I’d love to see a side-by-side stiffness comparison between these two poles.
Also, will 1.25 lbs make that much of a difference? I know it’s ~31% increase in weight from the Ultimate to the XerOval. But you’ve also got the weight of components you can’t do much about, like the brush and tubing.
Lastly, can you attach the Tucker Alpha brush swivel to the Oval gooseneck? What about compatibility with other brushes?
Just trying to decide which will make more sense for me. The Oval pole is very reasonably priced. And I think the shape might be better for managing my RSI issues.
I know that either pole will be a huge upgrade from the monstrosity I used on yesterday’s job, which was a hobbled-together combination of an aging 30’ $imPole, an 11’ Reech-1t XT, and the base section of a M1ni to adapt the two parts together. (Man, am I sore )
Also, a pro-tip if you’ve read this far:
Don’t overestimate goosenecks. I went with the 18”? Unger multi-link aluminum gooseneck for this job. I did not take into consideration the depth that I would gain from the standard angle adapter and the brush itself, or the fact that the windows didn’t go all the way to the bottom of the sill. So the multi-link gs was way overkill, and I ended up getting by without any extension.