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Good on dry flat surfaces, on rocks, not so good.
on December 3, 2014
These are best on a dry, hard flat surface, like pavement, or dry dirt. They will slide on wet algae or moss covered surfaces. Also, they are not good on wet rocks. Even on dry rocks, except for the white flinty ones, I prefer the carbide tips which really dig in. I can depend on these to hold fast.
Update Feb 5 2015
They wear fairly quickly, as there is not much surface area. They can be retreaded like a worn tire. It is best to do this before the nubs are completely gone. Here's how: install the tips, stand the poles upside down. Wrap some tape around the tip, allowing the tape to extend about a quarter inch beyond the end. Get a tube of Shoo Goo, available on Amazon, squeeze a small drop onto the tip and work it into the surface with a Q tip to get a good bond. Then add a larger amount, around an eight of an inch. The tape acts as a form like when you pour concrete. Let it cure for a day. Now remove the tape and slightly bevel the now solid Shoo Goo with a scissors and you are finished. This surface wears as good, maybe better than the original. My retread has lasted longer than the original surface and is still going strong. Of course, once it wears away, it can be redone.