Friends, I am wondering if anyone can suggest an alternative pole grip that might be easier on my hands. They are rather painful and a bit swollen after I have skied 2 or 3 consecutive days. Probably a bit of arthritis. And I probably grip the poles too hard, but that is something that falls into habit after five decades on skis. So bigger grip, or softer grip or something else as I work on trying to lessen my grip. Fact is that my poles are one of the few things in skiing that I seem to be able to grasp.