These were perfect for what I needed them for. I'm a color guard coach, and our marching band show this year was The Lion King, and I wanted something other than the typical rifles and flags- something a little more flowing, and these were great. They do knot up pretty easily, but if you're careful they're fine. I used oak dowel rods cut down to 12 inches and a small hole drilled about an inch down, heavy duty fishing line, as well as some swivel pieces from my local sporting goods store and made my own wands. Much cheaper than buying them, especially when it was an experiment in the first place. But they worked out wonderfully. They are not professional quality, and there was some fraying/snagging, but we used them outside on a football field, four times a week. Excellent value.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]