Slx or viper

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by debo, Apr 20, 2016.

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  1. debo

    debo Newcomer
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    Upgrading my clx to a carbon is there much difference between the gardiner slx25 and the water genie viper 25ft as the viper is a bit cheaper.
     
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  2. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    TCW Vipers are always 10% cheaper and they are a few grams lighter.

    Both are superb poles and you can't go wrong with either.

    Before the rest all chime in remember one thing, I actually own both SLX and Vipers and use both daily so yes I do feel qualified to say they are equally as good as one another right down to the clamps!

    You will love which ever you choose if coming off a CLX.
     
  3. Marko067

    Marko067 Well-Known Member
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    I can't give you a comparison of the two but keep in mind the smart clamps on the SL-X. One thing I found a real pain was continually having to adjust the clamps to stop the sections spinning before the smart clamps came along even on Gardiner's poles.
     
  4. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    I have no issue with this on the Vipers or SLX, just on a crappy old Brodex (excuse the language) that I use for PVC.
     
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    Marko067 Well-Known Member
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    Sounds like they are a good competitor to the SL-X
     
  6. tench0771

    tench0771 Grand Master
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    i was guna get one of the vipers but next pole will be a extreme its a shame the vipers dont have there own extreme range like gardners i bet they would sell very well
     
  7. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    I have been contemplating an Extreme but as a rather large fellow I dont even notice the weight of an SLX to be fair so hard to justify the added dosh.
     
  8. tlwcs

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    As am I. But shoulder and joint pain comes when it's too late. An extreme would be a great addition to the poles you've got.
     
  9. Eviestevie

    Eviestevie Grand Master
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    I'm with green
    I have contemplated a extreme but I'm a strong lad and the slight difference in weight and extra care needed doesn't suit me
    I look at poles as a working tool that I can throw about,not care if it scratches or even if I run over it!
    I've actually rang cleaning warehouse today and will be ordering a viper 25 when in stock
     
  10. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Might I suggest a 35ft? The take off the two bottom sections and order a #5 end cap. That way you have a great 25ft pole and the extra 10ft for those odd jobs here and there. Really is the way to go.
     
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