No need to replace the pole or even the entire tent when one of the pole's shock cords tears. Just fix it with the Tex Sport Shock Cord Repair Kit. The kit is specially designed for use with fiberglass tent poles. It includes 45 feet of elastic shock cording and a 30 inch installation wire to thread it through the pole sections with. You also get six washers for securing the end of the cord and of course an instructions booklet to guide you through the process step by step.