Shockingly good.

The wonderful thing about the Black Diamond Trail Shock Trekking Poles is that they're wonderful things; their shafts are made of aluminum, and their shock-absorbers are made out of springs. Well, not technically springs, but they do have a 4-stage Control Shock dampening system that softens the impact of a hard trek over rough ground. There's built-in rebound control so you don't bounce like a Tigger when you unweight your poles, and a Double FlickLock Pro one-handed aluminum extension system that's strong, light, and low-profile. Your hands and wrists will appreciate the Trail Pro as much as your knees will, since they're built with a dual-density ergonomic grip, padded strap, and foam grip extension that's perfect for super-steep going, switchbacks, and using your poles as swords to fight off bees when you're trying to steal their hunny.

  • 4-stage Control Shock dampening and rebound-control system
  • Double FlickLock Pro locking extension system
  • Dual-density ergonomic grip with foam grip extension
  • 360-degree padded strap
  • Carbide TechTips
  • Low-profile trekking baskets

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Here's what others have to say...

5 5

Trail comfort just got better

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I primarily use trekking poles for backpacking. These particular poles proved perfect for the Highline trail. During this trail you go over 9 passes in which you gain and loose 2000-3000 feet each. The poles saved my knees, and the shocks worked great for the descents with a 45 pound pack. I hope to get a tent that uses trekking poles to cut down on that weight!

Trail comfort just got better
5 5

Comfortable and keeps on going

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I take these poles on almost every hike I do. They are comfortable in the hands and the shock absorbing eases impact on the wrists. These are also tough poles. I've taken them off trail through skree, rocky trails, I've accidentally wedged them in the cracks of rocks, and nothing has touched them. They are pretty much in the condition they were in when I bought them. I plan on putting many more miles on these poles.