Spend as much money possible as you can on poles, biggest investment you should make in your ski gear.
On a more serious note, buy the cheapest ones you can, any pole will most likely end up snapping or bending no matter what you pay for it. If you insist upon spending lots on poles get some Scott world cups or scott team issue poles.
I told her I didn't want to do the project, and she said that she would do the entire thing if i railed her up the ass, smackers and all. ~Midget.