Nobody will ever mistake their poles for yours again. I love my leki poles but I have to get me a pair of the Royal shafts.
Excellent job on the poles Goode!
Sorry to wake up an old thread, but I just had to chime in to agree with axebiker. I just picked up a pair of Royal Shaft poles for $24 from Level Nine Sports. At this price, I have no right to complain, and I was just looking for some "don't care" poles anyway and these will do fine. Still, these are noticeably heavier than my Leki adjustables and Rossignol G20s. In fact, the first thing I noticed out of the box was not the graphics, but the weight. They seem pretty strong, though.
I looked up the weight of some of the fiberglass poles. It says the "product weight" is 1.8 lbs for the 48" length. I'm not sure if that includes the extra baskets, etc. The metal ones say 300g per pole. Doing the math, a fiberglass pole is ~100g or 33% heavier. I'm not sure how this translates into "feel".