i love the grips on the poles but honestly if u want a pole that last forever get the scott team issue pole. ive had mine for 4 years ski every weekend and beat the living shit out of them and they havnt bent yet.
I like how they are small and really thin. The Grips are also super nice. But I did break a pair recently after a season and a half. They bent pretty bad, and they snapped when i bent it back. Oh well though, I ended up getting new ones, they are pretty nice poles overall.
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