james.krie219134wrote a review of Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Pole on September 26, 2015
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I loved these poles. Lightweight, comfortable, easy to adjust. I had for a bit longer than a year. Cork did start to wear a bit. Used them for day hikes and backpacks. I tend to go off trail a lot. Last time I used them, was crossing a talus field. Pole caught between 2 rocks and as I move forward snapped just below lower adjustment clamp. Am going with a stronger aluminum or titanium pole next time.