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Ergonomic support for long days on rugged trails.

Whether you’re slogging up to some alpine granite walls or backpacking along the Sierra crest, the Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork Trekking Pole gives you added support with a comfortable, natural cork grip. The grip’s ergonomic angle enhances natural motion on both the ups and downs, and the two FlickLock clasps give you three-section adjustability.

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5 5

Great Value!

Absolutely love these poles. After borrowing poles from friends and reading many reviews, I decided to go with these. No regrets. Best features: genuine cork grip which absorbs sweat and minimizes chafing potential, comfortable and adjustable straps, easy locking mechanism with pre-marked pole lengths, carbide tips. I found these lightweight poles to have good balance and provide sturdy support. Bonus points for the included ski baskets which I intend to try out this winter. I have about 100 miles of experience with these poles on the AT and surrounding areas and they've performed superbly. Great value!

a midnight shoe with my corkers

a midnight shoe with my corkers

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from left to right:
BD poles
Tubbs snow shoes (mens circa 2003)
Atlas snowshoes (womens)

Does this pole offer anti-shock setting?

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Does this pole offer anti-shock setting?

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Hey Todd,

No, but if that's what you're looking for, you would need the BD Trail-Shock poles. I'll tell you though, these are pretty comfortable, and the "shock" when you plant them isn't exactly bone-jarring.

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I have anti-shock poles and standard poles and to be honest I don't notice much of a difference after a hard day hiking.

I want a pair of hiking poles for my 82...

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I want a pair of hiking poles for my 82 year old Mother. She hikes a mile every day it's dry and above 20 degrees. She hikes in our local state park with asphault roads.
Any suggestions?

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I like the Leki trekking poles and they make a rubber tip to fit over the carbide tip which works well on asphalt. The Leki's are durable, comfortable, lightweight, and easy to adjust.

5 5

great poles

Got to try these out today and they are great, I have a junk knee that will have to be replaced in a few more years so I need all the help I can get. took a few minutes to get in sync with them but they are very sturdy and the locks work great. Looking forward to Big Bend National Park in the spring.

3 5

Use cork sealer

Bought this for snowshoeing and hiking.
Cork is great but beware as there are drawbacks.
Have had it for less than a year when I noticed that my cork handle was starting to pit. Don't know how or when it happened. Kinda of disappointed since these are expensive poles and was looking for many years of use.
Too late for me but recommend a cork sealer.

Use cork sealer
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Can you recommend am appropriate cork sealer for these grips?

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It's possible that the pitting in your cork handle was caused by a small, nibbling critter. Cork and leather items (like boots) can attract them, and the best way to avoid this is to keep these items inside your tent.

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Use cork sealer

Bought this for snowshoeing and hiking.Cork handle is great but beware as there are drawbacks.Have had it for less than a year when I noticed that it was starting to pit. Don't know how or when it happened. Kinda of disappointed since these are expensive poles and was looking for many years of use.Too late for me but recommend a cork sealer.

Use cork sealer
Denali hike with Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork Trekking Pole

Denali hike with Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork Trekking Pole

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Great system, easy to use and sturdy. Held up on some pretty tough hikes in Denali National Park. The corks kept dry and the faom was nice for the uphill trek. Very comfortable.

Where can I find the rubber pieces to put...

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Where can I find the rubber pieces to put at the end if I want to use them in an area that I dont want to leave marks ?

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http://www.sunnysports.com/Prod/CategoryID_2232/Context_2200/Sort_Stock/DescSort_0/BKDTPTP.html?Hit=1

Are these left and right handed grips ? ...

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Are these left and right handed grips ? I was wondering if I bought the pair and only use one, if my husband could use the other ?

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those grips are not right and left specific, so they may be used in either hand making them just fine to use as a single staff.

5 5

It's all in the angle and the cork

It took me a while to decide on these poles, I've used plenty of funky ones. These Ergo Corks feel so good, and the way the angle keeps them out front and down below is just for me. Plus they feel very strong but have no weight and fold down to a small size. I use mine for tent poles too.

