SLX or Extreme?

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  1. Alien Human

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    Picking up a vibe on the forum that a few of you prefer the SLX over the Xtreme (both Gardiner poles if anyone isn't sure)

    there's quite a big price difference but just wondering if there are any other reasons?

    ......... but I could be wrong with this assumption- personally I have an Xtreme & love it!
     
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  2. tench0771

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    never tryed a extreme but i will do i use aquadapter an am consurned that it will runin the poles balance an not b wrth paying the extra !! im a bit heavy handed also but still gunsa give one a bash at some point
     
  3. Bingo

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    The Extreme, while being a lighter, more rigid pole and excellent pole.....
    I have heard they are not as robust as an SLX for everyday use.
     
  4. Jonathan Sanderson

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    The extreme is lighter and more rigid, so it's a better pole.

    But you may have to spend about £150 a year on it to maintain and replace sections. For me it's a no brainer.

    Less than £15 a month to use the best pole out there.
     
  5. Bingo

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    Like I said........not as robust as a SLX ;) :p :D.
     
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  6. Jonathan Sanderson

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    If we were all bothered about robustness then we would have brodex poles. Lol

    Lightness and rigidity is more important to me.
     
  7. Jake

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    As I've always said, I can't justify an Xtreme at low height...

    In still waiting for Jonny to send me one to trial...

    I've got better things to spend me money on (wife looking over my shoulder)
     
  8. Jake

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    Jonny I still can't get over the fact you got an Xtreme at 18' !

    Edit - even more so now I here your only charging 8-12 for 4 bed house!

    Cost of living must be low?
     
  9. Bingo

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    He was asking (apart form price) why some prefer SLX to an Extreme...not the other way around....
    Hence my reply the SLX is the more robust for everyday use.
     
  10. Jonathan Sanderson

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    I'm also getting an extreme 25 in a month or so to replace my slx 25. :)

    I'm guessing your based in the south?

    I have to work smarter and faster up north to make good money. The extreme poles (along with other things) help me do this to be honest.

    An average 4 bedroom house up here has about 12 ish windows. And up here guys who have big businesses bash them out for £8 a pop, doing about 4 an hour.

    Then you have the guys who do them for £4 or £5 to top up there dole money.

    If you charged more than £12 for a 4 bed house here you'd go out of business very quick.
     
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