The swiss gear poles perform wayyyyy different than the gossamer gear poles. Itís like night and day. So the cheap pole will give you a feel for a heavy pole.

I will apologize in advance if you canít find any wally world poles that are not broken. My youngest daughter tested them all and couldnít get them back together. I tried fixing them with my leatherman and I think I made it worse. I think the ceiling-camera man got some entertainment. The key is donít fully extend them! And tighten them hard or they will collapse on you. Of course, once tightened, you wonít be able to un-tighten. However, I got one un-tightened by putting on some rubber dish gloves. UmmmÖ I think Iím going to stop my story hereÖ

-Barry