They're going to get hacked up so who cares what brand
park poles- get one grip you like, and some little baskets, cut them short enough so when you bend down low they are not to tall.
powder poles- get a taller pole with fat baskets for touring without breaking your back
Scott, because that is what Tom uses! And I would first try to get em in your preferred length. If not, you have to cut them down to how you like to ride. Comes down to personal preference really.
cheapest possible, cut em if they are long, retro colors. Don't use poles that often
I get rental poles or poles i am givin, cut them to the size i like and make my own grips. Really easy to tell when people try and steal your poles on the mountain too!
plain coloured childrens poles.
or armada poles.