Michael Turner wrote a review of Salomon Element Vario Ski Pole on January 7, 2011
I give this one star. Ive been using Salomon products and skis for 17 years and this is the first time Ive been disappointed. The poles are practical for packing but that is it!!! The so called locking mechanism does not work. I took them out for the first time in Austria and after one run one of the poles adjusted 5 cm. I used them for four days and this problem never stopped. On the fourth day edge of my ski hit the pole and broke it in two pieces.