I have used a pair of Black Diamond trekking for 7 years and have bent the bottom section on numerous occassions. The poles have helped me greatly and I would not hike without them. I recently saw a pair of Leki trekking poles at the AMC Joe Dodge lodge in New Hampshire and wondered how Leki poles stack up against Black Diamond. I don't have the specific model of Leki poles but wondered if Leki poles were any better than Black Diamond.
@es1983, both Leki and Black Diamond make great trekking poles. You'll want to compare and contrast the features of each model to ensure that you get what you want/need - this article on how to choose a trekking pole might be helpful!
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