I did a few very basic moves on the pole to test durability, and I like it! Candy canes come later. I am a beginner in pole fitness and used to stainless steel poles that spin faster. I do not trust my joist finding skills (even with my tool). So untill a friend confirms I have it in a right place this works perfect! I do wish the top platform was wider but I am 160lbs 5’3 and feel secure!