MLJHmm, usually I do the opposite. In pow it is generally conceded that having straps makes it more dangerous, because of catching poles in avalanches etc.
I live in South Dakota, and do not have that issue at all. But I do see how that could be a problem in the Backcountry.
I hate losing poles in powder because it take so long to find/hike to go get them.
In the park I can spot them right away and the hike is easy peasy...... So, no straps for my park poles.
Steeze.....what else is there??
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