The Red Oak Single Taper Long Pole can be used for Tai Chi, Hung Gar, Wing Chun and other styles of martial arts. This long pole made of solid red oak and is 8' 2" long. It is sanded smooth with a clear lacquer finish; weight approx.: 4 lbs. 8 oz; approx. diameter: 1.5" bottom and tapers to 1.0" at the top.