I have a 10 foot Kirsch wooden pole (painted white) with rings that move freely on it (or they should). It is mounted at 9 feet tall, and even thought the curtains are pretty light, I can't make the rings slide by simply pulling on the curtain.
My other curtains are on traverse rods, so I removed the dowel and used it to move a few rings at a time by pushing the rings instead of pulling. It works better, but I wonder if there are any other solutions, or maybe the industry already has a tool for this pushing instead of pulling. Any ideas and suggestions are greatly appreciated.