Love these poles, and BD!!
Have been using these for 3 backpacking seasons. They have almost ZERO swing weight, collapse down to nothing, and are the envy of my hiking companions. I did manage to snap one on my last backpack. We rigged it up with some duct tape and a couple tent pegs, and it finished the trip. I just got the replacement from BD - they could've told me that I shouldn't have fallen down, but just replaced it. No questions asked. Would I buy these again? Yes!!