I bought five of these staves, at various lengths, through Amazon, and was extremely disappointed in them. For one thing, they didn't match - three of the staffs had a rubberized handle in the center and several colored tape stripes at each end, while two of them had no rubberized handle and a single stripe at each end. But worse was the fact that the reflective tape is just shoddy. It was in danger of peeling off when we received them, and is only getting worse with use. Worst of all, the tape on one of the staffs wasn't applied smoothly, so it's all wrinkled. These staffs are inexpensive, but they're just plastic and tape. I'd expected better quality from Revgear, which was why I bought them over other brands that were available.