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I was wondering who on here uses a holed glide on a regular basis and your experience with it? I just put one on my Bentley and got to use it today for the first time on two radically different types of carpets. One was a fairly dense pile and the other a very short napped and pretty expensive carpet in the master bedroom. I was overall pleased with the results. I'm beta testing this glide so as far as I know it's not available for purchase from Greenglides at the moment. I was really concerned it might not perform well or that I might not get good water recovery. At least on this particular job it did very well and carpets were drying very fast when I left. I cleaned the master bedroom and the path in another bedroom. After talking with the customer a few minutes the carpet in the master was nearly dry to the touch in only about 1 hour total that I was there. These are before pics I didn't take any afters. I really wanted a slotted glide, but we'll give this glide a good try and see how it goes. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at least on this job.

Btw, I also liked the fact that I was able to put this glide on in a few minutes and no kind of sealing was needed or recommended. All I needed was a rubber mallet to install. I'll post pics of the installed glide later if anyone is interested.

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I was wondering who on here uses a holed glide on a regular basis and your experience with it? I just put one on my Bentley and got to use it today for the first time on two radically different types of carpets. One was a fairly dense pile and the other a very short napped and pretty expensive carpet in the master bedroom. I was overall pleased with the results. I'm beta testing this glide so as far as I know it's not available for purchase from Greenglides at the moment. I was really concerned it might not perform well or that I might not get good water recovery. At least on this particular job it did very well and carpets were drying very fast when I left. I cleaned the master bedroom and the path in another bedroom. After talking with the customer a few minutes the carpet in the master was nearly dry to the touch in only about 1 hour total that I was there. These are before pics I didn't take any afters. I really wanted a slotted glide, but we'll give this glide a good try and see how it goes. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at least on this job.

Btw, I also liked the fact that I was able to put this glide on in a few minutes and no kind of sealing was needed or recommended. All I needed was a rubber mallet to install. I'll post pics of the installed glide later if anyone is interested.

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I vote for hybrid glides. I was going crazy using holed ones. I found only one advantage and that was smooth and easy gliding...
 

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I vote for hybrid glides. I was going crazy using holed ones. I found only one advantage and that was smooth and easy gliding...

My first Bentley came with those yellow banana glides which are hybrid. For some reason, I got such poor recovery with it that it actually rendered the wand unusable. It left the carpets sopping wet even after multiple passes. I later figured out that I could cut the holes out and make it slotted as well as enlarge the slots a bit. That worked very well and I used it like that for several years. I did the same with my carbon fiber Bentley for several years.

I was skeptical the holes would give good recovery, but at least today they worked fine and seems to have given me better drying time than I would normally get either with the regular Bentley glide or even an unglided wand. I haven't used it enough to give it a solid thumbs up, but I liked what I saw today. It's my understanding that faster dry times is really what the hole glides are all about. If I'm wrong somebody please straighten me out.
 
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I believe a glided wand dont lock down and won't pull as much dirt as a non glided wand .
I had a 11 incher 3 jet non gilded for over 24 years got a glide on it and ripped it off after 4 jobs .
I now use a Ti wand and it could not be moved with no glide .
Bought robs TMF lip glide and just love it .
 
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I believe a glided wand dont lock down and won't pull as much dirt as a non glided wand .
I had a 11 incher 3 jet non gilded for over 24 years got a glide on it and ripped it off after 4 jobs .
I now use a Ti wand and it could not be moved with no glide .
Bought robs TMF lip glide and just love it .
Just want to make sure that you're talking about 2" tube, 13.5". I agree, it's hard to move around especially under 150'.
Can you get more than year out of lip glide?
 

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My first Bentley came with those yellow banana glides which are hybrid. For some reason, I got such poor recovery with it that it actually rendered the wand unusable. It left the carpets sopping wet even after multiple passes. I later figured out that I could cut the holes out and make it slotted as well as enlarge the slots a bit. That worked very well and I used it like that for several years. I did the same with my carbon fiber Bentley for several years.

I was skeptical the holes would give good recovery, but at least today they worked fine and seems to have given me better drying time than I would normally get either with the regular Bentley glide or even an unglided wand. I haven't used it enough to give it a solid thumbs up, but I liked what I saw today. It's my understanding that faster dry times is really what the hole glides are all about. If I'm wrong somebody please straighten me out.
There was a heated debate about different types of glides. Some say that slotted glides are the best, some liked hybrid and so on. I found out that with any type of glides , too much attention is wasted focusing on optimal angle, under which glide will perform. Every time you lift or lower the wand, you'll loose ideal contact with a surface, not to mention you would really struggle on certain types of frieze carpeting. I would imagine that lip glide should help, just like @ Joe cool said. You wouldn't have to watch the exact angle, while savoring so needed strength.
I hope that you'll get more responses on that matter. I guess everyone is " too busy" right now...
 
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I believe a glided wand dont lock down and won't pull as much dirt as a non glided wand .
I had a 11 incher 3 jet non gilded for over 24 years got a glide on it and ripped it off after 4 jobs .
I now use a Ti wand and it could not be moved with no glide .
Bought robs TMF lip glide and just love it .

Do you have that lip glide on just the front of the vacuum slot? I'm not sure that will work on the Bentley although I've thought about trying it.
 

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It's on the rear lip
You tilt back on the glide and push forward its smooth, you pull back level it pulls dirt well locked down up front .
Its about a yr old and showing its age semi flattened out .
Ready for a new one soon .
 
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