KirkB wrote:Tex, I don't have any hands-on experience with Pacers, but according to their video announcement of the FX series (and reading a bit between the lines), the "new technology" is nothing more than a consistent flex numbering system between poles of different lengths.
Unless I've misunderstood their announcement vid, I don't think the FX poles bend any differently than the old Pacers. I think their flex ratings just work differently.
Listen to the vid; ask Gill what the equivalent FX flex # is for the pole that you're considering buying; and if it fits in your series, then it should be OK.
Maybe someone here on PVP has the table that translates the old flexes to the new ones?
It's been over a year since I listened to the vid, so I might have missed something, so buyer beware ... check it out yourself!
H.I.S. wrote:I think the biggest differnece in the older models is that they have a larger diameter? I may be wrong as I have little practice of experience with the old pacers but I agree with the transition to 15 ft poles will be harder to deal with than the model of pole
I wam very curious to know his progression in poles from 14 to 14'6 and soon to be 15 though. What is the length wieght and flex of his biggest pole now and what is the wieght and flex of the 15 you might buy
PVTEXAN wrote: Per your request, here is the series of poles that my son has jumped on this year:
14' - 160 - 19.2 flex
14' - 165 - 17.1 flex
14' - 170 - 16.7 flex
14.5' - 165 - 18.8 flex
14.5' - 170 - 16.7 flex
The 15 footer is a 155 with a flex of 16-17.
PVTEXAN wrote: Due to the summer weather here in Texas, the poles tend to become a little softer and easier to plant when you are jumping at a turf stadium where the on-field temp is 110+.
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