Wow, just when I thought the world of ice fishing couldn't get any better along comes an innovation that is really going to make a difference to those that love their already popular lazer hand augers. I recently was looking at a new auger for this ice season and I ran across the Strike Master's Lazer synthetic model. I think the following speaks for itself, but I tell you I can't wait to see one of these and put it to good use on some of the tough ice we get up here in Northern Illinois!
New Lazer Synthetic Ultralite is lightest, most durable hand auger on the market
BIG LAKE, MN—September 12, 2011—Hand drill a hole in the ice and you are the motor, totally in control of the speed and power. To be an effective hand driller means having the best hand auger designed to make the most of every ounce of energy you exert. The Lazer Synthetic Ultralite from StrikeMaster does just that and is a hand driller’s dream come true.
Hand drillers are a unique brand of ice angler who demands an ice auger that is lightweight, durable and fast. It doesn’t matter if you are an Olympic athlete or aprofessional couch potato the new Lazer Synthetic Ultralite is going to maximize every pound of torque exerted. The lightest hand augers on the market anywhere, both the four-inch and six-inch model are a full pound lighter than the competition. Drill 50 holes with either the standard or offset handle and you just saved 50 pounds of torque on your body.
How did StrikeMaster knock a pound off while at the same time upping the ante on durability? The answer comes from five years of research, development and testing with a synthetic material that defines the advantage. “Creating a synthetic auger of the lighest quality and the lightest ever wasn’t easy—it took four prototypes to get it up to our highest of standards,” said Randy Havel, co-owner of StrikeMaster.
Both the auger and blade carriage are made of a Dupont manufactured co-polymer that is the same material used in the door seal gasket of the Space Shuttle. Glock also uses it for the frame of their handguns. Hand drillers are tough, but StrikeMaster has yet to find one who can dish out more than the compressed combustion of a handgun or stress of lift-off and re-entry. “This hand auger was put through the ringer and surpassed our highest expectations—it’s everything we wanted it to be,” Havel said.
The Lazer Synthetic Ultralite is produced in the United States close to StrikeMaster headquarters in Big Lake,Minnesota. The lightweight blade carriage is a product of Sweden where the precision-engineered blades by Mora® are made. Available only from StrikeMaster, go to www.strikemaster.com for additional details and purchasing information.
Disclaimer: I work with Strike Master as a representative of their product, however I do not receive anything in return for writing this information or passing it on to the outdoorsman and women. I am writing this to inform you, the reader, of new and great products for the upcoming seasons. Strike Master is a separate entity from Legend-Outdoors and no compensation has been given for this review/release.