Our view, is that Torrix has the best balance of high, intermediate and low modulus materials for the current state of the technology, which is why we proudly place the YAC name on our build.
Pick up a Torrix and the first thing you appreciate is the 1k woven fabric finish of the butt. 1k carbon is an expensive material, but it adds toughness without adding too much weight, so we use it a lot. The tip section has a little 1k at the joint, but the tip has a tough ribcage of carbon scrim on the inside and does not need the 1k all the way on the outside.
The YAC Extreme Torrix is our best selling casting rod, built using the 12ft Torrix TE blank. It is slim, light, and when you swing a lead you immediately feel more in touch than with other rods. YAC ring it as standard with 50mm Kigan rings. Every caster is unique so we won't mislead with any numbers, but we think you should be able to fish at greater range with Torrix than with any comparable slim, light carp rod.
Optimised for 3 1/2-4 ounce, your choice of lead will be dependent on how you can power up a rod, but Torrix, though a great caster has some action through the butt that makes it less critical of casting technique.
Lock up is something worth talking about. Different carbon fibres are described by their modulus. High modulus fibres generally have less strength and less stretch than the high strength fibres. There is a place for high modulus, and we use it a lot in Torrix, but we use it with some high strength material in our famous compression tension balance. That word "balance" is important. You can go too far with high modulus carbon, and many do. It is my opinion that the tendency for some makers to go to very high modulus is a mistake. Some of the current more expensive rods from the far-east are slim and light, but have premature lock up and low reliability. Not what you want in a carp rod.