Matrix SLIK vs Nufish Zipp

SpeedyJD

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Hi all.
I'm just about to elasticate my top kits with some fresh elastic ready for the new season. I had a go with the Matrix SLIK elastic last year and was very impressed with 10-12 right upto 16-18.
Then I've seen on the market the new Nufish Zipp, I've noticed the diameter is 0.2mm thicker than SLIK i.e. 8-10 SLIK is 1.4mm 8-10 Zipp 1.6mm.
Has anyone tried Zipp Elastic and how do they compare it to SLIK. It would save quite a bit of money especially when I've got 9 top kits and then my margin pole. Thank you.
 

Paul Cresswell

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It is generally commented that Matrix have overstated their elastic ratings, 6-8 slik 1.2mm, 6-8 zipp 1.4mm, I think the 8-10 slik is more comparable to the zipp (and same diameter). Nick Gilbert solid core is same diameter to elastic ratings as zipp.

Having used slik I would agree its overstated. Bought some zipp but not fished with it yet.
 

Carp attack

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I've used the matrix an love it and a mate of mine has both an says the difference is very marginal between them both if you can save yourself a few £££ then go with the nufish, both quality laggy,
 

karp_katcher

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The trouble with most people they over complicate elastics,I only uses two different elastics from spring to autumn,matrix silk 10-12 and 12-14 in all my top kits .keeps things simple for me.
 

Carp attack

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The trouble with most people they over complicate elastics,I only uses two different elastics from spring to autumn,matrix silk 10-12 and 12-14 in all my top kits .keeps things simple for me.
Exactly, find something you like an stick with it an keep your choices simple, tho your choices the venues I fish I'd be more time in snags then actually fishing! 😂😂😂
 

SpeedyJD

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I'm the same as you guys. I had 10-12 slik and 12-14 in my main pole and 14-16 and 16-18 in my margin. But cheapest I can find it it £7.80 ish and I can get the Zipp for £4.60 (with a 10% off code) so the saving over 8 main pole top kits and 5 margin top kits is.... Some money. (About £30 ish).
Might have a mix n match as the Zipp is good value.
 

Pclaret

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I used /use Slik and NG ultra core, and cannot notice any difference in identical diameters, people I have spoke to have said the same about the Zipp, it’s identical in same diameters,(forget ‘ratings’)
In fact I think matrix are changing the ratings on it soon
 
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