I have a Preston Carp Match pole 14.5m, Its barely fishable at 13m and bends like a banana, Its like trying to hold a sheet of 6'x2' ply when any sort of wind gets up, it weighs a ton. It was advertised as strong with good wall strengh due to cross radial construction, but when unshipping sections, the numbers 6 and 7 sections make horrible cracking sounds and actually deform to oval shape in the hand. I think I need to replace it because any repairs to the sections will just increase the weight. With a budget of 350, I need a pole fishable at 13m, strong, light, 18+ elastic rating, with min 2 x power kit, 1 x match kit, and preferably a cupping kit. Any suggestions would be most welcome.