Ridge Monkey carbon throwing stick

Ridge Monkey carbon throwing stick

RRP: £69.99 | www.ridgemonkey.co.uk

First there were metal and plastic throwing sticks, then there were expensive carbon ones, followed by more affordable carbon ones, and now there’s a carbon throwing stick shaped like a sword blade!

Sleek and stealthy

Sleek and stealthy

This Ridge Monkey offering has a pointed profile which is said to cut through the air more easily and release air pressure around the boilie to help it discharge quicker.

We pitted this against a standard carbon throwing stick and got greater distances, but you do have to adjust your technique – stopping the throw sharply and in a more upright position.

It's also a bit louder through the air than most throwing sticks, so the gulls will definitely know when you're using one!

The loading port just above the handle

The loading port just above the handle