I recently purchased one of these poles for my new Gheenoe because I had a budget but still wanted a carbon fiber pole. Coming from an old Moonlighter all fiberglass pole, I wanted something lighter. At first I was very skeptical mostly because of its price. The putting it together went very well and having joints in the pole also worried me. Well, now that I’ve had it a couple of months all the worries are gone. It’s super light, and stronger than I thought it would be. I got it in a bind that I thought would surely break it, and it survived. So if you’re like me on a budget but want something quality for less, this might work for you. In no way am I advertising this pole, just sharing a positive experience.