I once broke my tip by accidentally headbutting the rod tip (before the rod was extended)
I was tying a stopper knot and i bent down my head to pull the knot through to the loop with my mouth only to headbutt the rod tip and break it.
To be fair it was 6am and had barely got any sleep the night before.
In regards to cheap rods with tips that can bend around itself, Shimano have 2 low end iso rods around the $250-$290 mark with taftec system which allows the rod tip to bend around itself.
Here is the Shimano Radix https://isofishinglifestyle.com.au/s...radix-iso.html
And the Shimano Advanced Light which we'll be getting some in stock shortly
And also the Advance Daji has taftec,I think itīs very similar to the Advance Light.
Last edited by alenjoyfishing; 23-08-12 at 10:56 PM.