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I recently purchased one of these poles for my new Gheenoe because I had a budget but still wanted a carbon fiber pole. Coming from an old Moonlighter all fiberglass pole, I wanted something lighter. At first I was very skeptical mostly because of its price. The putting it together went very well and having joints in the pole also worried me. Well, now that I’ve had it a couple of months all the worries are gone. It’s super light, and stronger than I thought it would be. I got it in a bind that I thought would surely break it, and it survived. So if you’re like me on a budget but want something quality for less, this might work for you. In no way am I advertising this pole, just sharing a positive experience.
 

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I recently ordered a MHX pole to try it. The build went well, but I'd recommend using blue tape on the ends to minimize clean-up. Once I got it together I was afraid it would be too limber. But after using it on a few trips now, including today chasing lockjaw reds, I'm happy with it, especially at that price point.
 

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I recently ordered a MHX pole to try it. The build went well, but I'd recommend using blue tape on the ends to minimize clean-up. Once I got it together I was afraid it would be too limber. But after using it on a few trips now, including today chasing lockjaw reds, I'm happy with it, especially at that price point.
I actually taped off as you just described and cleaned the squeeze out with some q tips with a little acetone and it’s hard to see the joint.
 

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If you rotate the sections as you glue them together....you can somewhat align the carbon patterns so that the joint is not very noticeable.
 

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I love mine, trading it for a 9 lb. Glass pole was a no brainer. It's plenty stiff to push my flats boat. I better like it. I sold my other 2 glass poles now I'm down to my MHX which is great. Mine turned out to be 24' which is great, lots of push before you run out of pole
 

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When i bought my skiff it came with a MHX pole that i planned on replacing for a more expensive pole. Ive now used the MHX pole for over a year and see no reason to upgrade it. It is light and durable. Would not hesitate owning another.
 

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I also have a MHX push pole that I purchased about 2 years ago from Mudhole. Its three-foot longer, lighter, and stiffer than the fiberglass pole that I had. I think the MHX is a great pole for the money and I’m very happy and satisfied with mine. I’m also not affiliated in anyway with the company that makes this pole.
 
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