I need to use two trekking poles together for a 6' tent pole.
The grips on our poles have a plastic cap over the top thats somewhat oval shaped, and the round edge makes the combined poles not rigid. IE they can move relative to each other, and the poles end up at slight angle.
I have some velcro straps that I really like to use to hook the poles together, works great, weighs fraction of an ounce.
What I am considering doing, is sanding an indention on the side edge of the plastic top caps , which will "lock" the poles into position better as a straight pole. Just maybe 1/8" would be all it takes.
But, Im worried about that possibly irritating my hands under some circumstances using poles. Just thought Id check here first and see if anyone else had tried the same thing.