Found this great video from Tacklebargains over on Youtube. The video quality is a little lower than I would prefer but some great information here on how to properly extend and close your telescopic fishing rod so that it lasts you much longer.
Many people simply flick the pole out really quickly and then slam it shut which will damage the rod over time. Telescopic fishing rods are convenient but just like any rod they can break if you use them improperly.
Check out the video and leave your thoughts in the comments as to how you care for your telescopic fishing rod.