Key changes to the 2014 X-Poles are;
New X-Joint with locking Key - this is a big improvement over the previous pin system and makes the X-Joints even more rigid. You can feel the difference.
New improved X-Joint locking action to ensure joints are really tight.
New larger Hex Key with rubber cover to make tightening easier.
Fixed adjuster cover – no need to remove the cover any more to adjust or lock the adjuster.
Special adjuster alignment system - to stop adjuster damage.
New marking system to stop over adjustment and simplify installation.
Increased screw sizes throughout – no more rounding off of critical screws
Improved static and spinning lock with larger flattened screw ends
New improved polishing - higher grip on all poles
New strengthened Carry Cases featuring pockets for the pole tubes and not Velcro
New instructions with more drawings – makes installation clearer
New environmental boxing and inner tray - all paper with no foam!