This is the MKII version of Middy's incredibly popular Xtreme M2 pole, updated to have an improved action with even more stiffness and better balance, as well as several new features and a slightly lower overall weight. The M2 MKII pole is ideal for catching animal carp at mid-range or down the margins. The G-Pulse Fighter-Carbon fibres are made closer in proximity to each other, to create a parabolic super-tough action, without compromising weight and overall balance. It has a whopping world-strong 30 elastic rating and an exceptional Slik-Slide finish to make shipping a dream. New features include EVA domed protection on the fourth section to avoid damage when breaking the pole down to land a fish, aligner arrows so you can line up each section accurately for the optimal action and performance, as well as being supplied with a white colour 30-rated Power 2 kit (called "Shadow Zero") which is designed to be anti-spook when hovering over the water. In additional to the Shadow Zero power kit, the M2 MKII is also supplied with a black colour 22-rated Match 3 kit in the pole, as well as a Fighter 6th/7th reversible mini butt and a pole carry case. On this MKII version, there is a S.I.C. puller slot on the 2nd of the Power kit and on the 3rd of the Match kit, so you can thread your elastic through it for the perfect pulla/strippa setup. If you wish, you can also for a limited time still buy a more traditional black colour 30-rated Power 2 kit from the original Xtreme range (SKU: 20144) which doesn't have the S.I.C. puller slot, instead it has a reinforced area to fit a side puller bush if you prefer. The MKII range poles are built on the same mandrels as the original poles and thus backwards compatibility with all kits and sections is assured. This is great support from Middy for anyone who has an original M1, M2 or M3, as you'll be able to use your existing top kits with the new MKII range, or keep your original version pole for backup spares if you wish. You'll also be able to affix the M1 MKII onto the fifth section of this M2 MKII if you want to team them together for the ultimate summer baggin' combination. With a massively strong 30 elastic rating, yet a weight of just 694g, the M2 MKII is an awesome pole and the price is ridiculously low. The two supplied kits are also available to purchase separately if you want more; while further optional extras include a dedicated G-Pulse Cupp Kit (20198), a black colour 30-strong Power 2 kit with S.I.C. puller slot (20196), as well as a Fighter 4th/5th reversible mini butt (20222) which is new to the MKII series and ideal for when you're using this pole on a 6m line.