The HD pole comes fully assembled with 4 moving sections. The pole is 4 sections. The base of this pole is 3.00" with a heavy duty wall thickness. The anodized aluminum sections lock into place with our heavy duty stainless steel pin. The pin is visible so you know the pole is locked into place. It features heavy duty harness rings that are free floating to accommodate various sizes of flags. It can fly two flags at once or one flag at half staff. The diameter of the pole, the gauge and thickness of the aluminum make it the strongest telescoping flag pole in the industry. There is a 10 year warranty against manufacturers defects.