The mount is riveted to the pole. This does not allow you to replace/repair when the mount cracks, which it will.
Using the GoPole with the GoPro camera is a great addition. I've used it a couple of time diving. It is easy to use, clean and maintain. Helps take great pics and videos. Only disadvantage is that it's handheld and cannot be propped up by itself. But then it wasn't made to do that. Been having a blast with it.