Alexey S.wrote a review of Black Diamond Compactor Backcountry Ski Pole on January 16, 2012
All of the above is true. Also, adjust the tension (manual) so there is no slack in the joints -- will become solid and indestructible. I've destroyed A LOT of poles. Not these ones.. When folded, they go into my pants pockets. Fold and unfold 3-4 times at home and you'll become an expert: off to impressing the ladies on the mountain..