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  1. that's a long session
  2. nash indulgence? with weights of 13.5kg 14.7kg 16.1kg 16.4kg 17.5kg.. no thanks
  3. fantastic book, puts some of today's carp-only prima-donnas in their place, not that any of them would read it
  4. not sure daiwa are much into quality control. Had to have my daiwa mission brolly replaced 3 times before i got one that didn't leak, and even then, that leaked after about 6 months. check out the Sonik bedchairs for lightness & comfort..
  5. sorry.. was this a 4 year old post? no year on the date mark.. :-/ anyway, don't know what you other guys are doing with the hi-s or how much you've used them (?) but i find playing fish a pleasure on mine. AAMOI ianfrog what line are you using to fish at 130?
  6. it's a wet thursday and i'm housebound so trolling through some forum posts. I'm surprised no answers to this one and i guess you've either bought the hi-s's or gone for something else? i use the hi-s 3.5lb and find them brilliant casting and playing rods, good distance without the frapping you get on some other rods. Previous to that i had century NG 3.5s, but find the hi-s better. One of the best rods around in my and many other people's opinions. Did have a waggle if the next model up (think they call them ives) but they felt a bit too much like my beachcasters. They come up second-hand now & then so you could save some money by looking for used rods..
  7. the JRC stealth xlite has gone back, and i just got my sonik XTI compact. It's great... plenty big enough (2000mm [L] x 780mm [W] X 380mm (H)) , relatively light at about 7kg, nice thick (5mm) fleece covered foam mattress, really comfortable. Only downside it doesn't have much of a pillow area but other than that, well pleased with it. Am contemplating taking one set of legs off to make it even lighter.. bought from fishing republic for 114.99 and it arrived next day, free post...
  8. tbh don't thnk i've ever had a decent nights kip when carp fishing. i'm just not a good sleeper.. sleeping on carp sessions normally consists of 10mins dozing, 10 mins awake all night long til it gets light, even on the comfy bedchair (weighs 14kg!) i have atm. and sometimes i even get woken up by a fish! anyway, i'm not a big bloke, so reckon the sonic xti compact may well be the closest to what i'm looking for, and if i decide to persevere with the fox easy shelter, it'll give me more room in that too
  9. tbh don't use a barrow much. not a long session man, and i find once i've packed it in the car, unpacked it, assembled it, loaded it, unloaded it (then the whole thing in reverse when i leave) i could have walked to many of the swims think a wide boy might make things a bit cramped in a fox easy shelter..
  10. before i do anything else going to have a look at a SONIK XTI... their compact is under 8kg with a 5cm foam mattress.. anyone got one?? unfortunately my dog has chewed up the lid of the box of the JRC i bought so might be stuck with it.. not sure if i can send it back now..
  11. i was thinking of getting some foam seperately and i may end up doing that. but you would think it wouldn't be difficult for someone to make a chair with a light frame like the xlite or tactical, and use memory foam for the padding. As you say, it's very light so wouldn't make the chair any heavier.. Lightness + comfort... what's the problem with doing that?
  12. been looking around for a lightweight but comfortable bedchair, and after reading lots of reveiws and comments online, i recently settled on a JRC stealth Xlite. it arrived today.. and i have to say i'm disappointed. It seems if you want comfort you have to buy something between 12-20kg. The JRC is light, 6.7kg, but it isn't comfortable having very thin padding. I have an original Fox bedchair somewhere, and it seems in terms of comfort, unless you have memory foam, then things have hardly moved on in terms of comfort in 25 years. surely somewhere, hiding away, there is a sub 10kg memory foam bedchair that is not only comfortable, but doesn't take up all the space in the car?? (have to get the dogs in too!) any suggestions?
  13. thanks for the alternative suggestions, but i'd still like to get hold of some of the avid pindown. i contacted avid and they tell me there isn't a problem with either the leaders or hooklink, but they have new versions coming out this summer. Meanwhile, no-one seems to have either hooklink or leader in the green colour, Most shops have none at all, in any colour, and some dealers say this item has been discontinued by the supplier, or they've had "quality control" problems. Hmmmm!!??? Seems to me there might well be "issues"... guess i'lll wait til summer then...
  14. soft or semi-stiff for a flick rig??