Wonderful things till they break
The problem with the damn things is the poles sliding in at speed and weight and cracking the bottom cup as i did did last month.
It broke the bottom cap and left me thinking
Why not find some leather belt cut hole in it big enough to sit inside the base of the Pole and then tape it off with isolation tape across top and down sides a good 5cm. Good reason for this north to south and east to west. THEN wrap around above the bulge of the remains of the broken cap more tape holding down that first tape you put on. Reason behind this is because your support peg is 50mm holes making base too thick with tape stops it going through the hoops of the support stand.
Whole idea of this even with an unbroken bottom cap is fill that little void at bottom of your squid pole with saylike some thin cork , leather etc this will cushion the dropping of the poles when it does happen as it does. there,s a 4mm gap in mine enough to place some damping field LOL.
What i used in mine was two rings or circles of 40mm Dia flash band roofing stuff and glued it together for my cushion and repair job. Now me poles no longer fall out the bottom of me squid pole effective repair and possible future of less chance of breakage in future .
Also the top bug is well not to clever is it. So wrapped a bit of isolation tape around that on its bung section of the rubber to expand it enough to get a better tighter fit so it not just drop out on you and loose the damn thing.
Bingo me squid pole is back in action.