just received new gardiner 25 ft slx pole and not sure of the new finish compared to the one i had a few years ago . the old pole was very smooth and easy to move up or down and the new one seems to have each section, which seems to me like some kind of tape wrapped all around the pole ! its not as smooth to move up or down compared to the older 22 slx i have and am concerned that over time this tape will start peeling off and cause all sorts of problems ????? Has anyone got one of these new taped ones ? and how's it holding up ?