Komperdell TI-7 Ultralight Foam Antishock
Price Paid: 94 CAD
I just picked these poles up recently for a hike into the Chilkoot Trail. I have never used poles before and fully expected them to be hanging off the pack after a few miles. Much to the contrary, I found them quite comfortable and practical.
They did get in the way on parts of the trail where the rocks swallowed them up but they earned back their respect on the snow fields higher up. They performed well technically for the most part but did on a couple of occasions collapse on the lower tube section for no apparent reason.
I was very impressed with the carbide tip and how well they gripped the rocks without sliding. Overall a good addition to my running gear.
Although the poles are light enough and comfortable to use, the locking system deteriorates soon with the use and it may be very hard or impossible to continue using. Before that, the system fails unless locked very tightly, and after use it may be very hard to unlock. A pity!
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Komperdell TI-7 Ultralight Foam Antishock Trekking Poles (pair)
Komperdell's TI-7 Ultralight Foam AS poles combine top level technology with extreme light weight. Features include the high quality TI-7 shafts, the Antishock Light absorption system and the new Stop Lock System.The TI-7 shafts are a specially developed aluminum alloy that is extremely light and slim. 3 sections of 16/14/12 mm and adjust from 74 cm to 140 cm. (29 in. to 55 in.)EVA-foam grip material is comfortable and lightweight.It has an exclusive Antishock Lite on/off cushioning system that relieves the joints and absorbs shock. The anti-shock devise is clicked on for downhill cushioning and is locked off to stabilize the pole when climbing.Automatic comfort straps: adjust without the use of a buckle for convenience. Lined with a soft, quick dry wicking material for comfort.Steel reinforced twist lock device for easy pole length adjustability.Stop Lock System - keeps the poles sections together to avoid accidental separation when adjusting the length.Vario Mini Baskets included.Carbide Flextips: concave, cylindrical tips offer secure hold on all terrain and surfaces; Carbide is extremely hard and durable; entire tip ferrule (Flextip) is replaceable.Minimum storage length 74 cm (29 in.).Weight: 8.7 oz each.Color: Blue and Silver.Import.
The Ti-7 Ultralight Foam Antishock Trekking Poles from Komperdell are designed with a super-slim, high quality tube made of a specially developed, optimally coordinated aluminum alloy. These hiking sticks are super soft with damping by progressive suspension, and provide a Antishock Light cushioning system with STOP LOCK-lock braking system. Compressed these poles packed size is 29.1" (74cm) and extended length is 55.1" (140cm).
- Altrec Outdoors