Velocity Next Gen vs Carp Temp V1

My little one got into Bank Angling / Papgooi.
Got him 2 Okuma Longbow 555 Reels and now I am looking to get him some decent rods. He currently uses 2 cheapies.

He is on the shorter side so thinking of either 12ft Velocity Next Gens or 12ft Carp Temp V1's
I have the 13ft Next Gens and it is on the stiffer side so if you don't load it properly and really moer it, you don't get distance out of them.
Not sure but I think the Next Gens might be a bit to technical meaning to punishing if you don't cast properly but would love to hear some of your opinions.