I purchased a selfie stick for my girlfriend as she is always trying to get the best angle.

Due to me being cheap i bought one for a few pounds, but the telescopic arm is very stiff.

How can i make the telescope easier to extend, but without making it easily twisted.

Selfie Stick

  • I think that an image would be very helpful here. Would you mind posting one?
    – michaelpri
    Sep 24, 2015 at 23:49
  • Probably just apply some lube
    Sep 25, 2015 at 6:32
  • @michaelpri I have now added an image.
    – Terry
    Sep 25, 2015 at 9:36
  • @CRABOLO I have some WD40, but I'm worried it will make the arm spin with the weight of the phone.
    – Terry
    Sep 25, 2015 at 9:36
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    The risk of make it not so stiff, is getting it too loose. But just be careful when applying the lube, and you shouldn't have any problem. Another option is to manually work it quite a few times to see if that loosens it somehow. Some new thingies get a little looser when being worked a little.
    – holroy
    Sep 25, 2015 at 19:00

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This remains on the 'unanswered' list so I'll answer it in order to change that.

As Terry says. The answer is to spray a very small amount of WD40 down one edge.

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    Urgh. While WD40 will lubricate it, it's better to use an actual lubricant and not a water displacement tool. Oct 23, 2015 at 15:42

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