Euro XS Carp 1000 13 m and Euro Carp 1000 11.5 m 

The Euro XS Carp 1000 13 m pole is now in my holdall along with the Competition 3000. The pole will compliment the Euro Competition 3000 as all the sections are interchangeable.

I also have the older Euro Carp 1000 11.5 m pole that I can use as spares - and it also gives me a second strong top four 6-metre kit. 

The 11.5 m Carp 1000 pole is 7 sections with a small butt section to take it to 11.5 m - and there are two other smaller butt sections. The pole also comes with two extra top 3 kits at 4.56 m, and also a 4.56 m cupping kit. 

The Carp 1000 is 228 grams heavier than the Competition 3000 at 11.5 m - with the small extension. You can feel it is strong, but the Competition 3000 doesn't feel weak. Basically, the 13 m Competition 3000 weighs the same as the 11.5 m Carp 1000.

The Euro XS Carp 1000 13 m pole is 8 sections with 4 difference butt sections. The pole comes with 3 extra top 2 kits. 

A few differences to the older Euro Carp 1000 pole

The number 1 section is the same as the number one on the Competition 3000 except it has a 4.5 mm bush instead of the 3.5 mm bush. This will let me use much stronger elastics.

The pole feels almost as stiff as the 3000 and you don't notice the extra weight that much until you get to 13 m . See the weights above. 

I've put the Euro XS Carp 1000 in my hardcase with the 4 different butt sections. The butt sections are the size fit as the ones on the Competition 3000, so I only take those with me.

The Euro XS Carp 1000 pole will be perfect for the Bream on venues like the Voorne Canal and especially in strong winds. The monoblocks from the Comp 3000 fit on the pole too, so I can use it with lighter elastics as well.