Light as Heli-o-um! Yet somehow stronger than your average carbon pole. The Black Diamond Helio Poles are inflation-molded into single, streamlined poling machines. The “grip” is simply part of the molded design, obviating the need for weighty or complex hand holders. Ditto for the touring rest that allows you to choke up on the pole when side-hilling or booting. The wrist straps a..
Piuma means featherweight in Italian. Vertical means vertical in English. Simple word math leads to a featherweight pole meant for skiing some vertical. The Piuma Vertical Pole is a 100% carbon fiber shaft appended with sleek Vertical race baskets. Ski Trab constructed the pole with a coiled ribbon of carbon fiber, which allows some flex to make it more durable. They were not afrai..
The Vapor Carbon 1 is a simple, strong pole that has an extended grip for choking up on skin tracks. Made with 100% carbon fiber, the pole is ultralight and stiff which makes it great for racing and efficient touring. The poles have adjustable hand straps and sharp, hardened tips for breaking through crust. Black Diamond includes two sets of baskets with the set of poles so you can..
“AlpAttack” is Fischer for “top of the podium”. Be it a World Cup, local Tuesday night series, or F.K.T. attempt, the AlpAttack series aims for the tippy-top and encourages you to follow suit. The pole is no exception to this speedy pedigree. The grip is contoured for optimal propulsion and the soft cork insulates your hands in cold conditions. A long EVA foam extension is employed..
Carbon fiber and Titanal® assemble in joyous union to offer a lightweight and durable pole built for speed and reliability. The Dynafit Speed pole is designed around high-end training and racing but burly enough for the local skimo adventures. The Speed is a fixed-length poker made of two sections. The upper is light & stiff carbon fiber and the lower is a robust metal designed..
Also known as the Gara Aero World Cup poles, these Ski Trab sticks are designed for race abuse. Made with Ergal aluminum, the poles have a bending resistance of 60kg / mmq, meaning they are more resilient than a typical carbon fiber pole. While not the lightest, they make up for it in price and durability. The race baskets are a new design from Trab, with equal parts powder push an..
With enough versatility to satisfy guides and pole-enthusiasts, the Speed Vario is light enough that even racers will jump for joy. This Dynafit stick does it all and does it well, the epitome of a high-performance ski touring pole. The EVA grip is ergonomic and carries an extension for choking up or side-hilling while still at full-length. The quest for reliable length-adjustment ..
The Magico poles are hybrid adjustables that are stronger than most. Ski Trab integrated Kevlar into the coiled carbon fiber lower to add a second layer of strength where you need it most. The coiled design allows some give before snapping like some fiber poles, and the dual construction offers the benefits of two ultralight and strong fibers. The upper shaft is 16mm of worry-free ..
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If you like strong, lightweight backcountry ski poles with lots of amenities, G3 nails it for you. The Via Carbon is an adjustable pole that is durable enough for big adventures and handy enough for daily touring. With a Quick Flick utility tab on the handle, you can easily adjust your riser positions. Ergonomic handles and side-hill grips make you want to not let go. The Asymmetri..
Suggestive of a good match with the Maestro skis, the poles with the same name are similarly designed to be reliable tools in the high mountains. Built with tough Ergal aluminum, the single shaft poles have no moving parts and are built to just work. The extended grips allow for choking up when traversing across a slope. The three-quarter baskets provide support in the soft snow ye..
Fischer has built a robust Titanal pole for use anywhere on the mountain. Titanal is a high-strength aluminum alloy which is less likely to break due to the addition of titanium. Of course, titanium is low-density, resulting in a very light, stiff pole shaft. The Fischer Vario Ti is a two-piece, telescoping pole topped with extended EVA foam for gripping in various hand positions. ..
We are forever indebted to Andrew McLean, designer of the Whippet. With dozens (hundreds?) of known uses, the iconic pole is a staple of ski mountaineering. Once you get over the mental hurdle of skiing with a sword in your hand, you begin to discover the wisdom. Post-discovery, you begin to carry two.
Designed as a self-arrest device, the Whippet is moderately capable of stoppi..
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A better name for this product would be 3-Piece Whippet. Sure the lower two sections are made of carbon fiber, but that just serves to save some grams, allowing for an extra segment without much change in overall weight. The pole still has as many uses as the iconic Whippet, it just collapses down smaller so you can stow it more easily on/in your pack.
Stainless steel pick is..
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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. 19 grams (0.7 ounces) each.
Compact Powder Baskets – Cutouts help prevent the b..
When you finally learned to not run with scissors, your mother probably thought she had finished her job and never imagined you'd be skiing with an ice axe in your hand. Do yourself and your mother a favor by keeping this on your axe when not in use. This Black Diamond Protector protects you from picks of all sorts, but especially those found on a Whippet pole. This is the safety d..
Tired of deciding whether to bring an ice axe along with your Whippet or Whippets? Here is the answer: Bring the Whippet(s) and a Conehead(s). Coneheads convert any Black Diamond Whippet into a tool you can plunge into the snow. Just remove the lower section of your pole and slide in a Conehead and you now have an tool to plunge like an axe. They also come with a handy bungee to se..
Ski Trab pole replacement parts to fix or upgrade your poles. All baskets are sold in pairs.
Vertical Baskets - Race pole baskets that measure 6.5cm x 6.5cm. For Trab Vertical poles. 18 grams with the included metal tips.
Gara Baskets - Bigger, rounder race baskets that are found on the aluminum Piuma Gara poles. Better in powder than the Vertical baskets.
Evo Baskets - 3/..
It sucks to buy a new pole just because a part was knocked off by a passing tree. See below for some pole parts available from Dynafit.
Ultralight Pole Straps - The same Ultralight Pole straps found on the Carbonio pole. Please note these are sold with black webbing rather than the green webbing shown in the picture.
Butterfly 2.0 Baskets - The updated edition of the user-fav..