From David Thomson;
Whenever it rains, and my pole elastic gets wet it 'stick' and so will not re-enter the pole tip. I lubricate my elastic but it does'nt seem to have much of an effect. What should I do?
It could be that the elastic is not quite tight enough, especially if the tension was set with the elastic dry. Always wet the elastic first.
Alternatively, the bush size may be too small, in which case you'll need to cut the pole tip back slightly.
By the way, I recommend Slip lubricant which is marketed by Preston Innovations.