What a piece of kit this pole is!!!! I was like a kid at xmas this morning lol First impressions are that it is a superb pole, after watching endless you tube vids and forum reviews I took the plunge. I have been using Brodex poles and my god, what a difference!! Safe to say I'm going to be using gardiner for everything from now on, I know they are pricey but by god you get what you pay for! Have a great weekend everyone, I'm going to clean our windows with my new toy!