User Review: Leki Makalu Antishock
Price Paid: $100
These poles are light and comfortable. The biggest drawback - I did not find the locking element very reliable. Basically the pole collapses whenever more weight is put on it - e.g. when you need it the most.
The locking element is not easy to engage again after it has collapsed. Often I have to disassemble the pole and play with it so that it engages. This is not a good situation to be if you are in the middle of a steep ground and have to jiggle your balance while trying to make the poles work.
Overall I was expecting more from Leki made poles.