My rental poles finally have to be retired after years of abuse, so I'm looking to buy some new poles for the first time at some end-of-season sale.
I'm not looking to get some crazy expensive Gold Medal Olympian quality pole made out of dark matter or anything, but something probably in the mid-range, for all mountain downhill skiing (groomers, glades, park).
What construction material?
What kind of straps? Grips?
What price is reasonable?
Any preferred manufacturer?