Nathaniel H.wrote a review of Black Diamond Trail Trekking Poles on June 11, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've used these poles for a year hiking the Finger Lakes Trail and the North Country Trail and they have broken twice. Aluminum just won't hold if you trip and put weight on it. On the flip side I've had BD fixed length carbon ski poles for 3 years that i love and are still going strong.