I really like my Black Diamond Elliptical Shock Trekking poles. They are very comfortable and easy to use. The locks on my last trekking poles would slide, but these are rosk solid. I am recovering from a surgery and needed them for stability as I regain my strength. I am walking on paving and I needed the rubber tips. I did not realize that I had to order them seperately, but now that I have them the poles are very quite too.
The shock system is not as soft as I was expecting, but now that I have put many miles in with them and the tips, I have nothing to say except that I am very pleased with these quality poles. It is actually speeding my recovery because I find my walks to comfortable. Thanks Black Diamond!