Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leonard great locking mechanisim
I had given up on adjustables long ago because of poor locking devices. These are great and having the ability to lengthen the pole makes cruising the flats more like cruising.
March 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Noah good pole but adjustment clip needs work
I'm a ski patroller and just got a pair of these after wrecking my last set of carbons. These have been excellent so far - durable and easily adjustable. Much sturdier than other previous BD options in my opinion.
One major issue: the new clip design came undone as I was going through some trees/brush, and the pole came apart mid-turn. BD: there needs to be an additional locking mechanism on these things, since an impact from the side can open the clip.
February 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cort improvement from prior model but could be better
Poles are very stiff & light. I overall like the design of the new flicklock, the longer upper shaft and grips but improvements could be made and an issue first day out has me concerned.
First day out lower shaft of left pole came out twice while skiing in powder with a firm baselayer. Everything seemed fine on skin up with no slippage. Hopefully its just a matter of adjusting clamp, would have been bad if I was on a slope where I couldn't hike back up. Grip straps are nice but not thought out for XL hands. Extra strap is made to fit under an elastic loop once adjusted properly so it's not flopping around while skiing. When adjusted for XL gloves the extra strap length can't reach the loop but it's still 4"long, major oversight IMO. May need to break out duct tape for new expensive poles! These are replacing 10 y/o life-link carbon poles that gave me zero issues, time will tell if these will last and work as well after adjusting. Overall pretty happy with purchase.
January 6, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5
by Ryan Broken in under 15 days
Purchased a pair on sale to replace my BD Traverse poles that has lasted me 10 years. I was skeptical of buying carbon, but they were on sale for less then the traverse poles! Initially they seemed great and are definitely light weight. Yesterday while skating across a crosscut one snapped right above the basket. Very disappointing that they broke in less than 15 days of use. I just had to buy a new pair of traverses to replace these.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Will Great Poles!
Lightweight, adjustable, and can take a beating. Carbon doesn't dent like traditional aluminum poles and adjust-ability is great for touring. Flick lock is solid, holds well, and is easy to used while wearing gloves. Resort or backcountry, these are the only poles you'll need.
May 30, 2013