ha I love this thread so much because buying poles is the stupidest waste of money.
my pair which I have used for the past 6 years I won at Freshtival. I lost one on a pow day last winter but climbed up this summer to retrieve it. Unfortunately it was still buried. RIP
my little bb park poles were salvaged from a dumpster and then covered in rasta coloured electrical tape
my current everyday pair was left behind by stupid racers and sat under the chairlift for a week until I decided to get them. mint condish.
If you buy poles for $80 at a ski store, you are doing something very wrong