Tallest building questions


#1

What is the tallest building you can do with a water fed pole system?


#2

Do you have any neck problems? Do you want any?

I’ve done 5 stories and it’s a neck breaker but poles go up to 7-8…

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#3

Once You’ve gone past 4 stories the job is miserable to do. I’ve done 7 and hated every minute of it.

3 and under is all I’ll take on

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Central Massachusetts
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#4

I’ve done 7 stories and will do 8 in the near future.

I look at it this way. From 4 stories up the difficulty doubles.

5 stories is twice the work as the 4th story.

6 stories feels twice the work as the 5th story.

7 stories feels twice the work as the 6th story.

Pricey accordingly. These levels are the $$$ levels.


#5

i have done 6 or 7 stories on a barrel curtain wall every second of it sucked neck was killing me and had a major head ache the entire time.
after 5 stories if the building has tie backs, is say F the pole im doing drops.

Eric.


#6

Belay Specs my friend. And proper technique. If you’re in pain you’re doing something wrong. Being tired at the end of the day is natural. Feeling pain to the point of injury isn’t.

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#7

I agree that proper technique makes a world of difference. But there scenarios that do not leave any room to maneuver. I have a 3 story that in reality is a 4 story, that in one side all I have is 4 ft of space to work. I have to take pain killers once I’m done.

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#8

Have you given Belay Specs a try? What pole are you using?


#9

I use a Reach IT mini with 2 xt extensions. And I don’t know what you mean by Bealy Specs?

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#10

Never mind now I know. Looks like a great idea, definitely will look into it, thanks.

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#11

Google “Belay Specs”.

The Reach-it mini has too much flex for your needs. In one review even a Simpole of similar size is stiffer. In close quarters you’re losing forward pushing energy in the the flex of your pole. You need a stiff pole when working in tight spots.


#12

I was thinking is time to upgrade. Xtreme 47 from gardiner, unger HM, Reach IT pro, in your opinion which one would you prefer for close quarters?

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#13

In my experience the best in close quarters is reasonably small sections balanced with the stiffest possible pole. I use the Nlite HM and I’m waiting for the new Gardiner pole to come out.


#14

Thanks Guys for the information… How would you tackle this building?






#15

What a sweet pole you have your sight on. Thanks for your opinion.

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#16

First time posting pic… sorry, to you guys with the neck problems…:wink:


#17

This is the Nlite Hi Mod at 7 stories and 4.5 stories.

There are even stiffer poles out there and coming very soon.




#18

With climbing glasses like Belay Specs, you don’t need to strain and injure your neck and shoulders.





#19

Wow! 7 stories… How much weight is that with water at 7?


#20

i have never seen those before. looks helpful but i work for a sh*tty company that would never buy them. aside from that i was on a slant and maxed out on pole movement was shoulder height to above my head.

Eric