ESP Cryogen Curve Shanx Barbed Carp Hooks
ESP Cryogen Curve Shanx
This is the same classic curve pattern previously known as the ESP
Raptor, but this new range has been made even better by stepping up the
wire gauge in each size and giving them the Cryogen treatment.
These Curves are now around 25% stronger than their predecessors while
still retaining long fine needle sharp points which are now extra
durable. These are highly effective in a whole variety of rig
presentations (perfect for the Ronnie Rig) and their quick turning,
anti-eject shape combined with a needle sharp point ensures exceptional
The initial launch of ESP Cryogen hooks in March 2016 caused a massive
stir with discerning anglers quickly recognising the distinct technical
advantages they offered. They were the result of over three years of
development and field testing which culminated in a new standard in
strength and point durability.
New manufacturing techniques including both high temperature and
cryogenic tempering have produced significantly stronger hooks with more
durable, long life points.
Cryogenic tempering is a process used to improve the molecular structure
in steel which in turn reduces stress and improves strength and wear
resistance. It is used in many disciplines with Formula 1 engine parts
being a classic example.
Bench tests on initial samples proved to us that the new tempering
processes combined with improved designs and heavy forging resulted in
hooks that were 25-30% stronger than other PTFE coated carp hooks in the
same wire gauge. We subsequently sent the hooks for independent
scientific testing on hardness and tensile strength and the tests
carried out confirmed and supported our initial findings.
So rather than having to improve strength by simply increasing wire
gauge, new manufacturing processes have allowed us to maintain optimum
wire gauges for each size which allow for fine, ultra-sharp needle
points which are now more durable than ever.
ESP is now delighted to introduce three new patterns into the Cryogen
range, with each type having been developed, tested and 'tweaked' over
the last 18 months. They have proved outstanding in field testing and
provide an even greater choice in high-performance, long-lasting carp
– Three years of development
– Cryogenically tempered
– Incredibly strong
– Durable ultra sharp needle points
– Long straight points
– Tufflon coated
EHCCS004, EHCCS006, EHCCS008
5055394236998, 5055394237001, 5055394237025
Size 4, Size 6, Size 8