Good choice for younger students
Honestly, I was a little disappointed with this Bo, but for some of the reasons that would make this a nice Bo for younger students.
Pros: Very Light Weight, Great Portability, a carrying case is included, and the center of mass is within 1/2 of the center of the Bo.
Cons: Very thin diameter (maybe a Pro for younger students), I believe it is made of plastic, one half of my Bo has a pretty good warp in it, The flashy wrapping is not applied very well (several bubbles and the wrap does not meet well at the seam), The silver paint at the tips is very rough and uneven.
Would I recommend this Bo? Yes and No, depending on its intended purpose.
If you have a child that is interested in learning to use a Bo, I think this would be an OK choice. The light weight and the flashy style will probably make your little one very happy. It is fit enough and strong enough that they should have no problem using it for practice and Kata's. However, if you're an adult interested in learning to use a Bo, I think you'd probably be better served with another choice.
Reviewed by: Frank from Las Cruces, NM.