We love ours as well. Went with the medium 1.5" size. We've had collapsible flag poles in the past the surprised us in the middle of the night when they decided to collapse on their own, so we were looking for something that was more secure.
We called and purchased directly from the manufacturer and talked about the secure pins that they use to keep the bottom two sections from collapsing. We asked for two more pins, drilled holes to install them, and now have pins on every segment.
Putting the flagpole up and down is super easy with their bracket.
We also added a light stick (requires end plug adapter as well). We get more comments on the light stick than anything else!
Had it up during some high winds; no noise, and very secure.
Would highly recommend the Flag Pole Buddy system!
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Duramax Diesel
2012 Cedar Creek 30RL
Full Timers Since October 2012