I have been to varitech systems today and have been blown away by the new poles they have in. Gardiner eat your heart out, you have some serious competition. I am going to be picking up their newest version of poles next week and I am excited about it. I am going to give them the Hotwash treatment and compare them to the poles I have already. From what I've been told they are cheaper than gardiner poles and stiffer too and very very light and look great. I was gobsmacked today. I will keep you posted and will be updating this after the trial period. They are doing a modular pole 57ft lighter by 30% than the gardiner ones. These new poles could change everything and I'm all excited about the prospect of better quality poles cheaper than other companies.