After knee surgery last year, I picked up a cheap ($16 Mountainsmith), heavy (14oz EACH pole) pair of trekking poles to see if they were worth it. After a couple of trips with them, I'm sold on poles for every trip, and now I just need something lighter weight.
I'm not super picky, but I've determined that fixed would be fine in either a 120 or 125cm length, or adjustable would work equally well. In a perfect world, I'd like a pair of TiGoat, LT3/4 or Yana carbon fiber poles, but I don't expect any of those to be in my price range.
I know I can pick up middle-of-the-road (~8oz each) Komperdell poles for ~$40 on sale at STP (coupons stack to make almost any of the poles there ~60%+ off), but I'd rather go with something a little lighter, if it's available. I've used some Komperdell Southern Cross poles (8.5oz/each), and did fine with them, so that's my fall back plan.
The only lighter weight poles I've tried are the Camp Xenon 4 (4.3 oz each), but they felt far too flexy/flimsy to keep.
So please let me know what you've got. Thanks.