didn't check but I remember reading something about no warranties on these ultra lightweight poles.
I definitely don't expect a warranty replacement. I was all my fault, though an accident.
The only pole that could survive 175 lbs coming down on it from a standing height would be Travis' rebar poles, I imagine.
I appreciate the condolences. I was torn about replacing my BD poles, as I got them 2 years ago, 1 month before discovering BPL and the LT4s. I salivated over them for all that time, before finally breaking down and buying them as just about the last piece in my UL gear overhaul.
I'm just hoping GG have a spare shaft or two sitting around that they sell for whatever price they find fair. I had a really good experience dealing with Grant back when I bought my Gorilla, so I'm confident if it's possible, they'll make it happen. If not, I have some 'spare parts' for when I can afford to buy new ones.
I'm new to hiking on the East Coast, and I know people here use poles, but the trails here so far have been so rugged, with tree roots and rock traps hidden below leaf litter just looking to snap a UL pole like the LT4, I ended up carrying my remaining pole through a lot of the trickier sections.
I'm starting to wonder if I'm better off sticking more rugged poles(or at least cheaper ones)