K2 LockJaw Carbon/Alu
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The K2 Lockjaw is a brilliantly versatile backcountry ski pole. The patent pending LockJaw clamp allows on-the-fly adjustments with or without gloves. Lower shafts can screw together to create an emergency or back-up avalanche probe. New bubble vial inclinometer determines slope angle. Carbon Upper and 7075 Aluminum Lower. Dual-Density Grip with utility hook. Two sizes. Small adjusts 100-130cm, Large adjusts 115-145cm Winter 2011/2012 product
Maybe you're the sort of tour warrior who needs a checklist so you don't forget something or maybe you just love multi-functional gear. The K2 LockJaw Adjustable Carbon/Aluminum Probe Pole is built to be the dedicated backcountry skier's tough-but-lightweight 3-in-1 tool. It's made from a lightweight Triax carbon upper combined with a durable aluminum lower. Flip open the lever of the LockJaw2 adjustment mechanism, adjust your pole sections to the length you want, and the over-center cam locks down securely when you flip the lever closed for no fussing and more laps. A bubble vial inclinometer is built into the handle of the pole so you can get quick slope angle measurements on the go, and the snow-depth ruler is marked onto the shaft of this pole. The lower shafts screw together to form a 200cm probe so you can stay prepared and keep your kit lightweight. You want this pole if you're into dawn, dusk, or powder patrols far away from the help of ski patrol.
Always have a back-up with the Lockjaw Carbon and Aluminum Probe Poles from K2. A Triax-reinforced carbon upper and durable aluminum lower section give you a well-balanced pole that can handle loads of abuse. The Lockjaw2 mechanism is rock-solid, and the bubble vial inclinometer provides a good starting point for assessing safety.
- Mountain Gear
Built for backcountry touring, the lightweight K2 LockJaw Carbon/Alu ski poles have a built-in inclinometer and a snow-depth ruler that come in handy when you're assessing the snowpack. Triax carbon fiber upper shafts combine with 7075 aluminum lower shafts that keep the poles very light and strong. Bubble inclinometer located near the grip lets you easily determine the steepness of a slope before you ski it, an important step in avalanche assessment. LockJaw clamping mechanisms offer glove-friendly clamping and easy release; poles adjusts from 105 - 145cm (42 - 58 in.) long. BackSide grips feature small hooks that work to adjust your binding heel lifts or unbuckle your boots, and soft thermoplastic rubber material offers excellent grip. Inverted centimeter markings let you to flip the poles upside down to measure depth of the snowpack. Webbed powder baskets offer a large surface area for maximum flotation in the backcountry; threaded design lets you easily take the baskets off and put them back on. K2 LockJaw Carbon/Alu ski poles have molded, adjustable straps that support your wrists.