Just saw that Backcountry.com was doing a mid-winter sale. Some decent stuff on sale, quite a bit of stuff for hitting the BC (skins and shovels and probes oh my!), but the one thing that stood out to me was they had Whippets in stock and on sale. Seriously, hard to find these (at least locally), even harder to find ’em in stock. Nothing quite says “I’m so eXXXXtreme that I laugh in the face of a certain impaling by riding with this sharp object in my hand” like a self arrest pole.
As always you should see if your local shop will price match before you buy it online!