The TICA Rods I currently have (8 Foot) are a 1 piece and I've been using them for years. Back when they were going to discontinue the model I snagged them for $40 each.
I recently bought 2 of the rods you are looking at in 8 foot. The LIBRA model 8 Foot / SMHAL2 Light. They do offer a 1 piece in that version as well. I got them and they look great! I've been working so much I have not had a chance to try them out. I bought a couple G rods as well, but have not had a chance to try them yet either. They also look great.
You could buy one in Light and the other in Medium and give them both a try and see which one you like best for you. Either keep them both or send the one you don't want back. I'm a Prime member at Amazon as well and that is how I ordered my rods.
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