Slx-22 or slx-25

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  1. Tuffers

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    My SLX-22 is not far from going to pole heaven and I will be buying another pole from Alex Gardiner when fresh stocks are in.

    I love my SLX-22, but I'm thinking of getting an SLX-25, but there is 120gms weight difference. I might get the 22 and buy the extension to make it a 25 when I need it. It will cost £24 + VAT more to do it that way.

    I can reach 99% of my work with a 22 and I use my 35 for the really high stuff. Can't make my mind up what to do.

    What would you do?

    And I can't afford the Extreme 22 or 25, so that's out the question.
     
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  2. Smurf

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    How long have you had that slx-22 Tuffers?

    Would the new gardiner clamps make any difference?
     
  3. Tuffers

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    Had it just over a year I think. It has new clamps on it, but section one is at the limit and I can't be arsed with all that lacquering.
     
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    Oh well a man of your means can afford a new pole then.:D
    I would go with the 25 myself only because of the sort of work I do
     
  5. Tuffers

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    Want an SLX-22 cheapncheerful?
     
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    nope i like my banana....not allowed to spend any more money....for a bit....:(but then again...no she will bite....
     
  7. tench0771

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    if i was u tuffers ide get a 18ft an use ur 35ft on them bigger jobs but my round is different to urs so u may b best geting a 25ft a 25 ant that mch heaver to b fair,im using a 22 at the min it but when i get my new poles ill b geting a 18 for 60 percent of my wrk an use my 35 for the slitly bigger houses 3 story i think 18 will do nearly all my 2 story wrk over connys ect
     
  8. keir

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    I'd get the 22 again Tuffers, your round sounds similar to mine. I use my 22 for 99% of my work and the slx 25 for a few high jobs and a couple of other windows, but mainly i use it for pvc as its stiffer than the 22 and its a spare if owt goes wrong with my 22.

    When my 22 is nearly done which to be honest it is i will deffo replace it with another phoenix 22
     
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    I've used a SLX-25 since the day they were released (I actually still have it, the MKI- retired). I have always found the 25ft very handy for higher windows & velux etc. However, I have always used a swivel with it too so the slightly longer closed length makes no difference in tight spaces etc.:)
     
  10. Tuffers

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    Food for thought. The thing is, if I have velux and 3 storey stuff I use the 35' and more weight with a 25 = more pain on my knackered joints? I'm swaying towards 22 I think.
     
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