Pole advice .. Again

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Hunty, Mar 3, 2016.

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  1. Hunty

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    #1 Hunty, Mar 3, 2016
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    Firstly sorry all, this is a topic that is getting a bartering at the min...

    But the new viper poles have put a spanner in my works, I have been going a year now and have had the vison of my Slx since I set eyes on them but now I have my readies and want to buy 2 poles an 18 and 30 and now not sure if they are what I want...

    Now do I get 18 Clx or baracoda?

    Do I get Slx 30 or viper 30?

    There is a £100 difference near on, which is the price of the clx/bara, but are they the same quality the posts recently advise they are?

    Thanks all


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    The smart clamps which only come on Gardiner poles will prolong the life of the pole substantially.
     
  3. Hunty

    Hunty Active Member
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    Yes I agree with that but how long am I likely to keep the poles before replacing, realistically I think I would want a new pole every 2-3 years, would most clamps that are not the cheap models last this long anyway?
    If that makes sense



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    Why would you replace a pole that didn't need replacing?
     
  5. Jason Etheridge

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    Gardiner poles mate seem to be the best.
    I've done a lot of research, read reviews watched youtube vids...

    Most people start with Gardiner gear... then try other vendors and then go back to Gardiner.

    Personally I like the look of the Facelift clamps (me being a lefty)... but, you know with Gardiner you are going to get a good bit of kit.

    What does everyone else think?
    Jase.
     
  6. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Gardiner do lead the market but that is also due to the fact that they have been around a lot longer than most.

    No one can tell you what to buy, best you could do is go to a trade show and see what you like best.

    I have both Gardiners and TCW Vipers --- 18ft SLX 18ft Viper -- 25ft SLX and 35ft Viper and to be honest..............

    IN MY OPINION they are just as good as each other. TCW is always 10% cheaper on their poles 'like for like'

    Take from that what you will.
     
  7. Jason Etheridge

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    Good reply Green Pro Clean!

    Don't forget that Gardiners chuck in free brush and guff also... so if you need a complete pole it might work out cheaper.

    If TCW did that it would be a lot more interesting.

    PS. I know I'm sounding very Gardiner fan boy here... however on my current setup I'm using an OEM pole (cheap as chips job) and a Gardiners brush.

    PSS. I hate my pole... it's heavy and the clamps are rubbish... but on the plus side... it's helping me loose weight ;-)
     
  8. Hunty

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    Tcw do include brush and bits


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  9. Hunty

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    Green, i agree with you, is it fair to say that gardiners have just not had the competition which is why they have been leader for so long.

    Pro, I hear you here but I can't see me keeping the same pole for more than 3 years and using as my everyday pole, I will keep them but will replace if that makes sense.


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  10. Hunty

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    Jase I see you here, this is honestly my dilemma because it's do I save a bit of money on something that I am being told is as good as or something that is tried and tested over years


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