I tend to get a pain in my right shoulder after a long days work. It subsides a bit after a few days rest but it still niggles me. I'm very aware and careful not to overstretch with the pole or put any undue stress on it. I use an SLX 25 with Gardiners sill brush atm. Was considering getting an extreme pole from Gardiners. Very pricey I know but i wonder if less weight would help ? Any ideas chaps please?