Gnome's angled handle modification for his trekking poles looks like something I've wanted to do.
I have some old ski poles to which I added foam pipe insulation to extend the handle downward, but I'd really like to borrow this technique and make canted handles. What's inside the foam? Did you drill at an angle through a piece of dowel or build up the shape with some plastic medium? I imagine it's pretty important that the handle doesn't twist on the shaft. I especially like the fact that the top of the shaft protrudes from the handle to give a strong connection when used as a spreader bar. I think I'd epoxy a 1/4-20 threaded rod in the end to let it function as a camera support also.
Another handle mod I've thought about is making something similar to Pacer Pole handles, but I haven't gotten my hands on any Pacer Poles (literally) yet. I should probably just dig up a few saplings and carve my own. The roots tend to get fatter and grow sideways when they reach the bottom of our thin Appalachian topsoil, making them perfect for making canes. Alternatively, Griz can you send plaster casts of those left and right handles? I need to look up the molding compound Turnerminator used for his saw handles.
Has anybody else done things along these lines?