So today 28th March 2015 i cut the whip back to the red line to force the growth back to the stump. I am hoping to ge a bud tp pop somewhere near the brown line for the next section of trunk.
So here is how high it reached, picture taken 18Oct2014 I was cutting the side shoots to encourage the leader to extend:
The next pics where taken on the 05Feb2015:
It thickened up by about an inch by the looks
Chop made 01Mar2015:
Will now wait and grow out some new lower sacrifice branches and a new leader.