Originally Posted by OldCoot
Because I furnish my phone no. with each set in the instructions, I would have thought I would have been contacted immediately either by phone, pm or on the forum.
That was my thinking also, and the reason I asked the previous question. I know your engineering/design background, and as such you would want to know about any failures, to see if it was design or user initiated.
Unless it's confirmed as design, and/if the actual user of these bracket/poles confirms such.....then it's nothing to be concerned with. No need for anyone to get upset either or start any kind of bashing. We'll just leave it as an unconfirmed rumor until proven as a fact.