The carbon hail rod 8.5 is 1.25” diameter and a total length of 8.5 feet. The three sections from largest to smallest are 3.5 feet, 3 feet, and 2 foot long. It weighs 3.5 pounds and has lock set holes in the stainless steel joints. The head has standard 5/16-18 threads. This does not come with tips. There are many new tips for this in the accessories section.