They are good! lol Took delivery today, had finished all my work though so only got to try it out on my house, and then not for long as it poured down with hail! Weighing it in my hand with my old fibreglass xtel (20ft) in the other, I could tell it was lighter, but didn't seem massively. BUT- then I extended it & used it to clean my windows & man can you tell the difference when using it! Been getting a slight pain in my right arm lately, but didn't get this when using the slx, great stuff! I love the fact that the resi-neck quick release adjuster has been moved to the underneath of the neck, as the pole hose used to get in the way of my old one, this is no longer a problem. I think it might be easy to accidentally open the clamp for the resi-neck instead of the 1st section...so will have to watch this. But something I'll probably get used to! My only worry is dropping it or something! lol Seems too nice to use! My pal just told me that Gardiners used to have a video of them driving over one, so shouldn't have any worries there! Having some work done on the house tomorrow, so I'm not working- Doh! Never thought I'd say that..but can't wait to try it out for a full day's work on Monday. Will update when used it properly.