My husband has had the same pair of LEKI ski poles for the last 13 years. This last year, one of the adjustable pieces broke. He found another older pair of poles in his parents' garage that had three sections and replaced the broken piece with that section. The thought of giving up his old poles was devastating. They held up this year with the quick fix but it is time to replace them. I can honestly say we won't get anything but LEKI for him ever again. Thanks again for such a great product.