You are welcome to use the pair I have any time you feel you might need them!!
Here is my own review of these hiking poles.
I gotta say, the more I use them the more that I am loving them.
Like others, when it comes time to setup your shelter at night, the last thing you want is a hiking pole that uses a twist-to-lock mechanism, that decides not to lock. Cannot begin to express how many times I have almost beaten my poles that use a twist-to-lock against a tree in utter frustration. The locking mechanism that BD is using is awesome!
Heavier? Oh yeah.
Things I do not like about them? Yep.
Will I keep using them? Without any hesitation at all.