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baitI dont see the point in buying poles other than for touring. Shitty rental or mismatched lost poles do the trick for me.
IsitWinterYet17The poles in general are sweet. Cool graphics, adjustable, nice grip/handles. They weren't cheap. $80-125 depending on where you get them.
Money doesn't necessarily make a pole more durable or less likely to break. I have some $30 aluminum sticks that have taken many a beatings and are still fine.
chimpansteezeAnyone who pays more than 20 bucks for poles is seriously compensating for something, lack of skill or lack of awareness of how much of a trustie gaper they really are. Scavenge some rentals or buy 2015's from a ski swap. I was shocked before I saw the guy identify as a schooler (didnt waste any time alerting all of us non-psia plebeians to that fact)
GORILLAWALLACEyou sound like a massive poser trying to sound core
looking down on the people actually putting money into the industry rather than just stealing or scavenging is pretty pretentious. fucking hipster.
GORILLAWALLACElooking down on the people actually putting money into the industry rather than just stealing or scavenging is pretty pretentious. fucking hipster.
chimpansteezePoles? Youre talking about poles here? You think people buying poles is injecting such massive amounts money into the industry that not doing so would have some giant detriment? If you go for black diamond collapsibles, or whatever premium brand you prefer, for touring then yeah sure its a good call, but spending $90 on aluminum sticks is insane. Wouldn't it do more good for skiing and skiiers overall to save that money and put it towards a pair of skis from a small manufacturer, or even a pair of "core" skis from a larger manufacturer?
GORILLAWALLACEit's just easier to say you're a retard and call it a day.
.[sanhedrin].Mine broke just like described above. I wrote to line via email and they sent me a box of a dozen replacements. I was blown away. Haven’t had a single problem with the new baskets.