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Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles - Pair

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    Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles - Pair

    The Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork trekking poles add support, stability and effortless swing to your wilderness forays, with 3 vibration-absorbing carbon fiber sections and natural cork grips. See details

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    The Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork trekking poles add support, stability and effortless swing to your wilderness forays, with 3 vibration-absorbing carbon fiber sections and natural cork grips.

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    The Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork trekking poles add support, stability and effortless swing to your wilderness forays, with 3 vibration-absorbing carbon fiber sections and natural cork grips.

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    The Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork trekking poles add support, stability and effortless swing to your wilderness forays, with 3 vibration-absorbing carbon fiber sections and natural cork grips.

    • 3 sections of carbon fiber create lightweight poles that absorb vibration and retain strength over a wide temperature range
    • Double FlickLock Pro adjusters allow easy, slip-proof adjustment and won't accidentally loosen like conventional "twist" type adjusters
    • FlickLock Pro is 20% smaller and 30% easier to open than its predecessor and offers twice the holding force
    • Natural cork grips with dual-density top knobs fit comfortably in your hands
    • Adjustable nubuck leather webbing wrist loops support wrists
    • Foam extensions beneath the top grips allow the hiker to drop the uphill hand lower on the shaft while traversing steep terrain
    • Poles feature interchangeable carbide tips and low-profile trekking baskets; baskets' small size reduces weight and snagging
    • The Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork trekking poles include powder baskets for use in the snow

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    Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles - Pair Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Hiking
    Carbon fiber
    Cork
    Yes
    51 inches
    25 inches
    130 centimeters
    62.5 centimeters
    External lever lock
    No
    No
    1 lb. 2 oz.
    Unisex
    Shaft material
    Grip material
    Adjustable
    Maximum length (in.)
    Minimum length (in.)
    Maximum length (cm)
    Minimum length (cm)
    Locking mechanism
    Shock absorbing
    Camera mount
    Weight per pair
    Gender

    Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles - Pair

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    Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles - Pairis rated4.6667out of5by18.
    Rated4out of5byfromalways use polesOnly have about 50 miles on these but so far so good. Replaced my old shock absorbing Leki's (twist locks finally gave way) and have been more than pleased with these. Vibration may be a bit more than I'm used to, but sure nothing to complain about. Cork grips are smooth and comfortable, do not get slippery from sweat as my old rubber grips did. Flick locks work well, hold tight, Did catch my finger the first time I popped the upper lock closed…like the included snow baskets, put lots of snowshoe miles in at Yosemite and Yellowstone. Started using poles after a nasty fall, severed my quad tendon, have used poles ever since.
    Date published: 2014-04-19
    Rated5out of5byfromAwesome PolesUsed this for short hikes on trail and the weight of the poles is great. Looked at other styles of poles but like the locking mechanism on this poles.
    Date published: 2013-10-30
    Rated5out of5byfromGreat PolesI didn't regularly use trekking poles until recently. But, I've been converted and love them while I hike! I've used these poles for light and fast hiking with virtually no load and loads between 30 lbs. - 55 lbs. I use protective rubber tips to minimize environmental impact, but I have used the more aggressive tips in really wet conditions. In both cases, they added stability. Additionally, I think they help keep vision focused on the more distant horizon as well as what is right under foot. I use two poles for a couple reasons: 1) An extra pole can always be used for emergency situations – anything from an injury to makeshift shelter; and 2) I like the rhythm of walking with two poles. The cork grips on these Black Diamond poles are great and more naturally absorb sweat from palms than plastic or foam. I also think they feel better than synthetics. I prefer the feel of these Black Diamond cork grips compared to competing brands. To me, there is something more natural in the Black Diamond's cork texture. I was deciding between these carbon fiber poles and other aluminum models from Black Diamond. At the store, I noticed these are quieter, and I don't like extra noise when I'm hiking. The aluminum poles make a slight ringing sound when they strike the ground. I've noticed these in other people's aluminum poles outdoors as well. According to many manufacturers, aluminum adds extra strength. But I like the quiet and light qualities of these poles. If you're considering new trekking poles, these are a great buy.
    Date published: 2013-10-09
    Rated4out of5byfromSolid, decentThese are solid poles. One of the latches came open once on my 3-day hike and the latches seem to not be as secure as I want, the cork grips and black handles stayed wet longer than I though and got uncomfortable. They are not super-light but they are light. I had never used poles before and they helped me safely cross streams with ease, helped cushion the impact on my knees down hill and helped me up some steep climbs I couldn't otherwise have gotten up with my 40 lb pack, and they kept me standing when my legs were done, when you're tired your hands will start to do the walking with these poles, lifesavers.
    Date published: 2013-09-23
    Rated5out of5byfromTrekking polesThis is the first time that I have used trekking poles. A few of my friends who have hiked and backpacked have told me that they are indispensable, and I have found out that is true. They are lightweight, and being adjustable, very easy to get the right height. They are very comfortable as well. I am still getting used to using them, but so far they have been a real blessing.
    Date published: 2013-09-11
    Rated5out of5byfromThey please my kneesAs a middle aged, thicker through the middlle hiker, I had begun to experience knee pain at the end of a day of hiking/packpacking. Hiking poles have really made a difference in wear and tear on my joints especially when the trail involves alot of elevation change. I beleive that make the greatest difference on the down-hill portion of my hikes. Having adjustable hiking poles has allowed my to go lighter as well. I have ditched a heavy 2 person tent in favor of lighter options made possible with the hiking poles; tarps and tents. Included snow baskets will come in handy if I pull the trigger on a set of snowshoes I have been eyeing. The cork grips on the Black Diamond poles are comfortable. The locking adjustment mechanism is easy and reliable. The carbon fiber has proven resilient; I can be clumsy. I am happy I made this purchase.
    Date published: 2013-09-11
    Rated5out of5byfromAwesome theres NO Better Trekking PolesI used these trekking poles bushwhacking, and climbing though the mountains in Alaska on a 80 mile trek. Have going though quite a few aluminum poles over the past couple years always breaking. them i had decided to try out carbon knowing that carbon was great with taking abuse as well as it doesn't bend. the lock system stronger then a twist lock system, this was both a pro and a con to the poles the pro: being twice as strong as a twist system on cheaper poles con: was it so easy to flick open, some times looking down and noticing half of one of my trekking poles was still stuck in the mud or collapsed on its self. it didn't happen much i bought them expecting that too from other reviews. other then that no problems with them. the grip was more aggressive then Leki poles, but in the end didn't i didn't care. Because i was happy to have a full cork grip that is more durable and helps with absorbing moisture. along with the lower grip foam grip that helps give a different angel of use when climbing a mountain. these carbon poles took abuse that aluminum poles couldn't survive.
    Date published: 2013-08-03
    Rated5out of5byfromGreat poles!I'm still on the fence about using poles to hike, but that's my issue. For someone who really wants poles, this make/model are great: lightweight, well-balanced, plant firmly, easily adjusted, compact when fully collapsed. Cork is comfortable, even when damp from sweaty hands. Definitely recommend the clamp-style adjuster on these poles over the twist-style.
    Date published: 2013-07-24

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