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BKK Raptor-X Wins Good Design Award Japan 2022 Lure Hook in Leisure/Outdoor/Travel Goods Category

Shanghai China, 8th November 2022 – BKK hooks has once again clinched another GOOD DESIGN AWARD JAPAN at the ceremony held in Tokyo Japan recently. Being the only winning lure hook, the BKK RAPTOR-X is a 3X-wire treble hook whose design is inspired by one of the best treble hooks BKK ever launched: The RAPTOR-Z. The RAPTOR  series designed with only one objective: to hook strong and aggressive “monster” fish and stay hooked to the very end! 

BKK Raptor-X

Featuring a lighter wire and being available also in very small sizes from 8 to 3/0, the  RAPTOR-X is also suitable to arm smaller lures without affecting their swimming action.  The lightness of the hook structure is increased using the BKK Hand-Ground processing technology, through which the hook is manually sharpened by removing material around the point. The hook gap-shank proportions are maintained to equip the  RAPTOR-X with excellent holding power, yet the hook point is slightly straightened to enhance the hook-up rate.  

The Bright-Tin coating of the RAPTOR-X aims at maximizing its performance in terms of saltwater corrosion resistance, being thereby suitable even for harsh saltwater environments.  

To date, BKK hooks has bagged a total of five GOOD DESIGN AWARD JAPAN accolades including LONE DIABLO (2017), GT-REX (2019), RAPTOR-Z (2020), TITAN SERIES: TITANDIVER,  TITANDIVER+ and TITANRIDER (2020) and new to the hall of fame, RAPTOR-X (2022). 

To date, BKK hooks has bagged a total of five GOOD DESIGN AWARD JAPAN accolades including LONE DIABLO (2017), GT-REX (2019), RAPTOR-Z (2020), TITAN SERIES: TITANDIVER,  TITANDIVER+ and TITANRIDER (2020) and new to the hall of fame, RAPTOR-X (2022).  

BKK RAPTOR-X

BKK Product Engineer and Global Brand Director, Michele Gori remarked, “We are honoured for this new recognition. We are proud anglers as well as hooks maker. We live the purpose every day by focusing on our research and innovation, we strive to build quality hooks. We continue focus on research and innovation, always concentrating on what our consumers want. We strive to build better hooks. Hooks that  stand for stronger, sharper, and more reliable which equivalent to tournaments level,”  

“Through BKK technologies, we undertake and involved in the whole manufacturing process in-house. We pursue for perfection every day. We want anglers who are chasing after the biggest, meanest, nastiest and hardest-fighting fish, to be rest assured about  the hooks, the last thing most of the anglers worry about. It costs more and takes more time looking for better metals, sharpening the tips of hooks, but it’s worth it to create hooks that are truly competitive and extraordinary,” commented Michele Gori. 

BKK RAPTOR-X

GOOD DESIGN AWARD has been a sole comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system in Japan since 1957. Commonly known together with the “G  Mark”, the symbol of winning the award, is an annual event aimed at enriching people lives and society through design, evaluate and honor its quality which fulfill certain ideals or purposes, solving problems and discovering new topics are evolving constantly. GOOD DESIGN AWARD has recognized various industries including consumers’ goods,  architecture, software, systems, services and so on. Today, GOOD DESIGN AWARD has  created collaborative programs with Thailand, India, Singapore, Turkey and Indonesia. (https://www.g-mark.org/)

BKK Raptor-X Wins Good Design Award Japan 2022

For more information, please visit BKK Hooks International https://bkkhooks.com,  https://bkkhooks-americas.com or contact, Rachelle Liew Brian Yankello 

BKK Global Brand Director Marketing Manager, BKK USA rachelle@bkk.hk brian@bkkhooks.com