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I was looking at spin poles yesterday at a local supply house, They had 1.5-4" diam poles of various lengths in stock for $150-1100 for some of the 1.5" alum to the 4" carbon poles. Ends for $60-200, again, depends upon the diam of the pole for end cost.
Their made to buy a length of pole too long, cut off appropriate amount to get the correct J measurement for your boat.......Can not really see why one would try to reinvent the wheel. Not sure the savings is worth it.
For a 12' pole, an alum with ends about $500, double that or a bit less IIRC for a really light carbon pole. With out weighing would swag the carbon is 1/4 the wt of alum. At least from the lifting two appropriate 2.5" poles for my boat there was a significant difference!
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