"As a cctv installer of many years I've owned and tried most methods for pulling and installing cables, from cheap rod sets to lengths trunking and conduit taped together. I discovered the super rod sets years back and find them indispensable but on the odd occasions I still found myself swearing because over long reaches in ceiling voids the rods were too flexible and involved multiple flicking attempts to hit the desired spot and hook the cable, this telescope pole over comes this problem with ease, simply extend a section at a time and you can get straight to the desired location with great accuracy. Initially expensive for a tool i don't use daily but on the odd install when needed it has proven and paid for itself time over. If you install cables of any sort I highly recommend."
"I'd looked at these poles many times for my job as an AV installer but gad always been put off by the price. On a recent install despite having a mega super rod set I still couldn't fish a cable through a very intricate ceiling void with limited access...I borrowed one of these from a friend and had the cable pulled within minutes. Does spend most of its time in the bag but has always managed to get me out of a jam."