Originally Posted by LaxMom
Thank you for the info. Unfortunately his travel coach wants him to start getting use to a long pole for 4th grade. So I have no choice but to purchase one.

Yes, and he will have it cut down since the long pole is too much for an 8th grader, stick with the short pole for another year, my son plays D and he too had to cut his expensive pole. I don't believe long pokes are allowed for 4th grade play.