I know it's probably a completely worthless question, but it's been rattling around my head for a long time, so here goes:

I was wondering if there was a "not so obvious" (to me) reason that folks are using their trekking poles grip down, tip up, while they are in play for "porch modes". I've always done it the other way around, and in really crummy weather I have been really grateful to be able to jab/anchor those points into the Earth. I've never had a loop slip off the grip of the trekking pole once it is under tension either.... So, thoughts?