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baldylox 12-06-2013 04:15 PM

Splitboarding....do I need poles?
 
Title says it all. What kind of poles are people using for splitboarding?

I have a set of old hiking poles.... Do I just need to get some big parachute baskets?

ETM 12-06-2013 04:20 PM

You want 3 piece collapsable poles so they dont stab you when riding down

linvillegorge 12-06-2013 04:36 PM

Got the flick locking ones too. The twist lock ones work fine for general hiking, but suck for splitboarding because they freeze up. I learned that one the hard way.

killclimbz 12-06-2013 04:39 PM

Black Diamond Expedition Poles or Z Poles are pretty much the standard right now. I have both.

ETM 12-06-2013 05:18 PM

I had a black diamond flick lock freeze on me last season.
Its important to pull the apart and remove the oxidisation every now and then

baldylox 12-06-2013 05:24 PM

Sweet! I ordered BD expedition poles. Thank you, gentlemen.

killclimbz 12-06-2013 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ETM (Post 1314785)
I had a black diamond flick lock freeze on me last season.
Its important to pull the apart and remove the oxidisation every now and then

I never had to pull them apart, but I do fully extend them and let them dry after each day out. I don't think I have ever had a flick lock freeze on me, but I have experienced the oxidation issues you speak which absolutely suck. Good point on that.

AcroPhile 12-06-2013 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by killclimbz (Post 1314889)
I never had to pull them apart, but I do fully extend them and let them dry after each day out.

Good idea. I usually don't think about leaving them extended to let them dry out.

ETM 12-06-2013 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by killclimbz (Post 1314889)
I never had to pull them apart, but I do fully extend them and let them dry after each day out. I don't think I have ever had a flick lock freeze on me, but I have experienced the oxidation issues you speak which absolutely suck. Good point on that.

Sorry poor wording on my behalf there. It was not the actual flick lock but a flick lock pole. I could undo the lock but I could not slide it down.
I put this down to oxidisation.

killclimbz 12-07-2013 07:02 AM

No worries ETM, I thought that is what you meant. You obviously know splitboarding.


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