I race in both SL and GS. I have a pair of white SL poles from Scott. I have pole guards for them. My friend who just graduated high school has raced for three years more than me, said that I should have GS poles. I looked into buying a pair and they're pretty pricy. (I was looking at Leki or Swix). I asked people on my team if there were any graduates who weren't going to ski anymore if they had any GS poles lying around. They said no. Because I'm still in high school, my parents buy me equipment. I mean, I have a job and make money, but I'm saving every dime I make for college.
My parents will probably say no to the poles because of the price. Does anyone know some legitimate reasons to get GS poles of racing so I could stand a chance at getting a pair?