I'm very new to pole fishing and being rather ham fisted managed to extend the No 1 section of my match kit top such that it wouldn't push back into the No 2 section. I tried to ease the section when I got back home but unfortunately didn't keep the tip straight and it snapped off 2" from the No 2 section. I effected a repair by tidying up the tip and fitted a new bushing. Ideally I'd like to replace the No 1 section but am naturally concerned about wreaking more havoc!! I should be grateful to hear if anyone can suggest a way of loosening the joint. I've been reluctant to apply anything like WD40 for fear it may damage the carbon. Many thanks.