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Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock

photo: Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock antishock trekking pole

Black Diamond continues to set the bar…


  • Durable aluminum
  • Comfortable handles
  • Easily adjustable and setup
  • Anti-shock pads
  • Snow baskets included


  • Rubber tips not included

This is my second set of Black Diamond trekking poles, and these are just as good as my “old“ poles. The shock absorbing system on these poles are a surprisingly nice feature. It is also nice that they come with the snow basket, but for the price I am surprised they do not come with the rubber tips.

As I have gotten older (50+), I rely more and more on my trekking poles. I frequently (weekly) carry a pack for distances of 5-10 miles, and am looking forward to really putting these through their paces. But so far, they measure up to my expectations.


Previous Black Diamond, Leki

Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: $110

Four years old and still going strong.


  • Compact well
  • Shock absorber
  • Locking mech
  • Ability to two-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 like 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 two-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.

Source: bought via a "pro deal"

All around great product—five stars.


  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Interchangeable tips


  • Have not found anything wrong with these poles.

These poles are great. Easy to adjust. Great shock absorbers. Great support. Carbon interchangeable tips.

Best on the market.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $110

Best trekking poles I've owned. Locks are secure and don't all. Great quality.


  • Great for trail hiking


  • Replacement rubber tips are very small

If you're looking for quality trail poles, then look no further. Quality, comfort, and durability—these trekking poles have it all!

Once adjusted they stay locked in place without any slipping. Excellent hand grips and wrist straps. The shock system is not too spongy, nice and firm not sloppy. Carbide tips are great.

My only complaint is that the replacement rubber tips are very small. But not a deal breaker.

Very happy with the quality. Looking forward to many years of trekking with them! 

Source: bought it new

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