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Black Diamond Pole Parts

Brand: Black Diamond
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Whether you like some powder or lots of powder, Black Diamond makes the right size basket for you. If you cut off your straps and later regret it, maybe you can find replacements here. Various BD ski pole widgets are listed below.

Powder Baskets – Two 100mm wide baskets that come in gray or black. 18 grams each.

Compact Powder Baskets – Cutouts help prevent the basket from pushing the tip out of the snow. 16g.

Freeride Baskets – Slightly slimmer for going faster, the 75mm baskets are sold in pairs. 12g each.

Helio Baskets - Lightweight baskets with hooked points to help articulate buckles and climbing blocks. Note these only work with Helio poles. 16g each

Indexed 3/4 Baskets - Big 3/4 powder basket with a notch to keep them from spinning around the tip. 14g each

by Peter L (downright abused product)
Not too much to say on something as simple as a pole basket. Nice that BD provides a few options. They do wear out over several seasons but hey, that's why you can buy them here.

Here are a few tips (no pun) to help others:

- Helio baskets ONLY fit Helio poles - they are a much larger inner diameter. Learned this the hard way. Skimo.co exchanged for me though!

- Compact baskets sound good in theory, but there is no way I've found to stop them from rotating, so the supposed benefit of better tip penetration doesn't really materialize. Too bad.

- The little olive-shaped ferrules that hold the baskets onto the pole shaft are available through BD directly. You have to email them though as they don't list them on their site.

- Bonus hack: I had a pair of $7 aluminum XC ski poles I picked up from Goodwill that I wanted to use as a cheap set of lightweight poles, but the XC style tip didn't provide enough penetration nor flotation (on hard and soft snow respectively). However, you can buy BD "Flex tips" elsewhere and replace the XC baskets/tips with them, then put on your standard BD ski basket. So you can convert XC ski poles to a nice tip setup for less than $20. Also works for trekking poles.
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Question from Jay Roberts
What is the diameter and hole size for the basket? Will it fit a k2 5 speed pole?
Answer from Jeff M
We measured the inside diameter of the Powder basket at 13.7mm. We don't have a K2 pole to measure, hope that works for you.
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Question from Matha Hunt
Are Helio or Freeride baskets lighter/ There is no weight given for the Helio baskets?
Will both options fit on a Black diamond Razor carbon ski pole?
Answer from Nate
Hi Matha, the Helio basket is not compatible with the Razor carbon pole. In this case the Freeride basket is your best option.
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Question from cmott
I lost a basket off my old 2 piece flick lock ski poles, I ordered and received replacement powder baskets, but I need the threaded sleeve piece that the basket screws into...Haven't been able to locate this piece???
Answer from eric
Cmott, We currently do not have that part in stock. We will have to check if it is available.
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Question from Rich
Do the grey compactor baskets with cutouts to snap folded poles into come in a set of two?
Answer from jbo
Hi Rich, yes all the baskets are sold in pairs.
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Question from Ruth
Will these fit all poles ?
Answer from jbo
Hi Ruth, it doesn't fit all poles, just ones with a replaceable basket mechanism similar to Black Diamond's.
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by Benski (used product regularly)
Pick up a pair of powder baskets to keep for deep days. Nothing is worse than losing a basket in Cascade Concrete and not having a spare to screw on (you might also be able to just find some in the spring at the trailhead). Green works well to differentiate your baskets when you lose em:)
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