Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock
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Four years old and still going strong. I have had…
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Four years old and still going strong.
- Compact well
- Shock absorber
- Locking mec
- Ability to 2-hand it
- Solid wrist strap
I have had a pair of these poles for four years now and as I get farther away from 50 I use them more and more.
They break down to the length of my pack. The shock system looks look it will never wear out unlike the old Leki system. They lock up tight and you just need to tighten a small screw if not, unlike the old twist system on the old Leki.
I have also had to 2-hand these poles when sliding down an avi slope still filled with snow. The straps are wide enough so they don't cut into your wrists. If I were to improve these the only thing I would do is make the top of the handle a little larger for better palming on steep descents.
They weigh just enough so you know they're there and you're not tripping over them.