Slx vs clx how rigid

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  1. chris clean

    chris clean Active Member
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    Hi all i know this one has been done before and I've read the threads. But still struggling to decide!!
    I'm going to put my first order in with gardiner tonight and torn between slx 25 or clx 27!! The Slx is clearly going to be a better pole and lighter i get that but is it a lot more rigid than clx? I can afford either but if I'm not going to notice the difference ur rather have the extra couple of feet length. Sorry if I'm treading over old ground but its a big purchase for me and i don't want to be wishing next week I'd got the other! Any advice appreciated cheers
     
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  2. daveyboy

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    You will notice the difference in flex and the weight will make a difference over the course of a days work
     
  3. chris clean

    chris clean Active Member
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    Thanks for reply Daveyboy just what I needed to know! Ta
     
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    I haven't actually used a clx but i have used fibreglass and slx
    The weight difference is amazing
    Even 50% fibreglass would make a big difference in weight
    I have seen clx in use and it does bend quite a bit at height whereas an slx is very rigid
    I wouldn't want to be using my energy trying to control a bendy pole as it will slow you down
     
  5. Poles Apart

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    The Clx 27 is very bendy and it's not very kind to your back and shoulders, what height are you using your poles for?
     
  6. chris clean

    chris clean Active Member
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    Well my minds made up after reading your posts thanks guys the Slx it is. Poles Apart i will mostly be using it for standard residential where a 22 would be more than enough but a few times will need a bit more and i don't want to be messing about with extensions etc. So that's why was going for slx25. What's your opinion?
     
  7. Adams0211

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    You can see the CLX and SLX side by side here.




    Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
     
  8. mark

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    I use the clx 27 for some jobs-very whippy at height,its a no brainer slx
     
  9. mufcglen

    mufcglen Well-Known Member
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    i started wfp with a clx22 and when i upgraded to the slx22 the difference when fully extended was night and day.
    the clx is a great pole for the price but if you got the money go for a slx i say!!
     
  10. chris clean

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    Thanks for all the advice guys really appreciated.was pretty surprised by the video Adams that's a lot more whippy even at 18. The order will be going into Gardiners when I get home tonight then some practice on my house for a bit I think!!
     
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