I have Goode poles that bend and flex if you push them. They're really thin but they flex so it's hard to break them. I haven't had a problem when poling around. The poles are strong and don't usually flew unless I want them to. I'd give them a shot if I were you. The shop I bought my skis from threw in the poles for free, but I think they're $50 otherwise.
Mine were fairly stiff. I've never had a problem with them flexing too much, unless I put all of my weight on them. I fell on them so many times, got them caught in safety bars on lifts, caught in trees and so on. They just snap right back into place. I think they are a great investment, they might cost a lot, but they will last forever.
yeah i would like to know about thwe armada poles as well. but i have Atomic Metrons. they are the only poles that have lasted me more that 1.5 seasons without breaking or severely bending. im going on my 4th season with them.