So it’s been about a year since I got my stick, and I’ve been using it heavily on concrete for the last half. Overall, I’m pleased with the way it’s held up.
The cuff and grip are fine, and the Tornado is worn down on the heel side and faded at the toe, but still has some tread on it. (I will be changing it around November if not sooner, though, in preparation for the coming weather.) The spring is working well, even after I got caught in walking through a downpour or several.
The only noticeable changes are in the paint; it’s a bit chewed near the tip in front, likely from scraping against uneven drops or weather-and-root-or-bad-design-created “steps” in the sidewalks. There are faint powdery rings in the paint by the collets for the leg and cuff tubes; I suspect that will only be noticeable (and barely at that) when I wear my boots, since I adjust upward by 1 inch. Even if the collets are tapping on the paint, I don’t think they can dent the metal. If I’ve created any nicks or scratches by falling, I can’t tell. (Though we’ll see what happens when I’m walking after heavy winter weather! Maybe I’ll get tube socks.)
A quick note on cuff sizes, particularly if you don’t have a lot of forearm flesh: my default setup is the small 3 inch cuff, covered with a half-inch of Crutcheze padding. I had kept the original 4 inch cuff because I thought I would need it in order to wear the crutch over my winter coat. Fortunately for me, it turned out I can keep the 3 inch cuff on; all I have to do is remove the padding. If I need it, depending on how thick my winter clothes are, I just put the padding back on once I’ve taken off my coat.