Dragonplate standard telescoping tube assemblies are constructed using either telescoping uni-directional or telescoping twill carbon fiber tubes in combination with anodized aluminum collets. Both rigid and lightweight, the standard line of telescoping tubes provides great versatility due to the breadth of diameter and length options. Assembly is straight-forward, with the only required tool being sandpaper. The collets contain a compression ring for a tight fit that is appropriate for high bending or lightly-loaded axial applications. Individual tubes are available in up to 8' lengths and in both cello-wrapped gloss finish, as well as a sanded finish that provides additional collet grip.