Overall I'm happy with them. Best pole I've used with their only problem being the lack of powder baskets. Absolutely sick design. Support Anthony and get yourself a pair.
I'm very happy with these poles. Strong and light, you can't really ask for a better performing aluminum poles.
The pole strap system isn't fantastic and can loosen easily. However, it is really easy to to fix and adjust. I could see them easier to get off if you find yourself buried in a tree hole than a regular strap. The grip itself is really comfy and well designed I think.
Sickest pole design out there for sure. Its a graphic you can appreciate from afar as well as close up. The baskets are too small for pow and need to be replaced.
Decent. I found them to be 10 bucks cheaper than a comparable strength Scott aluminum pole. For the price (70 canadian when I bought mine) I would have liked powder baskets to come with them (I believe some of the new Joysticks do though).
Better than I originally thought. I had composite poles for years and while they never bent, they eventually broke. The whole tip with basket snapped right off. I find the Spicolli strong for an aluminum pole (still not bent after a bunch of good bails) and lighter than my old composites.
My only major complaint is the pole strap system. It loosens too easily, and you end up dropping your poles off the chair like a noob. I actually ended up swapping the pole grips with my old poles, but I really liked those grips.
Overall its a decent pair of poles. The best part is the graphic, all of the joysticks have an actual unique look to them.
If you're going to steal poles, then don't bother you won't want these because you want shitty poles.
If you're going to buy a decent set of poles that will last you a while, pick up the joysticks. They're just as good as anything else out there, they look better and you're supporting Anthony. He's a great guy!
It worked just dandy. Not too heavy, not too light.
Many would say "what's the difference in poles really?" I would say not too much. These poles function just as well as any other pole.
Too expensive? No. Everyone always says "Why would I spend money on poles when I could just steal rentals?" Fact of the matter is that rental poles are complete dogshit. They're heavy, they look like crap and they break. These poles cost you some money, but they are good quality, and they look great. They aren't any more expensive than other competitors offerings, and they aren't built any different.