They wear out too fast
These are the best poles......and these are the worst poles. Been using these for 25 years and nothing has improved or changed. The good: best pole out there for ....well...pole work. No collar, smooth for gliding through the hands, compact, easy to use. The bad: the rubber piece at the bottom is crappy and wears out quickly, exposing the sharp metal. (I have seen at least one window get broken because of this.) Internal mechanism is crappy and wears out quickly. Metal on inside gets corroded making it hard to open and close, can't replace internal parts. Expensive for a product that wears out too soon. I, for one would be willing to pay double for a similar pole that is better made. Garelick has gotten lazy. Someone needs to invent a better mouse trap.