Don't chuck 'em
I substituted the carbon pegs which came with my TN Laser Comp with ones a) the tops didn't come off of and b) you could find in the grass. But I kept looking at the TN ones in my kit box and thinking that the concept was still a good one in principal - plus I had paid for them in the price!!
Problems solved by drill through the cap and the stem and threading through some cord then tying on bright finger-friendly guys to tug on. See pic. So now I can use a really lightweight peg (OK, the rope adds a gram) which has better grip than the toothpicks they use now and which I can find in the field.
They drill with an ordinary wood drill. It helps to shave a flat spot on the head and burn on a small guide hole before drilling.
I found that the main problem with the supplied Laser Comp pegs was not the tops coming off but the points being left in the ground when pulling the pegs out.
They are also too skinny to hold in anything stronger than a light breeze.
I lost a top before I found out that they need to be superglued - not really satisfactory I agree. These pegs are not IMO for heavy duty and I routinely use Y pegs for guying ends in the windy stuff.
Is there a pole repair 'sleeve' provided with the Laser? I have one with a peg removal slot with the Voyager Superlite
I use this to remove the stubborn little carbon pegs, which then doesn't pull the ends off (which I don't think are designed to be 'structural').
Doesn't help with the points staying in the ground though...
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