Akios AirSpeed Surf 435 Continental Rod

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Akios AirSpeed Surf 435 Continental Rod

Postby Godders123 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:07 pm

If like me you have an addiction to buying new rods n reels you may be interested in this...the new kid on the block in continental rods...the new Akios AirSpeed Surf 435.

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I haven't yet got my hands on one to give it a waggle but I'll be getting one in next week and adding it to my arsenal! I'll be able to give my personal opinion on it thereafter.

On paper it appears to be a bit special. At 4.35m / 14.1/2ft it certainly offers something different to most other conti's that tend to be in either 14ft or 15ft lengths.

It's been designed and developed in collaboration with Alan Price, two times world champion angler, and a number of other top match anglers in Ireland and further afield have also added to the development process. There's certainly a good mix of experience built into this rod.

Action wise, whilst it's slim at just 22.5mm at the butt, and very light, I believe it's very powerful in the lower section with a sensitive spliced in carbon tip offering good bite detection.

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Fuji Chrome alconite KWAG guides, Fuji DPS reel seat, stainless steel ring reinforced spigots and removable counter balance weights in the butt makes this is a quality built piece of kit.

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Here's a video produced by Didier Laroy of Ultracast.nl --> AKIOS AIRSPEED SURF

If anybody's interested I'll post my views on it when I get mine next week, and if anybody wants to try it out for a session then let me know and we can make arrangements to get it to you :thumbsup:
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Re: Akios AirSpeed Surf 435 Continental Rod

Postby Steve Duffy » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:11 pm

Contacts tell me it will be around £300.
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Akios AirSpeed Surf 435 Continental Rod

Postby Godders123 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:17 pm

Your contacts would be correct Ste...£299.99 introductory price, standard RRP of £329 :thumbsup:
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Re: Akios AirSpeed Surf 435 Continental Rod

Postby iank » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:13 pm

You can't tempt us and not do a review. You need to get out fishing!

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Re: Akios AirSpeed Surf 435 Continental Rod

Postby Steve Duffy » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:24 pm

Godders123 wrote:Your contacts would be correct Ste...£299.99 introductory price, standard RRP of £329 :thumbsup:


£200 mates rates :thumbsup:
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Re: Akios AirSpeed Surf 435 Continental Rod

Postby merseyboy » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:42 pm

Look forward to your review Graham. Looks like if will give the Cobra a run for its money.. :thumbsup:

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Re: Akios AirSpeed Surf 435 Continental Rod

Postby Godders123 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:51 pm

iank wrote:You can't tempt us and not do a review. You need to get out fishing!

That's my problem, I struggle to get out nowadays but as mentioned you're more than welcome to take it out for a test spin Ian :thumbsup:
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2017 Species [21]: Flounder, Conger, Bull Huss, Codling, Whiting, Dab, Dogfish, Plaice, Mackerel, Ballan Wrasse, Pollack, Smoothhound, Thornie, Eel, Sole, Bass, Garfish, Cuckoo Wrasse, Corkwing Wrasse, Goldsinny Wrasse, LS Sea Scorpion

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Re: Akios AirSpeed Surf 435 Continental Rod

Postby Godders123 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:52 pm

Steve Duffy wrote:
Godders123 wrote:Your contacts would be correct Ste...£299.99 introductory price, standard RRP of £329 :thumbsup:


£200 mates rates :thumbsup:

I wish I could do it for such a price Steve, I'd be getting two for myself if I could. PM me if you're interested in one though :thumbsup:
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Re: Akios AirSpeed Surf 435 Continental Rod

Postby Godders123 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:54 pm

merseyboy wrote:Look forward to your review Graham. Looks like if will give the Cobra a run for its money.. :thumbsup:

Be interesting to see the reviews from other anglers in a month or two to see how it compares with the Cobra and some of the other big guns.
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2017 Species [21]: Flounder, Conger, Bull Huss, Codling, Whiting, Dab, Dogfish, Plaice, Mackerel, Ballan Wrasse, Pollack, Smoothhound, Thornie, Eel, Sole, Bass, Garfish, Cuckoo Wrasse, Corkwing Wrasse, Goldsinny Wrasse, LS Sea Scorpion

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Re: Akios AirSpeed Surf 435 Continental Rod

Postby Ranny715 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:05 am

Not sure if anyone is aware but Alan Price has a tackle and bait shop in Rhuddlan. Has only been open a few months but has excellent bait and great quality gear. Bought my Vega rods there. Very helpful and deserve success.
Alan Price Tackle and Bait,
Unit 7 HTM Business Park,
Abergele Rd,
Rhuddlan,
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Akios AirSpeed Surf 435 Continental Rod

Postby Godders123 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:19 am

Good shout Ranny, I will add Alan Price's details to the tackle and bait shop section :thumbsup:
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Re: Akios AirSpeed Surf 435 Continental Rod

Postby davie495 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:23 am

let me know how it fairs Gray.... could be a xmas present for myself.. certainly a lot cheaper than the Century Excalibur SRE i was looking at!
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2017:[23] Whiting, Dab, Cod, Plaice, Flounder, Smooth-Hound, Thornback, Bull Huss, Black Bream, Lesser Weaver, Greater Weaver, Pouting, Poor Cod, Tompot Blenny, Rock Goby, LSD, Mackerel, Gurnard, Pollock, Tope, Ballan, Mackerel, Cuckoo

2016:[14]

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Re: Akios AirSpeed Surf 435 Continental Rod

Postby Godders123 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:05 am

Certainly will Stu, and you're welcome to try mine out when it arrives if you like :thumbsup:
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Re: Akios AirSpeed Surf 435 Continental Rod

Postby Steve Duffy » Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:33 pm

Godders123 wrote:Certainly will Stu, and you're welcome to try mine out when it arrives if you like :thumbsup:


Form an orderly queue....
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Re: Akios AirSpeed Surf 435 Continental Rod

Postby davie495 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:16 pm

i am... 2nd?
Stu

2017:[23] Whiting, Dab, Cod, Plaice, Flounder, Smooth-Hound, Thornback, Bull Huss, Black Bream, Lesser Weaver, Greater Weaver, Pouting, Poor Cod, Tompot Blenny, Rock Goby, LSD, Mackerel, Gurnard, Pollock, Tope, Ballan, Mackerel, Cuckoo

2016:[14]


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