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BD Boundary Ski Pole
The Black Diamond Boundary Ski pole has great adjustability. The clamp is secure. The poles haven't slipped under load. The strap at the handle is easy to adjust even with gloves on, The handle has great ergonomics. The poles are light weight. No complaints here.
These poles are great. the locking mechanism is super solid and I have yet to have issues with freezing. they are light and steezy. what more could you ask for?
excellent all-around poles
I bought these poles for a multitude of winter activities including downhill and backcountry skiing and snowshoeing. I've used them for several days of downhill skiing and was happy with the results but if you want a dedicated downhill pole, you should get a one piece pole. That being said, the poles withstood everything I dished out on the slopes with no slipping at the telescopic joint which is very strong and easy to use, even with gloves on. The poles worked well snowshoeing with the large baskets and the adjustable length was handy on different slopes. Bottom line is these are great, sturdy, all-around poles for the money. I will even use them in the summer for backpacking.
Simple, Functional and Bomber
as i was skinning into the backcountry today i looked down at my black diamond boundary ski pole and thought.. "this is the only adjustable pole i've ever had that has never accidentally collapsed on me." so i figured i'd have to write a review on them. i love that the little lip on the grips can be used to pull up dynafit toe pieces... bending down sucks. some say you can use it for ski buckles too, but haven't tried it. the grip is comfy. the flick lock is bomber and as i said has never slipped or malfunctioned on me once. really they feel like a good sturdy pole with great swing weight.my bottom line: they aren't the lightest ski pole. they are simple, reliable and functional.
Excellent ski pole
Simple, strong, stiff. Everything you want from a ski pole and nothing you don't. The flick-lock adjusters are bomber and quick. I never have to worry about the poles collapsing into themselves. The grip is comfortable with a nice strap design that is easy to get in and out of. These poles are not the lightest out there but I would bet they will outlast most of their lighter competitors. I would highly recommend these poles to anyone who is looking for functional and durable ski poles. However, if you are looking for something lightweight, probably better to go with carbon.
I ski in the east coast and am looking for...
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?
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.
flick lock is solid. i used them last season in northern vermont (mostly Jay)
I snap these things constantly, just beware that the lower shaft has its breaking point and its closer than you think.