My stepdaughter gave me a pole and flags a few years ago. On paper itís great. But itís lightweight and not sturdy. The sections twist to lock and unlock which sounds great but friction isnít always reliable. Since Iím big on taking flags in during bad weather and at night I added a pulley at the top as a halyard. Once set up it looks great. But the whole thing isnít strong and even the halyard has drawbacks. Iíd get one that has pins for the sections and has a factory-installed halyard if they even come that way.
Iím at work right now and donít know the brand offhand. Iíll look at it when I can and let you know what it is.
I highly recommend getting something sturdy.