exactly what i did, mine came with to baskets, but i lost the pow basket, i never even use the pole that armada gave me since it is to the right length for me and i like that for pow skiing but not park so i dont use them much.
but it is so awesome to just be able to grap a pair of rental poles cut them down and slide my own grips on them.
i used to have two old elan poles i cut down, but one broke so now i rock the one red, and one yellow elan pole set up, but that elan pole has more bends then a dive (id be impressed if anyone gets that analogy).
so yes op they are definitely worth it, i have had the same grips for three years now.
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