|These are Goode 7101's. Basically a cheap aluminum pole (right? I thought it was just an aluminum alloy)
Sorry for taking so long to get back to you on this.
The 7101 is one of Goode's lower end poles, but it is a composite pole too. Goode doesn't make any aluminum poles, that I'm aware of. I think it may be available with and without the screw-adjustable grip of the high end poles. If it has a simple slide-on grip like most aluminum poles, then you should be able to pull it off with the methods described, cut it to length (hack saw would probably work as well as anything on composites, but I've never cut one), and then slide the grip back on.
I repeat, though: if it's a Goode pole with the screw mechanism grip, DO NOT cut it, unless you intend to replace the grips with slide-on models. I suppose it's theoretically possible to remove the screw mechanism from the cut-off end and epoxy it into the shaft again, but that strikes me as an extreme measure. Better to sell 'em and buy the right size!