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Black Diamond Traverse Pro Ski Poles

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    11 Reviews


    Your backcountry BFF.

    Not so different than the fact that you legitimately can't start your morning without a hot cup of coffee, embarking on a powder morning or early season run without your Black Diamond Traverse Pro Ski Poles is a serious offense—one that's pre-coffee-monster-worthy. Designed to weather just about any kind of adventure you have in mind, the Traverse features a lightweight yet durable aluminum construction, while the newly redesigned grip offers an ergonomic, comfortable feel. Additionally, the Traverse boasts an easy-to-use FlickLock Pro that provides on-the-go adjustability. The SwitchRelease wrist strap enables the pole to safely disengage should it get caught in shrubbery, and the touring ring comes fully equipped with Soft Touch coating to assure quick choke-ups in steep terrain.

    • A lightweight, yet durable aluminum ski pole
    • Redesigned grip offers an ergonomic feel
    • FlickLock Pro assures on-the-go adjustability
    • SwitchRelease allows safe removal if pole gets caught
    • Touring ring Soft Touch coating makes for quick choke-ups
    • Item #BLD00KV

    Tech Specs

    95 - 145 cm, 105 - 155 cm
    Adjustable Length
    Collapsed Length
    [95-145cm] 95 cm, [105-155cm] 105 cm
    Locking Mechanism
    FlickLock Pro
    Included Baskets
    yes, 100mm Compact Powder
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 5 oz
    Recommended Use
    alpine touring
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Great poles

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I’m 5’10” and these adjustable poles have been great. I really like the break-away straps, which save your poor wrists/shoulders from getting yanked when you snag your pole on some god-forsaken branch.
    I use the poles for resort and backcountry riding, and the easy adjustability has been great.
    Pro: look cool, flip-lock adjustability is easy and secure, the break-away straps prevent wrist/shoulder injury
    Con: grey paint comes off somewhat easily, noticeable flex even at relatively short lengths (but they still feel burly)


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I love these poles! Super easy to adjust and fairly lightweight. I was hoping to remove the straps when I got them, but I discovered that you can set them up to release if they get tugged on hard enough so I decided to keep them on. Awesome function. They've been great so far in the back country and I look forward to using them more in the future.

    Great Poles

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have used these a few times touring and I love them so far. The grips are comfortable and nice. The poles collapse and extend very easily and the powder baskets are great in the deeper days!!

    They help you go down

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I purchased these to replace my well loved pair of Swix Ski poles, and they have always done exactly what I need them to do. Relatively light weight, solid flick locks that stay in place and allow for easy adjustment, and comfortable grips.

    Great Poles, Bad Basket Design

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I bought these poles over BD's carbon poles because of the high reviews. That being said, I had read that these poles have a habit of the baskets falling off and to be aware that they could happen fairly often. FIRST TIME using the poles, they were awesome for the climb up, but two minutes into the downhill ski one basket is gone, and five minutes later, the second one falls off in the deep snow somewhere. Now I'm skiing with basically two probes, and a few minutes later, one pole plants deep enough to cause whiplash and a meniscus tear on my knee. Needless to say, the poles were a significant factor in me now sitting out for the season. The construction of these poles with the fliplock technology and their grips are awesome. The design flaw is in the basket attachments, with only two screw channels and flimsy baskets that don't align with the screw channels. I HIGHLY recommend BD looking into more screw channels or sturdier baskets to avoid this issue in the future. Otherwise, the poles are awesome.
    One other thing -- when contacting Black Diamond with my review, they moderated this review and would not post it on their website citing the post as "deflammatory." Just a heads up if you want honest reviews in the future.

    Great grips and easy to use

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These poles are wonderful, they are great for skinning, plenty of good hand positions (I like to rest my hands in the strap below the grip), nice, stiff grip for binding manipulation and easy flick locks for quick height adjustment. The only drawback I've found is that snow can get into the flick lock and pop it open at inopportune moments (check them before dropping that cliff!). Otherwise incredible, workmanlike pole.

    Great poles for touring and in bounds

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I gave these poles to my boyfriend so he'd stop stealing mine (of a similar design), and so far he has been loving them. The BD FlickLock Pro is one of the best either of us have encountered - not soft enough to allow your poles to slip when leaning on them, but still easy enough to open when trying. We were a bit confused about the quick release arm strap system (SwitchRelease) at first, but it's already proven useful while skiing with those who don't have a personal bubble... Not to mention the fabric/design of the straps makes them extremely easy to slip on and adjust.

    I'm a fan

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Poles are poles, right?
    I think that most tough questions are best answered anecdotally, and the 'pole query' is no different.
    In order to fully appreciate BD's Traverse, spend a couple of weeks touring with short poles that don't have powder baskets. Make sure that at least one of your tours involves some euro-style switch-backing, and lots of kick turns.
    Then, find yourself a pair of the Traverses, and repeat the same process.'
    (this experiment typically favors the Traverse, but your mileage may vary)

    I'm a fan

    Great everyday poles

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Used these alpine skiing in powder and loved them. Bought them to use in the backcountry as well, however haven't had the chance yet. Super light, easy to adjust and straps are big enough to get my extra warm black diamond guide gloves through.

    Awesome first Day

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I used these for the first time today and can already tell I'm going to love them! I don't get many AT days in and spend most of my powder skiing around resorts so these will suit me just fine. They have a great adjustable length and are not nearly as heavy as some adjustable poles! They have great adjustable straps and nice big baskets as well, definitely nothing to complain about so far!

    Unanswered Question

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    If for one off prototype and for mass production?

    How to manufacture it ? How these are made?