i was thinking about this too. i bend like every pole i get or snap it in half. i was going to try some of the armada ar6 ones since i just got ar6s and it would match, but it seems pointless because you pay all that money for a normal quality pole and cant find any to replace it.
im just going to get some scott s4 or s3 aluminum ones. supposed to be really hard to break.
no, the industry isnt making any money this year why would you make it harder?
go to a ski swap and you can buy a shit ton of poles for 5-10$ a pair ill but three sets then scroung the lost and found if i break three pairs