Leki Makalu Antishock
Price Paid: $100
These poles are light and comfortable. The biggest drawback - I did not find the locking element very reliable. Basically the pole collapses whenever more weight is put on it - e.g. when you need it the most.
The locking element is not easy to engage again after it has collapsed. Often I have to disassemble the pole and play with it so that it engages. This is not a good situation to be if you are in the middle of a steep ground and have to jiggle your balance while trying to make the poles work.
Overall I was expecting more from Leki made poles.
Price Paid: $85
Great poles! Light enough without going crazy, comfortable hand grips, good anti-shock, strong and stable. The hand straps even have soft cloth on the inside to prevent chaffing when not using gloves.
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The Leki Makalu AS is a burly workhorse of a trekking pole. A wrist-saving antishock system reduces the impact of the ground without compromising your uphill climbing power. Strong heat-treated 7075 aluminum keeps the poles rigid and lightweight making the Makalu great poles when you’ve got a heavy pack on your back. Weight: 16 OZ
Positive Angle COR-TEC Grip. Automatic Comfort Strap. Super Lock System. Soft Antichock System Lite. Anodized Finish. Interchangeable Basket System. Carbide Flextip. Weight: 21 oz/pair, Length: 68-145 cm.
- Massey's Outfitters
Features Series Mountain Trek Model # 2031 Name Makalu Antishock AS Shaft Aluminum 3-section / 21.4 oz per pr. Grip Ergo Soft Rubber Strap Auto Comfort Strap Finish Sublimated Basket(s) Performance Trek Basket Sizes
On Sale. Free Shipping. Leki Makalu AS Trekking Poles (Pair) (Fall 2007) The Makalu AS is the trekking pole that put LEKI on the map and more hikers on the rail than any other pole model. Features LEKI's original, natural rubber ErgoSOFT grip but has been outfitted with all of the new locks and shocks! 3-section, 7075 Series heat-treated Aluminum shafts adjust from 69-140cm and are the strongest available. Shaft sections carry a lifetime warranty against breakage. The award winning Super Lock System allows the pole length to be adjusted with the least amount of torque (hand strength) and offers the most secure in.holdin. of any other pole locking system in the world. Automatic comfort straps adjust without the use of a buckle for convenience and comfort.Features ErgoSOFT grips Super Lock System (SLS) Soft Antishock System (SAS) Carbide Flextips