The Swix Triac 2.5 Pole the 3rd version of the Triac pole. The shape is based on a circle and triangle blended together that increases stiffness. The finish is matte vs the glossy finish on its predecessor in the name of marginal weight gains. The TBS basket system becoming more standard on Swix poles and is included in the 2.5 for easy basket change overs. The 2.5 is a slightly light, stiffer and better swing weight compared to the 2.0 but most importantly has increased resistance to breakage.