I've got the Ti Goat poles. Love the weight, and they actually feel a lot better in use than my old Komperdell aluminum poles with shock absorbers did. I think this is because I value vibration dampening more than shock absorbtion. The shock absorbers would just provide a bit of give when I put weight on the poles. Don't see the point in that, because if I'm putting weight on the pole, it's because I want to use it to push off of, and not move away from me! Aluminum, however, transmits the initial vibration of hitting something hard much better than CF, and the shock absorbers did absolutely nothing to lessen that initial light hit.
It's not all rosy though. I really don't like the rubber expander locks. They're lightweight and simple, and make the units modular (you can get a Tenkara fishing pole extension that screws in using the same expander.... cool!) But I have a lot of problems locking them. They need to be pre-expanded a bit by screwing them down BEFORE entering the pole, but if you've done this enough (it needs to actually be a fair bit, because the inside diameter of the upper poles isn't exactly constant), it makes it really difficult to slide them to where you want.
And if it's wet/raining, you can forget about a 100% reliable lock. It will slowly slip down on you and you'll need to readjust every half hour or so, regardless of how much you tighten. I think this is because at a certain point the expanders will no longer grip the walls to expand as you're twisting; they just slide as you turn. Ti Goat warns against "over-tightening," but frankly I've not once been able to get them even "tight enough," much less over-tight. It's just not physically possible.
I thought this should all get better over time as the rubber softens, but it hasn't at all. I've tried using a rough sandpaper to roughen up the rubber, and even dirtying the locks with fine grit, but nothing really helps.
All that said, they're worth the weight. Flip-locks would be great but we're talking over 3 times the weight for the next lightest option.