Wow, you guys are pole picky, but I assumed I would get flamed for this more than I have. I will clearly NOT be using pole straps anymore, now that I have been "double-pinned" to repair the fracture (and even worse, the pins started migrating in August and I had to have 'urgent' surgery to remove them.) The accident was freakish. I had my "break-away" Goode's. I took a funny/weird tip-over fall to the left in what was an easy bump section. Let go of my pole handles, pole tip was in the snow, break-away worked properly, and the pole ejected forward, pivoting over the pole tip, then ricocheted back up into my open hand so quickly, I hadn't even fallen yet. In other words, it slapped forward off the snow and back up into my hand before I could do anything, and with such force it not only broke the base of my thumb where the UCL attaches, but tore the ligament as well which also had to be repaired. No more straps ever for me thank you!!!
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11/13/07 at 9:29pm