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Old 12-06-2013, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 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?
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You want 3 piece collapsable poles so they dont stab you when riding down
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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.
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Black Diamond Expedition Poles or Z Poles are pretty much the standard right now. I have both.
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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
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Sweet! I ordered BD expedition poles. Thank you, gentlemen.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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No worries ETM, I thought that is what you meant. You obviously know splitboarding.
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