EZSlackerwrote a review of Black Diamond Syncline Trekking Poles on February 13, 2013
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I got these poles off steepandcheap for cheap. I have liked them, but recently they started to bend at the lock. They have 500+ hard miles on them (NM,AZ,NV,CA,UT,CO), so I guess they are pretty tough. I like that they only 2 sections sense I usually keep them in my hands and not in my bad. I think they may be bending quicker though due to the longer sections.