5 5

BD trekking poles ROCK :)

Best poles around! I have three different sets of poles and these are by far my faves! The three piece construction makes it easy to pack them in my duffel, the cork grips are comfortable and the flick locks make for easy adjustment on the go. I really don't notice any weight difference because all the great features make up for an extra ounce. Don't sweat the small stuff!!!

I ask this with honest interest- how do...

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I ask this with honest interest- how do $100 trekking poles compare to the $12 pair I just saw at a major department store? I understand the anti-shock features on some poles but I'm not sure I actually want that. I was hoping the difference is durability but even Black Diamond offers only a 1 year warranty for most their poles.
Thanks for the help!

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A quick addition: A lot of those Walmart/Target sort of poles I see are twist lock, which suck. My Tubbs snowshoe poles (which were $40 btw) either slowly collapse, or get pounded so tight that you need tools to get them to unlock again. I've also noticed silly little gimmicks built into some of these poles like flimsy LED lights and compasses. I would rather my pole had no LED light than a broken one, you know? I'm for saving money, but after my frustrations with my snowshoe poles, I will gladly spend a few dollars and get a nice set of trekking poles this summer.

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I made the mistake of using cheap poles purchased from wal-mart, twice. They are not durable at all. First regret came when crossing a stream and I slipped. The trekking pole buckled (the aluminum literally snapped in half) and into the drink I went. Second time, with a second set, I was traversing a snow covered slope. Lost my footing, and yep this one failed also. It didn't snap, but it did bend to a nearly 90 angle. I ended up falling and sliding quite a ways downslope. Both of these were on the first outtings after purchase. Don't go cheap with poles, they can prevent potential serious slips or falls.

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To add to these answers, cheap poles are dangerous and can get you seriously hurt or killed. When I plant my pole I want to know that it will hold and some of the cheap poles will collapse with your weight. I would rather not use them as to use cheap ones.

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In my experience, the inexpensive Outdoor Product poles (found at Wal-Mart) have been great! At $13/each, they have been a great value. These are the flick lock poles as opposed to the twist lock poles typically found. I have used mine for about a year and a half and put about 250 hard miles on them and they have worked great (meaning they have held my 200 pound butt up many a times). But I have worn mine out. The paint has scratched off and now I do have a hard time getting them to hold under a lot of pressure. I am replacing them with a more expensive pair of Leki's, but don't think that because of this they weren't good poles.
I am expecting these much more expensive poles to last me longer than 1.5 years. That is not just the locking mechanism, but the tips, handle, the aluminum poles themselves and even the baskets. So, we shall see...

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First of all- never buy "twist lock" poles. Ever.

Justin, the major differences in "cheap" poles and expensive poles are:
-Price (obviously)
-Weight
-Features
-Durability (regardless of the warranty)
-Name (face it- you pay more for "name brand")
I have several pair of the "cheap" poles , and have used them for a couple of years- with no serious problems- everywhere from Big South Fork to Springer Mountain to my local state parks.
I am currently looking at buying a pair of the more expensive poles for the following reasons:
1) Weight savings.
2) Features (cheap poles have cheap straps; cheap poles don't have the ergonomic grips, and the expensive poles have better grips that feel better in your hand, and don't slip when sweaty)
Hope this helps!

5 5

Dependable.

Like another reviewer said, these poles are tad on the heavy side, though I don't really notice it. Easy to adjust and I haven't had any problems with the flick-lock coming loose.

I also use them with my Tarptent Squall 2 instead of regular tent poles.

They work like a champ.

Are the wrist straps adjustable?

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Are the wrist straps adjustable?

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why yes they are. but, they don't seem to stay sinched around the wrist. I put a bite around with the tail to keep them from loosining.

Is this one pole or a pair? I can't tell...

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Is this one pole or a pair? I can't tell from the description. Thanks.

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They come as a pair.

4 5

Great Poles

Great Poles, I have used them all over the world and would definitely recommend them to a friend! For a full list of pros and cons and a full product review visit:
http://wp.me/pKHzl-c

5 5

cork handles are fine

I have a pair of Leke poles with "cork" handles. They are ground material and formed together with glue. It is hard and rough. These black diamonds are true cork and are soft and comfortable. The wrist bands are soft and won;t cut into your skin like other cheap poles do.

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