Lifting it from this way, the SLX seemed heavier (could be the extra length) and they both seemed to flex similarly, but I can tell you when they are against glass the CLX feels like it flexes way more.
I will do more comparisons as time allows. Anybody want to know or see something in particular about these two poles?
Not yet. When I got my SL-X I was really looking to buy the CL-X but didnt because I wasnt to happy about the brush and the price increase. Im sure it’s a great pole though. I have been looking at the 14fter for some small stuff. What do you think about the CL-X BTW, Thanks for that video!
I have a 27’ CLX and I like it a lot. It’s just a pain when it’s fully extended. Really floppy. Looks like the SLX flexes about the same. Kind of glad I bought the CLX. If I ever need to got higher then 27’ I’ll buy a carbon fiber pole.
I think the 27’ CLX would be the perfect pole if you mainly do 2nd story work with an occasional 3rd story window here and there. It is nice and light but like others have said, it’s super flexy fully extended.
Ha! No, not because of color. I bought it originally for my other truck. It was just too short on the first house I used it on and was not any stiffer than another pole I have. I wanted a sizable upgrade so I went ahead and purchased the SLX. I was going to keep the CLX as back up but I’m trading it in for another poll.
The apparent flex similarity is probably just because of the extra extension of the SLX30. The only real way to test comparative flex is to extend both to exactly the same length and put an identical weight on the end. Also the declination test (as per the video) is only part of the flex story. The real difference will be noticeable when using them. The SL-X will absorb far more of the bounce in use and I guarantee will feel at least twice as rigid. Due to its length and construction the CL-X27 is the most flexible pole in the range - The SLX30 by comparison is much more rigid in use.