCX
87 8,5 72  
Sage SLT
98 6,35 64  
Hardy Zephrus
87     62,4
Hardy Zenith Sintrix
93 6,7 64  
Echo3
93 6,7 70  
Winston BIIx
85 5,1 70  
Sexyloops Hot Torpedo PRO
98 7,5 70 72,8