Do most people move their trekking poles each time they step, for a 1:1 overall ratio of foot placements to pole placements?
I almost always use a 2:1 (EDIT: fixed order) foot to pole ratio, taking longer, less frequent "strides" with my poles and smaller, quicker strides with my feet, but my brother, who has hiked much more than I have, informs me that this is crazy.
My poles are Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4's, but I did the same thing with my old Leki's, each extended so that my forearms are parallel to the ground when I'm standing with the poles in front of me (making them about 3 inches shorter than my armpit).
I've tried all of the 1:1 strides I can think of -- right foot and left pole forward, right foot and right pole forward, poles placements staggered in-between feet placements -- but all of them feel awkward, and unless I concentrate on them I quickly slip back into the 1:2 pattern where I move both feet in the time it takes me to move one pole.
I don't imagine there's a right or wrong technique -- whatever works for stability and lessening stress on knees -- but I'm curious, what does everyone else do?