Help finding power top kit please

Drynet50

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Hi guys, I have been in & out of fishing over the years and own a 16m Shimano Beastmaster Competition from around 2006 ( the attached pics should help identify) but basically I lost a pwr top 2 kit last season and want to find a replacement. The pole is still like new give the very little use it has had since new. The top kits and cupping kit I have are cut back to equal lengths and are 2.5M long at that. Tried a universal one off the bay but with a few inches off that for a good fit to the No.4 taper and the underlength of 2.3M I started with it would have been about 2ft shorter than existing kits.
I know it's not a high end pole but was a lot of money to a pleasure angler back in 2006.
One option I thought of was to elasticate the cupping kit and might have better luck finding a universal cupping kit, but would that be a sensible thing to do? Can anyone help me out please with something that might fit?

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Thanks for the reply Mark. I haven't tried anything other than a generic 18mm ebay top kit so far and the obvious ebay searches for the exact same pole or spares. I'll try thosr suggestions thanks.

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Your cupping kit will be a lot stronger than your power kits, there could be a possibility of undue stress on the number 4, I would ask at a tackle shop to see if its feasible.
If it is you can get an adjustable cupping kit, Preston and Garbolino do one, both are around 18mm but with a long strengthened band to cut back. These are around £50 though. Would be cheaper trying for universal topkit ,
Actual Shimano topkits will be expensive as well if you can get one .
Oakwood Angling do universals, as for their quality I can't comment.
 

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Yeah, tbh the cupping kit does look a lot thicker bodied comparing with the PWR top 2's.

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It might be worth giving Billy Clarke a ring he buy up old stock from shimano, Diawa

Address: 77-81 Alderson Road,

Sheffield,

S.Yorks, S2 4UB

Tel: 01142 551145 or 01142 587575

Email: sales@billyclarke.co.uk

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