I'm looking for some new poles after I snapped one of my Leki Vision Triggers when I fell over on some stairs last week in France (quite embarassing, seeing as there was a huge crowd waiting for the gondola [img]redface.gif[/img] ). I'm definately looking for another Leki Trigger model - the system is great, and I can get good deals on the Vision Viper, Vision Ventrix, Word Cup and Winglite models - but should I go with aluminum or carbon? I ski a lot of park, so durability is a major issue - I've only ever used aluminum in the past, and after heavy crashes I've bent poles, but they could always be bent back into shape. If I came down hard with a carbon pole, would it snap easily? With a fused aluminum/carbon pole, is the point where the pole changes from aluminum to carbon a weak spot? Any input would be most appreciated.
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4/15/03 at 7:33am