The XK55 became an instant topseller when it was first launched and supply struggled to keep up with demand. The reliability of the original XK55 pole was quickly proven and it was considered by many to be the best 16 strong carp competition pole on the market. The new XK552 is even lighter and stiffer but just as strong and with many new innovative features. It is built using new NanoCore carbon formed into a CS3 macromolecular structure with three covalent bonds for extreme strength and rigidity and weighs just 799g at 13m. The carbon undergoes a unique VCX curing process under extreme pressure to force out any tiny air imperfections for a more consistent action and further increases the strength in each section. The pole features new CFuse aligner system sections and kits meaning they are interchangeable across the NanoCore range, new DNS distance numbering system on butts for totally precise fishing and CKB colour keyed bushfit bands showing exactly where to cut back to fit Middy PTFE bushes. The graphite used in this pole can withstand temperatures of 3800 Kelvin (equivalent to 3502 degrees centigrade) and it is this unique HKD process that provides immense and consistent stability when the pole is subjected to extreme summer temperatures.