The Railblaza TelePole adds another dimension of versatility to the Railblaza system, it compresses to 25 inches and expands to 41 inches with a male StarPort adaptor at one end and a female StarPort at the top end. Fly a flag, attach a Railblaza Navisafe 360 LED navigation light, attach a 3 axis camera mount, or you can even add an adjustable extender with Railblaza G-Hold. Fits into any Railblaza StarPort, SidePort , or RailMount.
Have not snapped it yet, must be good!
The Starport fit of the Telepole is great - secure and easy to attach/detach. Two downsides to the design of the Telepole are: 1. The telescoping pole locks by turning the inner tube rather than twisting the circumferential grip. The effect of this is that it is difficult to align a camera. One has to judge where the camera will face once the pole is tightened. Granted, this can be somewhat remedied by rotating the pole in the Starport but doesn't give very fine control. Another remedy is to rotate the female Starport in the upper tube to align the camera. However, this is also problem number 2. The upper female Starport attachment can slide out of the tube. I would like to see the telescopic pole tightened with a circumferential grip at the midway point and the female Starport more securely attached to the upper pole. There are lanyard attachments at both ends which can be used to prevent accidental loss of either end of the assembly.
I use my Telepole for one of my GoPros with the platform and extender. It will sway a decent amount with any moving water, but still allows for awesome overhead video for kayaking. Use a leash as a backup....those overhanging trees can grab it and knock stuff off.