Komperdell Thermogrip Foam
Price Paid: $70
I do like these poles. The grip is obviously foam, but to specify, it is that very abrisive foam that looks like it almost has grain to it. Overall, the pole is very light.
I bought the poles in the winter, here in Alaska. The were great, for about one week. One of the plastic tighteners inside the shaft froze and broke while I was 2 miles out. I have to hop-along snowshoe all the way back. It took WEEKS for Komperdell to ship new parts from Australia. By then I had bought Black Diamond Flik-lock carbon fiber poles and haven't looked back. I still carry a Komperdell with me for emergency purposes but in two years, haven't needed it. My friends have, though.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Travelers and mountaineers appreciate the lighter weight and smaller pack size of non anti-shock poles from Komperdell of Austria, which reduce stress on knees and thighs and offer all-around stable pole plants. Extra-long extended pole grip.25
- Sierra Trading Post