/ Recommend me some walking poles (flicklock only, not twistlock)
The BD aluminium ones if weight isn't an issue. I have used and abused mine for years, and only went over to the carbon ones as I lost one on a walk, and needed to replace a pair.
Bulletproof imo, (but NEVER fiddle with the screw in the flicklock without replacing it with threadlock, else they fall out!)
Agree. Totally re the twistlock. Squeeze locks even worse.
BDs z-poles are the go i think now. Fold really small, no locks at all.
I use the green alu ones as they take snow baskets, but the carbon ones are much lighter.
Super small and 4 season.
I have the normal distance FL myself. When I was looking I basically opened a separate Internet page with each pole in on the BD website (inc the ski poles) and closed them off on basis of what I was after until I was left with the one I bought.
Happy shopping :)
Mine sit on the outside of my pack and I don't mind the length of them because of that.
Almost Sane was showing off his new carbon fibre flick-lock poles in Roybridge a few weeks ago.
Karrimor from SportsDirect, £30 a pair:
But also shorter when fully extended.
Yes, but I've never found the need to use the poles extended to any longer than 120cm, which still leaves 5cm to spare with the Trail Compacts. Might be in an issue for anybody 6ft 4in tall, but probably not for most folk.
I use black diamond trails btw and reckon they're pretty awesome but z poles will pack a lot smaller.
The Z-locks with one flicklock are neat, adjustable and won't snag on rocks etc if carried inside the pack. I like the look of them. On the other hand they weigh quite a bit more and take up space in the pack, potentially snagging items inside. You might even get some mud on your new cagoule... sorry, hardshell ;-)
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