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RE: [pct-l] Hiking poles

>Bad points that I noticed:
>*  They can be kind of noisy, especially on fast downhills.  Regular ski
>poles might be quieter in this respect.
I think MSR has some new poles this year that use some sort of fluid/gel for
shock absorbing, which they claim is silent compared to the noisy springs in
most poles. Since it's a new product though, I'd be a little worried about
the durability, although fluid/gel might would propably wear better than a

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