Reach the perfect pow spot with this packable pole.
If you like working for your turns and need to pack small and light to get to your perfect pow spot, the Black Diamond Compactor Ski Pole works like a charm. With the push of a little release button, the pole folds down into three compact pieces that stay connected with a flexible cord, making it very easy to stow. It just as quickly locks back together with reinforcement at the joints and is easily adjustable with Black Diamond's secure FlickLock Pro clamp. 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.
- Z-Pole collapsible pole design folds down into Black Diamond's shortest ski pole collapsed length
- Speed cone technology guides pole sections together for quick deployment and provides reinforcement at joints when pole is locked in place
- 20 cm range of adjustability secured by low-profile, durable stainless steel FlickLock Pro clamp with increased clamping leverage thanks to dual-axle design
- Lightweight touring grip with an integrated extension for quick choke-ups when traversing steep terrain
- Wrist strap hangs open for easy access
- Lengthened strap adjustment tab allows for easy manipulation with gloves on
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Black Diamond Compactor Backcountry Ski
agreed-great for split boarding
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I wish they sold these in single pairs. I only wanted one pole but oh well because I use a whippet when touring most of the time.
They fold small-but forget about using the basket as a "catch mechanism" to keep it held togethor when its folded up-the basket soon gets trashed and not able to hold onto the poles when its folded.
They dont save much weight but they work well-would buy again for the right price.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These are really great for splitboarding. I put mine to the test this past winter in the Wasatch and they did well. As advertised, they pack up small and neatly fit into my pack for the downhill. At the end of the day, I disconnect them and dangle them in my closet to let them fully dry out. Otherwise, they start to rust on the inside and become cruddy. The only complaint I have is when the release button gets cold and is stubborn to be pushed. This is especially annoying when it's cold and you have to take off your glove to press it. Luckily this doesn't happen too often.
Have last years
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
All my friends are jealous, on how these go right into my bag (burton paradise 15L) With nothing sticking out. They collapse easy and unable to loose pieces as their all attached to each other. The strength of them as well is outstanding, they have never collapsed or bent while touring. I've had them for a year and not a issue. Though I don't have the new baskets they still pack up easy but did just order the new baskets so they clip into each other.