Thoughts on cheap pole repair

chris1967

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I have several browning poles and when i purchased these i removed the original no3 sections and replaced with the browning xitan uni 3 sections .My thought was £43 to replace as opposed to £143
Any how i digress lol,the other day i managed to break one of the uni c sections with my knee against it in pole sock whilst leaning over to pick up bomb rod .I have since ordered a new one to replace it with .Well today being bored with nothing to do i trimmed down edges and telescoped it through and gorilla glued it ,and to be fair it dont look half bad if i say so me sen .
Question is ,give me your thoughts on strength wise as i'm quite anal and never done it before and have no desire to see a £100 top two go whizzing lakeside IMG_1602.JPG
 

Ken the Pacman

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in the early days of power tops they were always too long so we used to cut the number ones and also the number twos from new to telescope them. I can honestly say that none of them broke in normal use and the added bonus was it stiffened them up a little.
The only addition to what you have done was a bit of shrink tube over the joint to protect the carbon edge from damage.
 

Anglingman

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personally I would epoxy resin these at least. Any slight movement because of the taper will cause these to rock and potentially break through the section wall as I learned to my cost on a #4. No problem with any of the above comments when using for silvers but carp are a different animal.

Best way, as you have noted, is to wrap them but sending off is time consuming and costly. I have been wrapping my own. Esselle do a great kit and video and I have been pleased with my own results. None have broke so far and all pack away into the pole as previous. Give it a go (y)
 
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