1.Carbon Helix Core
A single carbon spiral is at the core of the blank. This type of structure is commonly regarded as the most effective way of maintaining cross section stability during bending.
CTS’ carbon helix core will minimize cross sectional deformation during loading.
In a flexing situation, the blank is undergoing pressures that can cause it to change form a round shape to an oval shape.
Even a small 2% reduction in section height caused by these pressures will reduce the stiffness o the rod by around 10%. The higher the load, the softer the blank will become, reducing its ability to fight fish.
2. 100% Carbon Fibre Core
All CTS carbon core blanks boast 100% non-woven carbon fibre, which will achieve 100% of its tensile and compressive loading, unlike woven based scrims, which exhibit large amounts of fibre crimping that results in greatly reduced fibre loading potential.
3. 100% Carbon Construction
All CTS carbon fibre blanks are able to boast a true 100% carbon construction with the use of CTS’ carbon helix core.
This ensures that the response and agility of all CTS carbon fibre blanks are optimised as a result of the lightweight and high strength characteristics that only carbon can give.
4. Multi-Carbon Construction
CTS has sourced the highest quality carbon fabrics from USA, Japan and Korea. Up to five different types of carbon are used in each blank. Each type is placed at various parts of the blank to optimise strength and weight.
CTS’ ultra high modulus fibre boasts the highest tensile and compressive strength of any fibre in its class.
5. Modulus Replacement Technology (MRT)
This new type of construction enables CTS to place totally different types of modulus materials at each part of the blank.
Unlike traditional multi-modulus systems, which lay up materials of differing modulus materials together, CTS new MRT is all together different, taking blank manufacture to a new level.
6. Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
CAE has enabled CTS to design precise blank ranges with perfectly progressive action through the entire range.
7. Target Zero Fibre Alignment
Fibre alignment along the length of any blank is critical. Even the smallest deviation in fibre alignment from the axis of load will greatly reduce the strength of the blank.
All CTS blanks are designed and produced to ensure that all fibre is aligned as near perfect as can be with the axis of load to ensure maximum blank strength.
8. Super Low Resin Systems
CTS uses materials and processes to reduce resin content by up to 30% to make CTS’ blanks lighter, stronger and narrower, thereby increasing flex limits, response and improved casting feel and accuracy.
9. Variable Fit Length
With CTS’ multi pieced blanks, the join lengths between each length are varied according to the load that they are designed to carry. This ensures reduced section-to-section flat spots, reduced swing weight and smooth load transfer.
10. Internal High Strength Ferrule
CTS uses a high strength ferrule at each join for its multi pieced blanks to provide superior crush and split resistance, thus avoiding the need for further ferrule wrap reinforcements as would be typically required with other brands of multi piece blanks.
11. Two Pack Marine Grade Paint System
All CTS blanks are coated with a marine grade two pack paint system for superior colour and toughness.