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Black Diamond Compactor Backcountry Ski Pole

$129.95

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    • Cactus, 105-125cm
      $129.95
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      $129.95
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    Compactor-Go-Lightly.

    While you're all about earning your turns, you're not too keen on tacking on more weight than necessary. So when it comes time to get elevated, reach for the Black Diamond Compactor Ski Pole and trek onward—lightly. With a little help from a quick-release button, the pole folds down into three compact pieces that stay connected with a flexible yet tenacious cord (Black Diamond calls this technology Z-Pole), which also makes it easy to stow when it's not in use. A FlickLock Pro mechanism allows you to adjust the length easily, and the Compactor boasts reinforcements at the joints. And thanks to its­ simple and effective design, you can save your battles for the terrain at hand and focus on getting to the fun part.

    • A compact, lightweight pole for alpine touring
    • Burly yet featherlight aluminum shaft
    • Z-Pole technology assures quick and easy use
    • FlickLock Pro provides customized length
    • Powder baskets included
    • Item #BLD00KQ

    Tech Specs

    Shaft
    alumnium
    Length
    105 - 125 cm, 115 - 135 cm
    Adjustable Length
    yes
    Collapsed Length
    41.5 cm
    Locking Mechanism
    FlickLock
    Grip
    touring
    Strap
    webbing
    Tip
    rubber
    Included Baskets
    yes, 100mm Compact Powder
    Claimed Weight
    [105-125cm] 1 lb 6 oz, [115-135cm] 1 lb 7 oz
    Recommended Use
    alpine touring
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is my second pair of compactors. They're nice for splitboarding because they're light, pretty durable, and generally balance well. However, the internal mechanism seems to loosen over time, often requiring a clockwise turning of the handle to keep the internals tight. At some point, they loosen and fail, and you need to: a) get someone who works at BD to walk you through a repair on the phone, b) send them back to where you bought them, or c) send them to BD for repair. If you're skiing, save the hassle and get a fixed length pole. If you're splitboarding hard, get a three segment pole or go guide style with full length poles in your hand..