Thanks. I think a trip to the city tomorrow is warranted.. Going to check out a few different ones and compare brands. I like the lanyard feature and extra rigidity for sure. I had considered a PVC tube in the past, but they just seemed too big in diameter for the little bit of extras I might need and by the time I got done with threaded adapters, end caps, glue, etc., I could buy a couple of these babies and stack one on top of the other if one won't get it done.
Never pick a fight with an old man.. If he's too old to fight, he'll just kill you..