Wassup NS, recently I've been looking for some poles I can use for resort / touring. I originally was gonna go with some adjustable ones from Armada, Joystick, Reflex, or something else along those lines, but I got an Instagram add (I know, please forgive me for my sins of finding ski stuff on instagram) for fixed length touring poles called Folkrm's. After doing a bit of research I read somewhere that these were a "remake" of the original poles called Les Batons d'Alain which I figured I would go for instead since they're not an instagram brand and i'd rather support the original.
The basic idea of them is that it's a fixed length aluminum pole that has extended grip that covers just over half of the pole. This way instead of dealing with clamping and unclamping in order to dramatically adjust pole length you can just shift your hands up and down as you please. They are also are supposed to be a little more durable since there are no moving parts to break on them.
I guess my main purpose of writing this is to see if i'm just delusional in thinking they're kinda cool and practical when compared to the more mainstream adjustable pole for touring. Should I get 'em and try them out or would I be better off just getting adjustables?
Please feel free to bully me into snapping out of my fixed length touring pole idea if you think it's a step in the wrong direction or if they're just unbearably ugly.
tl;dr - Found these fixed length touring poles, cop or drop over some adjustables?