Forespar's Composites Division has years of experience in the production of high performance cabon poles for racing and cruising boats. Weight reductions over similar aluminum poles are typically 50% or better. Poles from 2.5 in to 4.5 in diameters are straight tubes unless custom 4.5 in to 3.5 in taper is requested. All 5 in diameter and larger tubes have double tapered ends. All are produced from pressure cured intermediate modulus carbon fiber, and high performance epoxy resin systems.
The standard "EZ Grip" has a rough textured finish and is a functional and economic way to get carbon fiber performance.