ok i've bought a fladen power stick, it was cheap but i can now also add it's useless!!! Firstly after the first use the rings paint began to wear away, but i was willing to cope with this as i intend to upgrade in a few months. then after the second use i realised the second ring is out of line with the rest of the rod so now i've had to make some adjustments using electritioners tape. and thirdly i just took my little brother up the field to teach him how to cast and i cant pull the bleeding thing apart for the life of me and as ive been pulling at it so hard cracks have appeared on the joint. If i take the rod back to the tackle dealer with tape and cracks in it he's gonna laugh me out of the shop. i really dont know what to do and i dont want this stupid rod getting in between me and my sport. any ideas guys?