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harleyman

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Pole change
« on: May 23, 2020, 02:01:46 pm »
I'm thinking of a change of poleI I've been  using  Gardiner s since day  one  nowt wrong  withem  just fancied  a change what do  you use.

Simon Trapani

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Re: Pole change
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 02:34:55 pm »
 ???

Why change? Stick with Gardiner's.

Smudger

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Re: Pole change
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2020, 03:36:44 pm »
I'm moving all my poles over to the ova-8

Been trialing one now for 3 months ( 5 but we had furlough ) the guys love the pole they are finding the shape much better in the hand - quality is fab - no signs of wear - great clamps - I like their brushes and jet system + plus I feel the goose necks are better design

Gardeners are excellent but I feel that the ova-8 has just the edge on them

**** I will have 2 maybe 3  slx 25's up for sale next week ****

Darran
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

www.oddbodscleaning.co.uk

wayne m

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Re: Pole change
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2020, 04:28:00 pm »
Facelift phantom hi-mod 25 for me, with gardiner swivel neck and ultimate flocked brush had it 18 months and still brilliant but downside is the price is too heavy considering you donít get brush with it

harleyman

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Re: Pole change
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2020, 05:55:23 am »
Can you use the univalve with those

wayne m

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Re: Pole change
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2020, 06:44:09 am »
You can on the phantom and Iím sure you can on most poles if not all of them to be honest

harleyman

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Re: Pole change
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2020, 06:49:28 am »
Cheers I'm just doing a price comparison

Smudger

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Re: Pole change
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2020, 09:15:17 am »
Ova 8 - yes section 1 is shorter to allow the univalve to sit inside section 2 - the shape doesn't allow it to fit inside section 1

Darran
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

www.oddbodscleaning.co.uk

Gomo

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Re: Pole change
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2020, 09:35:35 am »
I bought a phantom 18 after always having gardiners.

It's a nice pole, is it any better than the slx 18...i don't think so they are about the same. I'd be happy using either but if I bought another it would be gardiners as they are slightly cheaper and include a brush. I bought mine in the black Friday sale and at that price are better value.

wayne m

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Re: Pole change
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2020, 10:24:43 am »
I also brought mine in the Black Friday sale and I think these and gardiners there isnít much in it although I have to say my hands are no where near as black from carbon deposits than would be from gardiners and I use mine all day 5 days and I also shut windows etc with it and itís been absolutely fine but if money was an issue then gardiner extreme 25 is the only other one Iíd go for I think as  itís cheaper and get a brush

swanson

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Re: Pole change
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2020, 10:36:26 am »
I have a slx 27
Really great pole
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TBC Cleaning

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Re: Pole change
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2020, 11:01:50 am »
I'm moving all my poles over to the ova-8

Been trialing one now for 3 months ( 5 but we had furlough ) the guys love the pole they are finding the shape much better in the hand - quality is fab - no signs of wear - great clamps - I like their brushes and jet system + plus I feel the goose necks are better design

Gardeners are excellent but I feel that the ova-8 has just the edge on them

**** I will have 2 maybe 3  slx 25's up for sale next week ****

Darran

Interested if you do?
Where abouts are you?

Smudger

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Re: Pole change
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2020, 02:27:18 pm »
norfolk

but will post  ;D
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

www.oddbodscleaning.co.uk

TBC Cleaning

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Re: Pole change
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2020, 03:52:30 pm »
norfolk

but will post  ;D

Let me know mate cheers

harleyman

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Re: Pole change
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2020, 11:36:39 am »
cant make my mind up it was a toss up between ova 8 or  phantom 18ft any  others i should throw in to the mix and compleatly have me going nuts... :-[ :-[

NWH

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Re: Pole change
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2020, 02:09:20 pm »
Do they do that Ova pole in a weight a size like the Extreme. 

dazmond

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Re: Pole change
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2020, 06:02:49 pm »
cant make my mind up it was a toss up between ova 8 or  phantom 18ft any  others i should throw in to the mix and compleatly have me going nuts... :-[ :-[

have you ever used an xtreme pole with a carbon gooseneck and xtreme brush?its a joy to use,its the lightest and most rigid you can go.......esp if you have lots of awkward windows over extensions/connys,3 storey work and skylights to clean(i have)....its also great for cleaning upper and lower windows where there are obstacles in the way(like parked cars!,plants and shrubs!)and you have to clean them at an angle.....
price higher/work harder!

NWH

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Re: Pole change
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2020, 06:46:14 pm »
I just think the grass is always greener with poles at the moment,I canít see life getting any easier than Extreme carbon goose and light brush either.

harleyman

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Re: Pole change
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2020, 08:39:17 pm »
i dont have any awkward jobs realy to justify the  extra expense.

duncan h

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Re: Pole change
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2020, 09:19:52 am »
I waited months for the oval 8 to come out. I was disappointed. Only 17ft and 1 extra section.
Had SLX for years. Had SLX 35 for 3 years, no wear. Had 2 SLX 18 where spinning clamps wore the pole, within 1 year
Then tried Phantom 18. I love it. Clamps are fantastic. They don't get tighter, the closer to closed it gets. Unlike others. The carbon isn't as good as Gardiners SLX. It does the job. Don't get as much carbon on my hands as SLX.
Larger the Phantom, the heavier the comparison gets. Phantom 35 is 2700g.  SLX 35 2150g. Gardiners come with a brush. That's saving £34.
Make a Gardiner pole with Phantom clamps and it would be fantastic