The new Zenith series harnesses the industry changing properties of Hardy & Greys SINTRIX 440™ material within an ultra advanced four section design to produce a range of rods that offer user friendly, ultra high performance and incredible strength to weight ratio.
Manufactured with Hardy & Greys SINTRIX 440™ material – providing up to 60% increase in compressive strength. The Zenith sports incredible strength to weight ratio, high performance, fast action design, top of the line Titanium guides from REC and Fuji, and a stunning Hardy designed wood-finish reel seat
What Is SINTRIX Technology?
SINTRIX 440™ material provides rods which are 60% stronger, up to 30% lighter and with hugely improved impact resistance over conventional carbon fibre. Initially the new technology will be used in Hardy fly rods but eventually SINTRIX 440™ will also be used in Carp, Coarse and Sea ranges within the Greys and Chub brands.
SINTRIX 440™ is an enhanced fortified matrix resin which supports and bolsters the carbon fibres in a rod blank to withstand a far higher degree of bending and loading than ever before. Through technology, exclusive to Hardy & Greys Ltd, specially treated silica nano spheres are blended into a SINTRIX 440™ resin. Thousands of the nano spheres surround every individual carbon fibre giving a very even distribution of the particles throughout the resin which results in rods with unparalleled smooth casting actions.
This technology is radically different to any previous nano rods using titanium nano or carbon nano tubes. These previous carbon nano technologies simply attempted to reinforce the carbon and not the all important resin. The bending strength of a SINTRIX 440™ fly rod is vastly improved over outdated common designs. Controlled testing has proven that SINTRIX 440™ fly rods are over 60% stronger and up to 30% lighter than previous carbon rods. A SINTRIX 440™ fly rod will bend further without damage and will also take incidental impacts far better than any conventional fly rod design.
At Hardy & Greys Ltd. it is believed that SINTRIX 440™ is THE new generation of carbon fibre technology and is the most significant breakthrough in rod development since the move from glass to carbon fibre twenty five years ago.