The Sunnysports website says these poles have cork grips, but the picture looks like rubber grips. What kind of grips do these things really have?
The grips on poles I purchased in 2011 are made of a very firm material that has a look and feel closer to some sort of plastic. I used the poles extensively on a hiking tour of New Zealand and the grips functioned reasonably well in all types of weather but I would prefer a grip with more "give". The metal tips are showing some wear. Otherwise the poles are a good value; sturdy, lightweight with reliable hand straps and locking mechanism.
The pair I received have rubber grips. We took them on a rim-rim-rim trip in the Grand Canyon....44 miles. One tip fell out at about 15 miles. The other fell out at about 25. Ended up just dead weight. Not good.
They're really firm rubber. Not the most comfortable things but they've gotten me up many a trail.