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DIY Bamboo Poles
Approx $3-5 for bamboo
$1500-2000 for grip molds ($1-3 per pair of grips cost after mold)
$1500-2000 for basket mold ($1-3 per pair After mold)
So all in all, relatively cheap start up costs if you are primarily packaging and selling the kits instead of assembled poles, provided the end user has basic shop skills to install grips and baskets with epoxy and screws.
Edited by MNSkiing10 - 12/23/13 at 1:37pm
I know that, like lumber, not all bamboo is created equal. The garden stakes at The Depot are not the same stuff they use to make scaffolding in China I'd bet. This info should be worth at least another hour of googling to get you closer to quitting time :-)
I did some study way back and found that my 30 year old poles are from China just before it placed an embargo on their best stuff.
Edited by wooley12 - 12/23/13 at 1:52pm