New pole - help me choose

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by SPCleaning, Oct 14, 2014.

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  1. SPCleaning

    SPCleaning Guru
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    I currently have a CLX - 27 (very worn, worked hard) and a Phoenix Hybrid 'P' 22'.

    I like both poles very much. The CLX needs to be replaced and I could use some extra height.

    I have a budget of £500.

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    Where would you put your money?
     
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  2. spruce

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    #2 spruce, Oct 14, 2014
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    SLX 35 includes brush, resineck angle adaptor, hose and connector - free delivery.

    Phoenix includes hose. Brush 34.74, angle adaptor 4.80 + hose connector (Series 26) 2.35 = 428.89

    I can't see if there is a delivery charge, but if their is then add that. Not much in it price wise TBH. I guess its all down to clamp preference.

    I don't have any experience with a Phoenix pole, so I would go with the supplier I do have experience with if I was making the choice myself.

    This is my take on it and is not an adverse reflection on WCW or the Facelift product. I have purchased stuff from WCW in the past and have had good service from them.

    From what I have seen, Stephen Fox has also been very quick to help with any issues that purchasers have experienced.
     
  3. SPCleaning

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    Thanks Spruce,
    I'm just going to see what the general feeling is and go with that.
     
  4. Mwwindowcleaning

    Mwwindowcleaning Active Member
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    Any slx. I use a clx and just have the extra 10ft add on section. I don't like changinging my pole to do the bottoms so the clx is perfect for me.
     
  5. koopmaster

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    If you get a phoenix.. then go for the full carbon one. Same as the slx. And stick on a super light sill brush
     
  6. Natty1972

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    I use a Phoenix ultra light 26. Brilliant pole use it for everything it's says full carbon on Pf website but the fella I ordered from let it slip it was 80% carbon 20% fibre glass
     
  7. Tuffers

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    I only know Gardiners, the SLX-35. It's bit heavy for all day use though. How about the SLX-25, or do you need longer? I suppose you could buy the 25' and the extensions to take it to 35'?
     
  8. abs

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    I'd go phoenix personally
     
  9. tench0771

    tench0771 Grand Master
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    ive got a pheonix 22 full carbon an ive also had a clx 27 ide say waight an stiffness is very similer clamps r faster an easer to use on the pheonix but the slx will last longer due to the smart clamps horses for coarses realy how about throwing a nother in the the mix (xline pole) liter on paper so i saw the other week!!!!! clamps r spose to b solid to
     
  10. koopmaster

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    The phoenix 26 UL is a food pole.
     
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