I have never broke the tips, but I did bend the third eyelet down, when I went to straighten it broke off
I use rod gloves. and have not put them in the rod box.
They stay in the garage till I am ready to do, then back in
the garage when I get back home.
I sure hope there is not an issue with these rods, as I have seven of them.
Would hate to have to swap them out.
Living the American Dream in central Texas !