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  1. daveyboy

    daveyboy Legend
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    I know everyone will say get an slx but i am just updating a load of my kit
    Just about to order v3 backpack and bits'n'pieces and a load of new moerman stuff as i am enjoying tradding bottoms at the moment just as quick as i can wfp them on maintenance cleans (oops going off on a tangent now)
    Anyway i have a 30ft fibreglass pole which i use for 3rd floor stuff and most of my work i can reach with an 18ft
    Comparing slx and clx weight wise there is only roughly 100grams in it
    Anyone used a small clx and how flexible are they??
     
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  2. Rosewood

    Rosewood Active Member
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    I use a clx 18 and for what I need its spot on (occasional Windows/houses) a word of warning though, I recently bought two extensions for it that takes it up to 26 foot, when fully extended its very bendy and difficult to handle. Being mainly trad I didn't want to fork out for another pole ie an slx but now wish I had
     
  3. daveyboy

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    At the moment i trad bottoms unless I'm working with Damo
    He is 100% wfp but i miss trad and enjoy it
    I am just as fast on bottoms as wfp but tops are slower due to ladders and difficulty over roofs etc
    My 30ft is 100% fibreglass and is whippy and difficult to use over 1st floor height
    Clx is 50% carbon so should be better plus only an 18
    If i got extensions i would get slx extensions for it but for the odd high window or skylights the 30ft would be ok
     
  4. SPCleaning

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    I still have my trusty CLX-27 on board but it is only used for conservatory roofs and fascia cleans. I used it today on a gable end and to clean down some cladding. I pre-washed some windows with it as I went. Mine has an Unger sill brush on the end of it which is much heavier than the brushes on my SLX poles.
    Yes it is a bit more bendy than a SLX but it is still very controllable.
     
  5. daveyboy

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    I'm thinking the bend is more exaggerated on a 27 than on an 18
    Maybe not so bad on a shorter pole
    My 30ft fibreglass is a lot more controllable used with the bottom 2 sections removed
     
  6. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    maybe just get the slx or youll be forever wondering. im after a new pole soon, and thinking about a clx 18 but after having used an slx ill be dissapointed if its a step backwards, so ill just get an slx
     
  7. daveyboy

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    I won't be wondering as i have used slx 18..22..27 and an extreme but for my own work i think a clx may be ok
    It's just an idea though as i have a week until i order the gear
    A.v3 backpack is 105 notes and ordering about £100 of moerman trad gear (see i don't get it all free for recommending their stuff:p)
    With a few other bits i will have spent £300 without buying a pole but supposed to be saving for a van
    Clx works out a lot cheaper
     
  8. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    in that case buy the clx then let me know if its worth buying over the slx as i was thinking the same i want an 18 next and the clx should be stiff enough at that length i would have thought
     
  9. SPCleaning

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    I completely agree. An 18 will be much more controllable than a 27. It all come back to value for money. How much you will use it etc. I went from the CLX-27 to a SLX-35. The SLX was so much easier. But at shorter lengths I think there will be much less difference. I use a SLX-18 as my everyday pole. I have never used a CLX-18.
    That said £118 for the CLX-18 or £206 for SLX-18

    I think buy the CLX-18 save £88. If its not for you I bet you would get back most of your purchase price on ebay.
     
  10. daveyboy

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    That's my thought process
    I know gardiners poles fetch almost new prices on fleabay
    If it is a bit floppy i can swap it in a couple of months
    Seeing as i only wfp tops now it won't be used for more than a few minutes per house and will definitely be an improvement on the bayersan jobbie i have
     
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