Preston Innovations Response M70e
Update - 03.02.2019
I picked up some new sections (1 to 7) for my pole from Hengelsport Kruidenier, so now have a complete extra 11 m M70e pole as well as the 13 m pole. Will be good for the future should I break a section (5 to 7), I won't have to wait for a spare section to keep on fishing.
Update - 04 November 2018
The M70e has proven to be an excellent pole. It is a joy to use up to its maximum length of 13 metres. The No. 1 sections with either No. 5 or No. 6 Slip elastic are working out great for the Perch, Roach and Skimmers on the Dutch canals and small rivers. I also have a No. 8 through one section (and two) for slightly larger fish and deeper water, and then go up to a No. 10 elastic through two sections for the bigger fish like Bream and Tench.
I picked up the Response M70e Pack and several spare sections at the end of February (2017) and have been very impressed with this pole from the start. At first I thought about getting the M90e, but at 13 m there is little difference between them - and spare part prices for the M70e are 60% cheaper!
Here are the lengths and weights for the M70e:
The M70e weighs 1047 grams at 13 m - that's with the mini extension fitted to take the pole to exactly 13 m.
Balance is the key though, and this is where this pole excels. It is quick too, with very little lag on the strike.
The top 4 is 5.54 m which is a little short for the deeper venues so extra No. 5 sections are required if you fish very deep venues.
Overall, I am very impressed with this pole. It is not lighter than my old Absolute 11 XS, but it is better balanced - and far more affordable than the M90e.