Browning introduces ‘trendsetting’ Xitan Z14-1
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Browning’s new 16m top-of-the-range Xitan Z14-1 pole has been produced specifically for dedicated commercial fishery anglers in response to customer requests.
The Z14-1 package includes all one-piece top kits, recognising the growing trend of using short kits to both stiffen the pole and give more control over fish when using the latest soft hollow elastics.
A major drawback with using short kits is loss of pole length – with some ‘16m’ poles barely reaching 15m with a one-piece top kit, even with a mini-extension added, says Browning.
But the famous pole brand explains that due to its innovative long section design, the Z14-1 is still a true 16m with a one-piece top kit and the elbow friendly square pole protector fitted. The result is an ultra-stiff, genuine 16m pole purpose-designed for modern commercial fishery styles.
The Z14’s one-piece top kit is 1.9m long so, with modern hollow elastics stretching up to seven times their length, it still carries enough elastic to handle big fish. The Z14 is already one of the strongest and stiffest poles on the market, but the one-piece kit is designed to make it even stiffer and lighter, without sacrificing strength.
Browning believes that this unique new package will start a trend that other companies will follow.
Browning’s Xitan Z14-1 Advance 16m Commercial Special package comprises a main pole plus three ergonomic square Pole Protector sections fitting from 11m to 16m, eight one-piece kits, matching one-piece cupping kit, two spare full length C/3 sections, and a full-sized, specially designed pole holdall.