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Jibs

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I'm thinking of taking the plunge and buying a top end pole.I've kind of narrowed it down to these three, Preston GIS10 Absolute, Tourney pro, Garbolino 995. Does anyone know where in the North West I could see these side by side in a pole ally?

Thanks.[;)]
 

Dave_Barrett

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hi mate go for the tourney pro but i heard there is quite along waiting list for these !!!
 
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bingo wings

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Hi jibs, get some prices for replacement sections and then have a think about, broke a no 6 and no8 on my super legion for a major pain in the ar*e, best part of 500 nicker rrp. Make sure your insurance includes damage to your fishing gear.
Good luck[;)]
 

budnudd

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Daiwa spares are sound mate and the generic top kits etc are excellent value for money. The Preston and Garbolino spares prices are a total joke. Go on harrisontackle.com and in the pole spares section you can get a comparison, you may be suprised!!!
 

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Try Ted Carters at Preston.They had the 'pro' in today and usually have all the Prestons range in. Not sure about the Garbolino.Give them a ring on 01772 253476.(they shut on Thursdays)
 

Cybermanc

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Spares prices?? Why not just NOT break it in the first place[;)] Never broken a section apart from one top 3 which sheared clean through and was replaced as faulty as I'd only had it two days (Maver).
 

Cybermanc

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BAD KARMA[:(][:I]


Great, went out today after saying how I have never broken and a section and my roller goes over and snaps the NO4 clean in half against my side tray[B)] NOW I'll find how easy it is to get spares[:I]
 

poleangler

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Hi Mate
have a good look at every thing in your price range and think about what you want it to do.
Every body here seems to be recomending the "Pro" but have seen & heard of a lot of these breaking at the moment.But you get that with a lot of top range poles when people buy them and try to abuse them to see what they will do expensive mistake that.You also get a lot of production faults on batches that are rushed through to meet demand.
So have a look at every thing & talk to people who have got them.
A lot of the time people wish they hadn't bought one as they jumped on the band wagon with every one else with out having a good look round.
 
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