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Dynafit PDG Expert Poles

Brand: Dynafit
Model: PDG Expert
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Availability: In Stock
Price: $99.95
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Dynafit has expertly combined carbon and Titanal® into a pole designed for the PDG. Of course, what is good enough for the epic Patrouille De Glacier ski mountaineering race is also good enough for the local skimo circuit or ski mountaineering in general. The PDG Expert pole is stiff and light in the carbon upper two-thirds, and more robust to impact damage in the alloyed lower third. The inexpensive pole also features Dynafit’s patented butterfly basket, which can spread its wings to adapt to the contour of the terrain. That reduces slip outs, which, combined with the race weight, makes for one of the most efficient poles on the market.

  • Rock Protection zone on the lower shaft takes more abuse than pure carbon.
  • Innovative basket rivals the male blue morpho butterfly in aesthetics and adaptability.
  • Low overall weight reduces arm fatigue while being stiff enough to transfer power.
  • Foam grip, removable neoprene loop, and carbide tip will stand the test of time.
Lengths (cm) 125, 135
-> ounces
149g [125]
156g [135]
Weight (pair) 298g [125]
312g [135]
Sections 1
Grip Foam
Basket & Tip Butterfly + XC Carbide
Specs Verified Yes
Materials Carbon upper, titanal lower
Skimo Co Says
Usage Aggressive racing
Notes Rock protection zone made of titanal
Bottom Line Affordable hybrid pole
by Aaron O (used product regularly)
I am 5'9" and use the 135 length. These do exactly what you expect - extremely light, very durable (so far), and angled basket allow for good purchase on high angle hard snow. I love the straps - simple old-school nordic style classical straps on long soft grips. Solid pole, efficient power transfer - not much more to ask for.
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by Jake D (used product regularly)
I tend to change grip positions frequently and don't care much for straps when ascending. I should have looked more closely at the picture before ordering, but the grip has no shape for your fingers to wrap around or sit on. This makes it a little harder to grip without using the straps. Maybe this is a race thing I'm not familiar with. I also like to put my palm over the top of the downhill pole during steeper traversing and the top of this pole is somewhat pointed and uncomfortable in this position.

Otherwise, the pole seems great. Very light. The tips are sharp and bite into firm snow and even ice very well. Basket shape works well. The lower metal section seems to serve its purpose of sustaining abuse just fine.

I've used them mostly for training in the resort and on a few tours. How they'll hold up to regular backcountry use depends on the magnitude of shenanigans involved and how careful you are. I'm not afraid of breaking them on a daily basis but I wouldn't call them "bomber" either. I'll continue to use them on tours where I want to go light.
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Question from Jake D
Are the poles sold individually or as a pair?
Answer from jbo
Hi Jake, these come as a pair. Of what we carry, only the Whippet is sold individually.
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