/ Black Diamond Ultra Mountain FL poles
I recently purchased a pair and I'm struggling with the locking mechanism on them. No matter what I try the segments of the poles easily come apart when placed in say wet mud.
Basically, the lock doesn't lock. Has any one else experienced similar problems?
After you've put the 3 pieces together, like tent poles, you need to slide the pole out until the little metal bit pops out, this stops the 3 segments coming apart. Then you can adjust the length using the Flicklock. Does that help?
They are indeed the green ones. I've looked at doing that. Where exactly should the pins pop out?
Thanks for the advice. Not got my poles to hand either but I will check tomorrow night.
I'll be in touch if still struggling.
Haha, glad it isn't only me. Have you used the poles much?
These poles are light, but seem to be lasting well so far. The flick lock is a brilliant system, much better than twisting and the handles are comfy. I also like how the continue some padding down the pole below the handle, this makes it easier to adjust the length on steep ground, without needing to adjust the Flicklock.
They can get in the way a bit when trying to navigate, but that's not specific to these poles, although you get used to it eventually.
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