So, we just went around and around on this exact topic just a few weeks ago, complete with opposing camps on what the "right" way is to wear pole straps.
I have my own feelings about it all, which I may have shared in the other thread. And - somewhat alarmingly - I actually agree with Atomicman on the Leki Trigger thing, especially after an unsuccessful trial with some quite nice "regular" Swix poles during this year's Gathering. (They are for sale, BTW, if you like the looks of those Swix tab grips someone posted above. They also have baskets that you can convert EASILY from little to big and back again.)
My current comment is simply that when I look at hikers, all the experienced and knowledgeable ones who have learned to maximize their safety, enjoyment, and performance have about the same rig. The variations are very minor. Same with road bikers. Same with MTBers. Example: 90% of road riders carry bottles in cages, not in a pack, because backpacks are hot, uncomfortable, and un-balancing when you're in the drops in the sun. 90% of MTB riders wear a Camelbak instead, because it's quieter and more secure over the rocks and roots and keeps your mouthpiece out of the dirt and your hands on the bars at all times, where they need to be. Plus they have more spare parts with them. All of them wear bike shorts of one sort or another. Without underwear. Not hiking shorts.
Yes, of course there are exceptions to all of these, but they are exceptions. Basically there is a standard rig in all these sports for a reason. With skiing, poles have straps for a reason. The really experienced and knowledgeable skiers who have learned to maximize their safety, enjoyment, and performance wear them in a certain way for a reason. Don't fight it; learn from it.