Defiant MPS



Leopard II System


A full Leopard II, thanks to a lot of expensive metal - still weighs less than 1.5kg 


The Leopard II was designed specifically to provide a practical, lightweight but strong, system that would replace the need for various set ups for different situations. But also allow you the customer the options of buying just what you need as you need it/can afford it. There was no holding back with the design – most of the Leopard II System is made from Military Grade Titanium. The design has a bit of Trident, Leopard 1, Wraith Pod, and Hobbit System in it – I literally cherry picked all the best attributes of all the other Defiant MPS designs over the years going way back to the mid 1990’s, and stuck them into one design which literally makes a mass of product ranges obsolete in one swipe.

The design allowed me to be “Un-leashed” to use what I want, where I wanted – none of the Leopard II components are compatible with anything else in the Defiant MPS range or anybody else’s gear for that matter – it’s quite unique.


Paragraph by paragraph below are listed the component parts that can be purchased separately for your own specific needs.



 




"L 2" Bank Sticks


Specifically designed for the Leopard II system these “L 2” Bank Sticks are made from 100% Titanium in two lengths only (the reason will become apparent) If longer  lengths are required for when being used as single Bank Sticks, this can be achieved in much more cost effective way by the fitment of Over-Fit Extensions.

 

6” that extend to 81/2” long       weight = 65 grams

81/2” that extend to 13” long     weight = 79 grams

 

The ones shown have flush Grub Screw Locking – which is far superior to Thumb Screws in my honest opinion, using an Allan Key “Once” in most cases per session is no issue at all, I always have 2x 3mm Keys in my Tackle Box, still never lost one in 18 years (Which people seem to worry about doing, well how many times do you lose your baiting Needle?)  But the Dual Locking Thumb Screws can be fitted if requested

 

6” Long = Price £20.00 Each + Postage

81/2” Long = Price £22.50 each + Postage

 

Tip:  As a good rule of thumb “If you don’t think you could dig the ground you’re on easily with a Spade, don’t even try to fit Bank Sticks into it” Try using a Digging Stick first, or take the easy option listed below.





Cross Shafts

 

Cross Shaft with 3 x "L2" Bank Sticks inserted and Spikes fitted


Made with Titanium Shafts and Stainless Steel fittings and Spikes in 12”, 14” and 16” widths as standard, these Cross Shafts basically replace the need for Buzz, Snag and Goalpost Bars, with the added advantage of being able to be used in a 1, 2 or 3 Rod format instantly. There’s no need for Stabilizers to be fitted – the Goalpost design cannot twist, with the bonus of being able to be converted into a Pod at will in just a few seconds by adding of an Connecting Shaft.


Can be fitted with flush fitting Grub Screw or Thumb Screw locking. 


Option of  3 Rod or 2 Rod versions 


   

Instant Bank Stick removable and Alarm alignment  


  

               

                                                              Goalpost Format for zero twist                                                                                                                                        Removable Spikes


                                                                                                                                         

Weight = 330 grams (14” example)

 

Price per Cross Shaft Including 2 x Spikes = £35.00 each + Postage






Pod Conversion Shaft






Made from Titanium with Stainless Steel fittings, it literally takes 10 seconds to fit instantly converting 2 x Leopard II Cross shafts into a pod assembly. Fitment is via two large Thumb Screws that mount the shaft in exactly the same middle fitting as the River Mounting also uses. The Thumb Screws can also be stored in the fittings when not in use.




Shown fitted to two complete Leopard II Cross Shafts to form a Pod



Length “Centre to Centre” = 271/2"


Weight = 192 gram


 

Price = £35.00 each + Postage





Over-Fit Extensions




Made in two standard versions- when added, these instantly add extra length to either Cross Shaft Spikes or L2 Bank Sticks when being used as single Bank Sticks

10” long as standard made from Titanium with stainless fittings, can be fitted with Grub Screw or Thumb Screw Locking.

 

Weight = 79 grams (Spike Version)


"Spike" versions Shown fitted to a Cross Shaft


 

Price  =  £12.50 each + Postage





Bush Mountings



Available in two sizes, in pairs - by fitting a pair of the "Spike" size to the base of a Leopard II when being used as a Pod (via 2 x Philips Screws) they “Anchor” the whole unit in place. 

The L2 size fit to the base of the Bank Sticks for when using single on Platforms, these are such a precise fitment - thumb screws are not needed.

 

Price £5.00 per pair either size + Postage.



Spare Spikes



Price Per pair   £5.80 + Postage





Single Spike Conversion


6" long as standard made from solid Stainless Steel, utilising the same middle fitting as the Pod Conversion Shaft and River Shaft use. 


Weight = 130 grams




Shown fitted 



Price = £10.50 each + Postage



Buzz Bar Convertors




Based on the old Hobbit “Top Hat” idea these simple Stainless Steel fittings when fitted convert a Leopard II Cross Shaft into a  Buzz Bar, they also inadvertently form a Quick Release fitting at the same time.


Shown fitted to the two outer fittings to form a 2 Rod Buzz Bar for use on the River

 

Weight = 34grams


 

 

Price = £5.00 each + Postage




Leopard II  River Pod 



Piccys and info to follow