What new pole to buy

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  1. Beano

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    Hi looking to order a new pole tomorrow for the new year currently use a Phoenix carbon 25ft. Been looking at gardiner poles but don't know what to get any suggestions guys also brush head as well.
     
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  2. Tuffers

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    Depends how high you want to go. I think you can't go wrong with an SLX-22 but sometimes you need a few more feet for Velux windows etc. I've got a 22' and a 35'. The 35' maybe comes out once a day.
     
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    brush you need a xline any of them

    pole gardiner slx 25 plus one ex will get you to 98% of work there great poles and take a massive beating from me and my staff as we don't ever look after them , never clean them of wash them out because we have a life and when were finshed our last jobs that's it for us

    we run xtreme 47s with up you 4 ex great poles but you need to look after them and they need cleaning and washing and hugged on cold morning because they get cold , they don't get used much only on four storeys and up maybe three times aweek on each van for us the lads like them but wouldn't have them as daily poles

    we use to run slx 22s but got sick of changing them on three storys , so we replaced them with 25s there only abit longer and there no real differants in the weight but we rarely change poles now duering the day
     
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  5. Beano

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    Been looking at the slx 25 as my phoenex 25ft reaches all my work. Are they fairly rigid my phoenex is carbon but not as rigid as I would of thought.
     
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    22' rigid as funk but 35' fully extended is a bit whippy.
     
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    I have the SLX 22 and the Phoenix 22. The SLX is more rigid and a better pole IMO. Ive had the SLX for 3 years and the Phoenix for 1 year. I only use the Phoenix for Gutter work as it seems 'whippy' compared to the SLX
     
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  8. Beano

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    That what I found with my Phoenix that it's a bit wippy.
     
  9. Scots lad

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    I have gardiners and Phoenix and gardiners in my opinion is a better pole and medium flock lightweight brush
     
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    Slx 25 will be perfect.
     
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