I'm not sure it's fair to base this call on 'one review' - Reach-iT MINI is 100% Carbonfiber with short sections, and generally larger diameter sections with 8" overlaps - all of which increase rigidity..
Reach-iT XT'S are 100% High Modulus Carbonfiber - and barely flex under any conditions (even with Reach-iT PRO at 6 and 7 storeys)
The idea of the MINI with XT'S is to have a 2 storey pole that is perfectly designed and balanced for Residential work - but the ability to get to 50 ft for occasional work..
1/2 a four storey building is 2 storeys and below
2/3 a three storey building is 2 storeys and below.
The time spent at four storeys is still a minority of time in the average working month (unless you are commercial, in which case, you would use a Reach-iT PRO or equal).
One of the more telling things about the 'upward gaze' that requires the trapezoidal and neck muscles to hold a contracted position, is 'how far from the building face are you? '
The further you CAN get back, the less angle is required of your upward gaze.
Having a more rigid pole will (landscape willing) allow you to clean effectively from further back!
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