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A lightweight pole that’s still going strong after your season pass expires.
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Light, Good Grip
These poles are very light and the grip is extremely comfortable to hold. Not much else to say.
Super light. Super stiff. Really enjoy them. Graphic is kind of lame, but whatevs, they're poles.
Black Diamond Fixed Length Carbon
Patrolling at Holiday Valley, NY
Use these poles three to four times a week as a mountain host w/ NSP at Holiday Valley, NY. Nice weight and super durable, have stood up to any thing i have thrown at it so far. Love the wishbone style strap which is easy to get in and out of and quickly slides over my skis at accident scenes. Grips are great and come in handy for lowering the bar on the chair (!!). Don't know about slapping poles with my bros though.....
light and durable
just what the title says. ALuminum bends easy, and then youre stuck using a bent pole, which can suck, even if you try to bend it back it will kink or bend easier next time at maybe a bad time when you might need them. You could probably save money by purchasing several cheap aluminum poles and get the same life out of all three combined compared to this, but the whole point is having poles when you need them, and when a pair breaks at the wrong time, the extra cost for a better pair is justified...
These are sweet ski poles that will double as hiking poles for me in the summer. Stiff, lightweight, I don't have any concerns about them breaking. A few scrapes around the bottom from skiing but I think thats to be expected with the type of high gloss outer coating it has. Grip and wrist strap are contoured nicely. No problems with the basket falling off here. I'm 5'8" and got the 120s.
Not so sure about these poles...
Well I bought these poles in the 130cm size and just got back from using them for 2 days at Killington. The poles are very light, flexible, and very strong. I'm not so sure if I like the strap yet, as it is sometimes a fuss to get your hands in and out. I bought these poles thinking that the Kevlar wrapped lower would be extremely durable, but after a few runs there was a very noticeable cut in the Kevlar all the way down to the carbon. And on top of that, the baskets must have fallen off of these poles 3-4 times in ONE DAY. I screwed them on as tight as I could every time and still they fell off. I'm thinking maybe a little Loc-tite on the screws will help, but that was not what I was expecting when paying a good deal of money for a set of poles. Overall verdict: look elsewhere, perhaps at some Scott or Leki cabon poles.
I have loved these poles. Used them for ten days in Beaver Creek after I snapped some other poles. They are light and very strong with great balance. I really love using them.
Bit of advice, wrap some duct tape around the upper shaft to have easy access to in sticky situations.
Can these be cut to length at all? ...
Can these be cut to length at all? Backcountry doesn't have 120 in stock so I'm thinking of getting 125 and cutting down. I cut aluminum poles all the time, just not sure if there is an issue taking the hack saw to Carbon poles
if you were to do it, a hack saw would be the way to go. However, I recommend taking it to a professional as you always need to be worried about carbon splitting.
Durable poles with great grip. Strong poles that will definitely put up with seasons of hucking and slapping poles with your bros after. Also the cool graphics help with your hardcore image as you wait in the lift line.
They do look cool, and feel good .
poles that get the job done
Good balance, great straps, nice grip, fun graphics - what else do you need? My last poles lasted 20 years, so I went for the best value available today. These sticks are totally worth it... Tested last week at Telluride, did non-stop runs of Mammoth and Little Rose all day. Great help from "Chat now" feature to narrow my choices.
The only pole i would sleep with
These poles are sweet! Hard,Sleek,and beautiful ! Oh and they don't talk back !
I though carbon poles was a bit much, but oh well. They're solid and work well. Probably overkill though. The Strap is actually really nice and much smoother than other strap systems.
These are tough fixed length poles with a nice swing weight, though, surprisingly, I find the swing weight on my adjustable BD carbon fiber poles - with powder baskets - to be just a bit better. Go figure. (Perhaps the added weight of the Kevlar the bottom of the fixed length's shafts?)
I love BD adjustable poles, and these fixed length are a very good option for resort days. Oh, and they look sweet, too.
Nice work BD.
Let it snow
Just what I was looking for. Seems light, strong. Can't say much more without some snow to test them out.