Hi All, I have the Leki Trigger S ski poles and love them for all of the reasons everyone else loves them. However, I also bought them because I thought they were supposed to release when I crashed. The straps on old ski poles were notorious for causing hand injuries and my thumbs are so important to me! My right thumb was dislocated in a bike wreck and well, it's never been the same since. So the entire purpose for me, was to buy a ski pole that was safer than using the old wrist strap ski pole to protect my digits. But I've owned them for a few years and the Leki Trigger S ski poles have never released. I'm beginning to wonder if they work. If you use the Leki Trigger S ski pole, have they ever released when they are supposed to release? Just wondering if I purchased a bad pair and I need to replace them. Thanks so much!