Whenever I get a new pair of trekking poles, the first thing I do is to cut off the straps. I don’t like them.
And while I use trekking poles religiously, I don’t like the feeling of having my hand trapped in a strap if I fall because it’s a great way to break a pole, a wrist or your arm.
I didn’t always feel this way, but I haven’t used trekking poles straps for a few years now and I’ve stopped breaking trekking poles, so I reckon there’s a correlation.
What about you?