Well worth a trip to Carters of Preston....they have a super selection for you to choose from on display, all set up too.
Having used them for over 15 yrs i can honestly say they do a very good deal (usually throwing in all the bits u need for elaticating top sets) and at a good price too.
Plus and i think this is most important....once they have your money its not one of those shops where they dont want to know u anymore. Always good to resolve any probs or for getting hold of spares you may need at a later date.
You will get the best deal on any pole at Ted Carters, got a Maver 501 for an unbelievable price. Terrific customer service as well as Gorstyman has pointed out plus they aren't pushy and will give impartial advice
Advice here is spot on, ring Graham from Ted Carters ask him to get the poles in that you want to compare and just turn up and he will sort out the best deal for you. Also your details are automatically put on the system and any spares you need after breakages etc are supplied at a discounted price