Ive been in a toss up. I know the armadas never bend becuase my friend has a pair and the handles are cool but i heard scott makes a dec. pole too. ive always skied with rentals but my dad has offered me to get a new pair on him. sooo please help
i've got the armada AR6 poles (purple with yellow stripes). they're sick looking and people always like them, but BEWARE- i bent mine on the first day. it wasn't the poles fault, any other pole would have bent. however, i did feel really dumb after spending $50 on poles last spring and bending them my first day out. so i'll probably never spend over $10 on poles again. and i don't know where to find replacement shafts.
"There was much screaming and many young childrens' innocence were ruined in the next several minutes as my naked white ass flew down the slopes."
gets some plain poles and then sharpie them up. don't over do it. gives you something unique and you can find poles for CHEAP(backcountry evogear or maybe even your local salvation army..)
that way if they break you won't have put out that much.
"Side Note: Immediately after pressing the rainbow he reached into his pocket and pulled out a bag of skittles and tasted the rainbow. Now thats what I call AFTER BANG."
I have this neighbor who is really mean to my mom. so I always toss my empty beers on his lawn at night. it's justice. I'm kind of like batman
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Impossible. Go totally for Scott 4 series poles. you might pay the extra buck a little bit . ut it is not that bad. The 4 series a litteratly un-snapable. They rock. I have the team issues , and rode with them a year last year . never had a problem. they are not heavy to so. Very Very very good buy!!!!
Bought 2013 Armada poles. They are made in Austria and were nothing special. Bend them on the first day when my buddy fell on them. Rebending (with hairdrier) will destroy their integrity I read. Will buy Carbon ones because of lower weight. But I don't expect them to not bend or snap if someone falls on them. Poles are to thin. Generally Carbon is much more durable then aluminium, however they cannot do magic.