The threads are looser than the baskets that came on my alpine z poles, so they spin around pretty freely. Still get the job done though
Nice replacement baskets with one quirk
These baskets are pretty similar to the 3 Quarter Indexed baskets, without the indexing tab, of course. They function a little more like Nordic baskets if you've got them lined up correctly, so they create less drag. Frankly, that's only really noticeable on cat tracks or long, mild approaches and you've got decent skinning/skating technique. But if that's you, these are an inexpensive way to get a little bit more efficiency. The baskets are new to me this winter, but I'm seeing no reason to question their durability. Minor quibble: if your poles work with indexed baskets, grab those instead. While the basket doesn't rotate freely (or even that easily), it can still occasionally spin out of alignment, which defeats the advantage of these baskets. It's not hard to plant the pole and give it a quick twist of the wrist to realign things, but it'd be nicer if they didn't move in the first place.
No hook design is great
Easy to install. And the design nearly eliminates the frustrating tendency to hook on things when I'm skiing through the trees. My previous BD baskets hooked things constantly, jerking me around, ripping the pole and sometimes my glove off my hand. These baskets don't seem to have that issue.
Good but not as awesome as the old Compactor Powder basket.
These are but, I ended up switching my old compactor baskets to new poles and having these as back ups.
This are simple and work
This are simple and work exactly as expected. I always struggle to get them to screw onto the pole, but I'm pretty sure thats a me thing not a them thing.