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    • One Color, 115cm

    7 Reviews


    Poles done differently.

    Poles tend to be poles, but Black Crows Furtis Ski Pole is trying to be a little better. Instead of aluminum, it's made from composite, which is just as strong but a little bit lighter, so your wrists and forearms won't get tired after hours of poling or touring. The Furtis also has a long EVA foam grip, which makes adjusting your grip easy for smoother sidehilling, and comes with Squadron powder baskets so you can cruise through blower without sinking in. Best of all, the wrist strap is easily removable, so you can pop it off and lock it down to your pack without worrying about the straps getting hung up.

    • Composite shaft
    • Long EVA foam grip
    • Detachable strap
    • Squadron powder baskets
    • Carbide tip
    • Item #BKC000I

    Tech Specs

    115 cm, 120 cm, 125 cm, 130 cm
    long EVA
    Included Baskets
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited 2 years

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    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These are my favorite poles out there. Had to get a second pair just because I loved them so much. The thick foam grip is super comfy while touring. It's easy to remove the straps (and the metal piece at the top so you don't bust a tooth). The basket design that articulates on the pole is pretty cool.

    Super strong and not like most carbon / composite poles out there. I'm not worried about it breaking on me at all.
    Only downside I can see is that you can't easily get replacement baskets.

    Furtis Ski Pole Review

      Give em a pass folks, I snapped mine clean in two after a few too many times tying my skis up to the poles to make a neat lil bundle when boarding the gondola or walking home for the day. And prior to busting clean in two (I paid for that hollow composite construction in the end ...) the baskets kept popping off the skis and spinning off down the slope. No good for a ski designed to be useful in the backcountry ... black crows makes some great stuff but I wouldn’t recommend testing out their furtis poles any time soon.

      Get used to it

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Super light ski pole that looks awesome and is really comfortable to use once you get used to the long handgrip. One issue I had was the articulated basket on one of the poles kept coming off. I have since had the poles replaced (Backcountry was awesome about getting me a new set) so we'll see if the new pair hold up.

      fine until the baskets fall off

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      The other reviews are accurate: these are light, strong, nice to tour with. Only flaw in day to day use is that at speed you will notice the extra drag from the large diameter. What's the catch? Loose a basket and you can bin them: the baskets are a special type, Blackcrow don't sell spares (clearly from a company with a traditional French attitude to customer service), and you can't replace them with a normal basket.
      A shame.

      Very Light

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      First impression was how cool they looked and just how light they were. Very light. Great for touring with the long grip. This is my first non-adjustable pole for touring as I found I rarely changed the length. I think Black Crows found a great combo of super light and strong/durable poles. The black did look scuffed immediately but it's only cosmetic. That doesn't bother me but it may some folks. For me personally, I did find it took a couple days to get used to skiing with them. The straight grip was new to me and is it possible they were too light? Just "felt" different than my old BD Razors that I've used for years. Overall a great pole!

      Great Poles

        I bought a pair of these at 120 cm primarily for touring. I'm a fan of the weight savings driven by the composite shafts. I also like the longer grips and the ability to easy remove the pole straps as desired.

        Best poles for ski mountaineering

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Black Crows was born in the French Alps. These poles come from that steep skiing pedigree. Adjustables are completely over-rated and are a liability in the mountains. I've seen too many fail or break. The Furtis is the strongest pole I've ever had my hands on. You could rappel on a single one in a deadman configuration. The updated composite version is about 60 grams lighter each for the 125cm length. The long grips are awesome and the straight grip plunges nicely for transitions, hand rails on steeps or snow testing.