Gear Question

I ski in the east coast and am looking for...

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I ski in the east coast and am looking for an adjustable pole for the back country. As you know, it's cold as anything in the Whites of N.H. Is there a pole that you would recommend? Does cold affect the locking mechanism on the pole, and if so, is there one that is better?

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You can't go wrong with any of the Black Diamond poles. The Flicklock mechanism has held up really well with no slips or breakage.

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flick lock is solid. i used them last season in northern vermont (mostly Jay)

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I snap these things constantly, just beware that the lower shaft has its breaking point and its closer than you think.