My new hiking sticks arrived this morning and I am very pleased after taking them on their maiden voyage. I called and talked with Linda last week and explained the trouble that I was having trying to find a hiking stick that worked well for me. I am 6'5", and I have broken several aluminum poles in the past. I needed a lightweight and sturdy pole that was approximately 58 inches long. Linda said that she could do it, and have it in the mail by Saturday. I was a little skeptical but when they showed up today all I can say is WOW! These hiking sticks are light weight, strong enough to handle difficult terrain, and thankfully just the right height for a man my size. I can't wait to take them out on a long hike. Thank you for all that you have done. I will gladly recommend Serenity Bamboo Flutes to everyone I meet on the trail.