So quick back story, I use poles randomly. I'm gunna say maybe 1/3 times that I ski. Last time I used them I did a shifty with just a safety. I landed short and crossed my ski with my pole and landed with my ribs right onto my handle. I thought I had done more damage than I did, thankfully just the wind was knocked out of me.
I've also watched a friend of mine hit a jump and kicked a cork 7. When he landed his cheek bounced off of his pole and knocked him out cold.
Do you guys have any weird/unnecessary injuries that were caused from poles!