The original XM10 sold in its thousands and this new model is even lighter and more responsive without losing any of its immense strength. In addition, it is now available in a 13m package. Even though it is built for strong margin work with a 25 elastic rating, you will not believe how rigid this pole is. It is built using new Nano-Core carbon formed into a CS-3 macromolecular structure with three covalent bonds for extreme strength and rigidity and weighs just 695g at 10m. The carbon undergoes a unique VC-X curing process under extreme pressure to force out any tiny air imperfections for a more consistent action and further increases the strength in each section. The pole features new C-Fuse aligner system sections and kits meaning they are interchangeable across the Nano-Core range, new DNS distance numbering system on butts for totally precise fishing if you opt for the 13m package, and CKB colour keyed bush-fit bands showing exactly where to cut back to fit Middy PTFE bushes. The graphite used in this pole can withstand temperatures of 3800 Kelvin (equivalent to 3502 degrees centigrade) and it is this unique HKD process that provides immense and consistent stability when the pole is subjected to extreme summer temperatures. Also new with the Nano-Core poles is a range of Safe-Zone mini reversible butts, which feature soft EVA domed ends to protect the pole from elbows and when shipping back. The package includes all of the following kits which are supplied ready tubed; The XM10-2 is supplied fitted with a Match3 G-16 kit and the package includes a Karp2 G-25 kit with pull-it facility (supplied in a tube), along with a Safe-Zone Karp reversible 10/11.5m mini-butt, free Hi-Viz elastication kits and an Xtreme Pole Carry Case. Another great feature of the Nano-Core poles range is that every single elastic kit is pull-it reinforced, ready for fitting a side pull-it bush. The sections in this pole are micro-ground to create a low friction S-Slide surface, making shipping back faster and almost effortless. The balance ratio is 18.1 Newtons at 10m with 2-kit fitted; while other pole makers only provide a weight, it is actually this balance ratio that gives you a true guide to the feel of the pole. The XM10-2 pole is available in 10m, 11.5m and 13m packages.