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    Looking to acquire a new pole in the next few days. Looking at Maver N15,Garbo Power Legion or Maver Ascension all 14.5 mtre. Has anyone got one of these? Help, advice needed asap.For use on commercials for matches mainly carp & the odd silver.


    Mike
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    Out of them 3 I would go for the Garbolino pole, not a big fan of Mavers, nor are many people I know.

    Have a look at the MAP range also, they do some good mid priced poles.


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    ive used a garbolino for some time now and its never let me down just gonna upgrade to the 796 comp, i no people that have had mavers break on them far to many times so as far as im concerned spend ur hard earned cash on a garbolino

    rob

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    stevie
    whats wrong with mavers ive had three of them and have just bought a new one

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    Thanks, for your help to date. After further advice from the Maggotdrowner siteI am now looking at a Shimano Exage 14.5 mtre Competition pole second hand for around 250-300. Any further comments taken on board.
    Mike

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    Stik,

    Theres nothing drastically wrong with Mavers as they sell too many poles for them to be a poor product, but there are quite definitely better more reliable products out there.

    Its not secret that Mavers have had there problems over the years, I know more people that have had problems with mavers than any other pole. Personally, I would always go for a Daiwa pole, bit more expensive but a lot more reliable.

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    i think the reason we know people who have problems with maver poles is that there are more of them about ,you do see a lot of them
    ive never had problems with them ,i could do with a lighter match pole most mavers seem to be at least allrounders

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    The main problem with Maver poles (and other Reglass manufcaturered poles) is that the Italian designers want to make a stiff pole for less money so to do this they scrimp on the resin content. This makes the sections a lot more brittle and can collapse at the slightest dink or non-noticable damage. Also with the advent of the very fast tapererd poles that Maver are bring out, the poles are too stiff once it starts to bend past the topkit, meaning a dead spot is produced and that is the weakness. The Daiwa Tournament Pro at 2k also suffers this problem with very flexible top kits, but as soon as it reaches the number 4 section, it stiffens up too much. This is why the number 4 on the Tournament Pro is notorious for breaking.
    Garbolino have got it just right with regards to the poles now and the actions. Stiff in use, but bend through out when a big fish is hooked. If you manager to break a Power Legion on a fish then you have either damaged the section some how, or you shouldn't be using a pole in the situation in hand!!!!
    If you can push the budget up a little, the G-Force Power is a much nicer pole to use at longer lengths than the Power Legion, as well as being stiffer and just as strong.

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    Many thanks for all your pole wisdom. I have bought a secondhand but in good condition Shimano Exage Competition 14.5 Mtre pole. On a bit of a budget at present but I'm told by almost everyone that this is a great pole for the money. Also light & stiff & can be used at full length if required.

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    Exage is spot on for what you have paid mate. I got exactly the same. Paid 250 for one with 4 top kits and a cupping kit. Light, stiff, reasonably strong....what else can you ask for at that price?!

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