Got a youngster who is trying out jumping and you can't afford or don't want to fork out on poles just yet, then use Carpet Inner tubes which are available free from your local carpet superstore‚Äö√Ѭ∂ They make great jump poles. They come in 12' lengths and are so simple to cut to size and are really safe. If they are a bit light for windy days then simply fill with stones or sand and seal the ends - Janet king, Worcester