I don't think you are getting much of a bite on this because the folks that know the answer have addressed it dozens of time. The Google
search function of the forum is very good. In fact, there was a very recent discussion that was great.
That said, I guess you can get either a pole or an a-spin, but not both? They are just different set ups with pros and cons. One will be better than the other in some conditions and vice versa. No right answer. Not really even a better answer. Just answers. They are both great to have.
That said... Maybe go with the pole to make the sailing close DDW safer and easier.
(I have a 100% jib
so I was more inclined to go a-spin before the pole, but I'll end up with both soon.)
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