OK there's some old threads on this but didn't see anything post 2005 in the top 2 pages of search hits. I just grabbed a pair of Goode Carbon poles at a thrift store for $2.00 today. I love my ancient aluminum poles. Both have breakaway straps, but my older ones are leather where the Goode are thinner nylon.
I will try the thinner/lighter poles at some point this season. Any bets in of I change to them from the ancient artifacts I currently use?
Who's using what these days? I realize that others like myself have a quiver of poles for different applications, shorter for bumps, big baskets for powder, SL vs SG, etc.. Pole Poll for what you use most often..