Ok guys, so I'm into week 3 of my 8 weeks recovery from surgery and I'm planning for my return. Step one on my agenda for needs is a new pole. Here are my priorities for what I'm looking for in a pole. 1. Between 28-35ft. 2. Light. 3. Durable. 4. Sturdy. In that order. I don't care about price, I don't care about brush, as I'll be slapping my Gardiners on there. I know some love the new Fusion poles, and I know some love the Gardiners. So I'll take ALL advice, but please if people have both, or have used both, please comment and give me your opinion.