This is the classic - every backcountry skier or snowboarder needs at least one pair of these in the quiver. The Black Diamond Traverse Ski Poles are all-aluminum two-piece adjustable poles made even better this year with the bomber Flicklock® Pro stainless steel adjustment system. This pole is tough as nails, doesn't slip when you plant it hard, and when you do break a shaft you can replace it cheaply through Black Diamond's website. Everyone from backcountry beginners to badass first descenders uses these.
16 mm (.63") aluminum upper with 14 mm (.55") aluminum lower
New lightweight grip extensions for quick, secure choke-ups
Short: 95-145 cm (37-57"); Large: 105-155 cm (41-61")
Flicklock® Pro Adjustability
Dual density rubber for comfort and confident hold
Grip Large leverage lip for buckle and climbing bar adjustment
Wishbone-shaped strap hangs open for easy access.
100 mm (4") Powder Baskets
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Comments about Black Diamond Traverse Adjustable Ski Poles 2015:
Very light but very durable. Used to snowshoe up and board down. Downfall is that they are not the triples, which I now have and which are best for snowboarders. I did lose a basket on the first day of use, though. Make sure to get extra baskets!