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A strong, lightweight pole to rule them all.

For multi-day tours or ultralight backcountry missions where ounces count, the Black Diamond Pure Carbon Ski Pole reigns supreme. The ergonomic grip features a weight-shaving fluted interior and an aggressive hook shape that lets you adjust riser bars and boot buckles. Black Diamond also added lightweight grip extensions for quick choke ups and Flicklock closures for secure, speedy adjustments.

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5 5

Light and do the job

I picked these up on sale (for less than the razor carbons) so it was a no brainer. Fairly light, strong, and love the choke up grips in the steeps. The pronounced grip hook is great for switching riser positions when touring and to my surprise the telescoping function seems to stay in place better than with my older aluminum pair.

5 5

Excellent for Ski Touring

Bought these poles just before departing on the Haute Route this spring, and I was very happy with them. Only slightly lighter than my previous BD adjustable poles, but these seemed quite a bit more rigid, and I really liked the feel of the second grip point for ski touring.

5 5

Excellent for Ski Touring

Bought these poles just before departing on the Haute Route this spring, and I was very happy with them. Only slightly lighter than my previous BD adjustable poles, but these seemed quite a bit more rigid, and I really liked the feel of the second grip point for ski touring.

4 5

Awesome Poles

I've had these poles for well over a season now and they are still going strong. The only "problem" I've had is that the locking mechanism begins to slip after a while, but thats not really a problem because a quater turn of a screwdriver remedies the problem completely. The powder baskets are awesome, the wrist straps are ergonomic (at least compared to standard pole straps) and comfortable, and the second grip below the handle is extremely handy for any sort of sidehilling or bootpacking. NOt the lightest carbon poles I'm sure, but they're definitely not heavy either. I would definitely recommend these poles to anyone looking for a good adjustable pole.

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Not only can you turn the mechanism, but have you considered using Carbon MTB seatpost glue? I'm not sure if it would be recommended by BD, but Finish Line Fiber Grip may help with the slip when you dont want it...

4 5

Bomber collapsible

Skied these in bounds today for the first time. I was rough on them, even held on during a good end over end fall. They didn't bend, they felt light and flickable, held their position during the entire day of bump skiing. Great pole and got it cheap on SAC.

Are these poles suitable for cross country...

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Are these poles suitable for cross country touring as well as back country?

3 5

Superb, but...

Hard to argue with design -- Flintlocks work; nice grips and straps -- but the swing weight isn't impressive for a "Pure Carbon" pole. They're nicely stiff (even lengthened out to 140 cm), but, there it is again, they feel heavy. The BD Traverse poles, while a tad heavier, feel lighter and what a deal!

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Are these poles as strong as their aluminum...

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Are these poles as strong as their aluminum counterparts?

Pure Carbon Hard at Work

Pure Carbon Hard at Work

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Skiing some deep powder in the Wasatch Mountains!

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Hi,

Just bought some of these with a...

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Hi,

Just bought some of these with a flicklock snow saw and the lower is way too loose in the '14mm' port but too big for the 11mm port.

Anyone else have this problem?

4 5

Light. Strong. Sweet.

Very light. Very strong. Baskets are easy to remove and replace. I prefer the two piece design to a three piece trek pole. Fun to ski with. However I prefer the more ergo wrist straps found on other BD poles.

5 5

good poles

These poles have been a great addition to my arsenal of ski gear. The grips on the shaft have proven very handy when traversing, skinning, and hiking. This is my first pair of adjustable poles and having the ability to choose the right length depending on the conditions and depth of snow has been great. These poles are light and easy to adjust. Highly recommended.

4 5

'Handy' poles

I used these all last winter and they took the use and abuse like a champ. They are pretty light and easy to adjust. I ended up using the added grip more than I imagined I would. It's nice for switchbacks when you don't want to shorten the poles.

5 5

Work well in UT backcountry

Yes, I couldn't be happier with these poles. For alpine touring, my old poles used a twisting mechanism to hold each telescoping section in place. When in use for alpine touring, the twisting-locking mechanisms would constantly loosen. I was forever fiddling with one pole or another to re-tighten the sections together. Compared to the twist-tight poles, these are a breeze! Lock these into place once and you’re good to go. And the hook shape at the top of the grips works perfectly in adjusting the heel risers on rando bindings.

5 5

Sweet Sticks

I bought these for multi-season use and prefer the simplicity of a two-piece pole. There are lighter poles out there, but the strength to weight ratio for these pole is super. They are strong enough and stiff enough to trust every placement and flex when you need it. I have logged several hundred tough lava field miles on the Big Island and O'ahu and the only damage to date is cosmetic. The grips are comfortable even in the hot months, but will require your hands to endure a little site specific break-in time. I take the straps off in the summer and replace for gloved use. These are right in line with what I expect from BD.

Snowcave prop, Glacier Bay, AK

Snowcave prop, Glacier Bay, AK

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They can be used to add structural support to your snowcave as well

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Start with a really deep drift, dome the inside of the roof and you won't have to use ski poles for support.

4 5

Quality

Great build quality, comfortable grips. The only reason why they get 4 stars is the price. I had to be either half drunk or half crazy when I ordered a $130 pair of poles; hopefully they last forever...

5 5

Very good

I replaced my aluminum Black Diamond poles with these and I love them. The bigger basket feels better and the straps are the best I've seen on any pole. They are sewn to fit the form of your wrist. I took a pretty hard fall that would have bent my aluminum pole for sure but these ones hung tough. I am 6'4" and they are just long enough for touring when extended all the way out to 145cm.

this may seem like a dumb question but i...

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this may seem like a dumb question but i am new to the black diamond gear. this pole is only available in 145cm, will this adjust down to a smaller persons appropriate size?

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Yes, it's fully adjustable from 145 to about 105. Should be able to find a length you like in there somewhere.

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no problem. This pole adjusts down to 105 which is pretty small. Definitely a great light pole