It's a poor design, saved 50p to make the product not nearly as good as it could have been.
It's not really solid enough for that to make a difference. If you could get a brass compression fitting on the aluminium pole it would be ok. The real problem is the plastic fitting being unable to cope with the stresses of a hose filled with water on the end of it. It eventually cracks. Or did in the case of my first one, which had PTFE tape in place after the first experience of a leak.
I got one from Boyes store £8 same problem, its because its so long the hose tends to bend right at the connector
I assume the 130cms is not the extended length.Can't see any other info regarding reach
Plumbers tape. Taps nose.