If you had your pick between taking Komperdell C3 Carbon Powerlock poles or Gossamer Gear LT4S Trekking poles on the JMT, which would you pick?
I'm wondering if the Komperdell C3 Carbon Powerlock poles would withstand more abuse. I would be using these with a GG The One shelter and expect that I will probably catch myself a few times with my poles...though I am careful with my pole placement. I'm looking for something light, but also not winding up with a broken pole at some point on the trail.
A few random questions for owners of either:
I know the Komperdell C3s have an 8-degree corrective angle handle. Does anyone know what the angle is on the LT4S?
Are the locks on the LT4S consistently an issue in cold weather?
Is there any issues with the flex tips of the Komperdell poles staying in grommets of pole supported structures?
Are the Tungsten/Carbide tips on the Komperdell poles long enough to remain in the grommet of a pole supported structure...as they look to be on the short side?
How do the grips of the C3s feel and hold up?
...I might also add that I currently own a pair of Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork poles (19.3oz). I just don't want to be out on the JMT and wind up shelter-less because I break a pole.