Firstly though, thank you to my fellow forum users who happily provided me with the much needed advice, so I was able make my choice. I ordered a S-LX 35 at 1400hrs yesterday over the phone and asked that it be delivered next day. At 1000hrs this morning my new pole arrived. It looks great. The staff were friendly and helpful and really did as I asked. So thank you Gardiners. Also got a free woolly hat and pen. So Gardiners get fulls marks from me.