I bought two of these. One for myself back in December 2014 and one for a friend of mine back in February 2015. I bought both of them in the matte black plastic. So far my mount has held up awesomely. Knowing that it's plastic I knew not to over tighten. My buddy, on the other hand, did over tighten and broke the mount. I plan on ordering another mount for him as soon as he decides if he wants the metal this time or plastic one again. Attached is a photo I took this past weekend while using my mount on a $5 6 foot painters pole from Walmart.