As an extension handle it’s great, I can reach to dust the tops of my windows from the floor easily now. As a jousting pole it leaves something to be desired. The locking collar works great when not impacting someone else on horse back, but I suppose this was probably not its intended use. I lost my first four bouts using this before I retired it from jousting. Additionally, the threading fits great with duster heads, but not with my lance attachment. If you want a multipurpose cleaning/jousting tool, this may not be the tool for you. If you want an easy to use extension handle for a duster, this will work well.