I don't use strike king SBs anymore, for that reason and others
I don't like em' either compared to other squarebeaks that are out there. But their 5, 6, 8, & 10 XD's will get it done... as long as you change the hooks on em'. Strike King hard-baits have always had junk hooks and junk split rings. They fixed the split rings but still use the same junk hooks, of course their price point is a little less than other crankbaits so that makes sense.