Eli Whitney has long been credited with the popularization of interchangeable and replaceable parts, an idea that’s been around since the late 1700’s. Thankfully, that lightbulb moment is still a technique being used today. Break a pole? Lose a basket? Our G3 pole parts listing should have you covered:
Grip Straps – Compatible with any G3 pole, these replaceable straps are sold in pairs and use a simple buckle-system to install on the pole and a slick adjustment system to tighten or loosen depending on personal preference weighs 18g each.
Powder Basket – Chances are good that if you ski in the backcountry, you ski a lot of powder. If you don’t ski a lot of powder, you might be doing it wrong. Replacement baskets found here. Weighs 20g each.
Flex Tips – The replacement tip for G3’s Via Carbon pole. Also known as a ferrule and weighs 16g each. 10.5mm inner diameter at the mouth.
Via Carbon Lower – Replacements for snapped carbon lowers. Available in either short or long depending on the length of your G3 Via Carbon pole. Long version weighs 118g each.
Via Aluminum Lower – Aluminum lowers for the Via poles that are interchangeable with the Carbon version. Available in short or long, depending on pole length.
The G3 powder baskets are.... eh... Kinda flexy. Not bad, but after a while it becomes hard to flip a radical heel rising with the basket even though that is how it is designed. Otherwise the shape is great and stops the plunging!
Comment on this review:
Today the bottom portion of my Via Carbons snapped -- but they're long not short -- any chance you guys can get a hold of the long Via Carbon lower portion? Thanks!!
Hey Dana, sorry to hear that! Shoot us an email at email@example.com and we'll see what we can dig up for ya!
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David R Otten
Does this basket screw on or push on?
David, the basket does screw on. Usually you will need to push a bit to get the threads to bite.