Originally Posted by mogulmuncher
If you want a GS pole to improve aerodynamics in a tuck, then see which pole has the bend that you like best in a tuck. There are variations in how much bend and where the bends are set.
My own preference happens to be the Scott GS pole -- almost a SG bend really, and I like the way it fits. The strap was not my favourite, but I got used to it because I like the pole shape so much.
x2. Alot of companys have slightly varied bends; some bend at a higher point, some at a lower, some are straighter, etc. As for comfort, I have used Swix, Leki, and Komperdell. I like Leki alot more; the bend fits well and I simply love the strap system. I have the S gloves (which don't work with my Trigger one poles), and honestly like the non Leki gloves with my poles. That damn nylon strap gets in the way every now and then, and can get uncomfortable when gripping the pole.
Muleski suggested Komperdell. Pretty good poles, and pretty hard to find, esp in stores.
As for Scott poles, can't really say much about them, aside from the lower price, which is nice if you happen to trash a pole and need to replace them. Komperdell and Leki poles can get real expensive.