Defiant MPS

Ever since I started I have had a love-hate relationship with Carbon Fibre, well until I came across this high quality Carbon by pure chance - from a company who normally make Carbon Shafts for Kayak Paddles, of which I was making for my own Kayak.  Having a excellent strength to weight ratio, thick walled to be able to take a bit of punishment, and the Carbon's natural pattern retained in the surface for grip. So I purchased some of the lower diameter Carbon out of  curiosity, and ended up combining with Titanium fittings to make a few items for my own personal use.
Everything has proved to be faultless in extensive use by myself, the combining of Carbon Fibre with high grade Titanium has proved to be a good decision. The problems of "Contraction & Expansion" with Stainless Steel fittings has vanished.

 I'll explain: Metal fittings expand in the heat of summer and then contract in the freezing cold of winter, in time it can make things suddenly start to fall to bits for no apparent reason. When I used to make Carbon Bank Sticks many years ago I went to extreme lengths to combat this problem, but I was still paranoid - no so now with using Titanium, it's allowed me to combat these problems with ease.

Black Panther

23rd Jan 2021: Exactly 12 months over-due thanks to Covid pandemic at last I've managed to find some spare time to make the Black Panther. 

Built to exactly the same specifications as the Trident Panther but from very heavy duty Carbon Fibre instead of Titanium, fitted with 3 x 81/2" & 3 x 11" CBN Type Bank Sticks, the Chassis fittings are Stainless Steel to add that important low level weight required in any structure to provide stability. It's been built to last - there's no "cheap and cheerful" materials been used like Ally, nothing is painted or anodised - nothing needs to be as it's all been built using the very highest quality materials available (As you have rightly come expect from Defiant MPS)

The Chassis extends to 43" long and has a closed length of 26" 

Made in 12" 14" or 16" widths as standard

Weighing in at just 1.232 Kg 
 In fact it could have been made much lighter, but preformance comes first - no point in making something that's going to be seriously flawed in design just to save a few grams of weight

Most Customers split Tridents into three separate parts -  2 x Built Up Cross Shafts and the Centre Shaft, then store the Cross Shafts complete inside their bedchairs and the Centre Shaft in their Rod Holdall, by doing this set up time just a matter of just a few seconds 

Complete Black Panther 

Price 250.00 + Postage

CBN Type Bank Sticks

CBN's are identical to TBN's but instead of having Titanium inner & outer shafts, the outers are made from very thick walled high quality Carbon Fibre, with solid Carbon Fibre inner shafts. These Bank Sticks look so good it's a shame to ram them into the ground!  All the old problems related to Carbon Bank sticks have been eliminated in the CBN's mainly due to the use of solid titanium fittings and points. If handled with a bit of respect these Carbon Bank sticks will easily give many years of faultless service. 

81/2"long adjustable to 12 1/2" long    weight  = 73 grams 

11" long adjustable to 17 1/2" long      weight = 84 grams

Option of  Spring Loaded Thumb Screw  OR  flush fitting Grub Screw locking

81/2" CBN  = 22.50 each + Postage

11" CBN = 25.00 each + Postage

Carbon C Type Fantail 

Something that many have asked over the past few months "Would it be possible to make a Carbon Shafted Fantail?" Well here is a Carbon Fantail 


Thanks to the use of thick walled HD Carbon Fibre the assembly is just as ridged as a Titanium C Type Fantail on which it is based upon -
 with 21" Tie-Bars, width options of  either 14" or 16" wide Cross Shafts, fitted with 81/2" & 11" CBN Type Bank Sticks as standard, the example shown has full Grub Screw locking but could also have Thumb Screws locking or even a mix of both.

They are a bit more expensive than the Titanium C Type Fantails  due to all the extra time involved, but still at a cost in the realms of  normality.

The whole lot weighs in at  just 1,485 grams, when considering the sheer size and the amount of material used, that's rather impressive. 

Carbon C Type Fantail = 250.00  + Postage

"River Pod"

Based on a very old well proven Defiant MPS design, all those years back many asked if I could make an ultra light weight Carbon River Pod, at the time the Carbon that was available was utter crap (And that was the high quality stuff!)   But when I started using the heavy duty thick walled Carbon as used in CBN Type Bank Sticks - things changed!  The one shown above is my own personal one that's now two years old and still looks like new - and so it should be as it's been made from the very best materials available.

It was designed more for the "Roving River Angler" the ones who constantly move swim, prepared to walk for miles to get to that one deep pool or confluence of another River etc........  With this in mind it was designed to be one piece, instant set up, easily transportable, and weigh as little as possible but still retain stability.

It's so simple to use - you just splay the "Floating" front legs out and position as you wish locking the legs in the Spherical Ball Joints limit of movement, the floating legs give so much scope of movement for positioning, there's no need for adjustable Legs. 
Insert the main shaft into the ground a bit, and then turn the whole shaft clockwise which in turn then locks the 360 degree rotating shaft that both outer legs are mounted to

The top fitting has a removable solid Titanium Barrel fitting that can be fitted to any Buzz Bar you wish, which then just drops into the fitting and locks via an Allan Key - it's that simple


My own River Pod in use on the River Ribble

Weight = 567 grams

Closed up Length = 38" 

Complete River Pod

120.00  + Postage