Unlike many other banksticks that I’ve used, Cygnet has engineered the tightening mechanism – the thumb screw – so that it can be tightened right down, gripping the adjustable insert with a vice-like grip.

They have a sort of cushion, where once you have reached the point of locking the inserts, it allows you to go that little bit further and tighter still.

The sharp points make these easy to push into all but the toughest of grounds, they’re lightweight and the black coating adds further durability.

Dan Wildbore

Cygnet Short & Stumpy Banksticks
RRP: From £6.49
www.cygnettackle.co.uk