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Wanted Looking for telescopic stocks for touring

Discussion in 'Gear Swap' started by Laska Goralska, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Laska Goralska

    Laska Goralska One of Us

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    Hi all,

    Looking to see if anyone’s keen to unload any decent adjustable touring stocks. Looking for something starting at 115cm and adjusting up from there.
     
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    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    The ones with long grips may be better. Have adjustable poles but i could never be bothered adjusting them. Of limited use if you are doing steep ups. May be useful for long flatish terrain.
     
  3. Laska Goralska

    Laska Goralska One of Us

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    Cheers SB, always happy to take advice from those in the know. Might expand my search to look for longer grips too.
     
  4. telemark fred

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    Wrap duct tape around the pole at a suitable spot below the grip to the diameter of the grip.

    Gives you a functionally short pole when using that as the alternative grip, and a always handy supply of duct tape as well!
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    how decent is decent?

    i moved up to black crows adjustables (very rock n roll) and have some swix twisties lying around.....some with tent pegs for tips that broke off, some without....ill have a look in the cupboard tonight, planning on flogging some gear n skis
     
  6. Laska Goralska

    Laska Goralska One of Us

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    The Macguyver-style duct tape option not a bad one.

    If I were to do that, or just grab longer stocks with longer grips, would it not give them a whole different feel in the hand though, given the additional length beyond the point of contact with the hand?
     
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    telemark fred One of Us

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    I have telescopic poles myself, and for long climbs or when skating I make them long - like 145cm or so long.
    I'm quite short, so I use 115cm going down hill.
    The duct tape grip below the main grip is good for traversing across very steep sidehills. I hold the uphill pole lower down, and then don't have to telescope it down to tiny - especially usefull if its just a short section (which the very steep bits often are)
     
  9. rowdyflat

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    I am not sure how experienced any of the givers of advice above really are but adjustable poles are really handy short for downhill , a bit longer for powder , longer for climbing or skating.
     
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    Use the same grip tape as is made for ice axes- DMM Grippy or Petzl griptape.
     
  11. Laska Goralska

    Laska Goralska One of Us

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    That seems like good advice. Might take the middle road and grab adjustables and whack some petzl tape belwo the handles as suggested to save farting about with adjustments for steep traverses.
     
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    Howdy LG, are you asking what shops carry telescopic poles or are you looking for an online bargain?

    I note you'll get a pretty good set of Black Diamonds for ~$130 or so!
     
  13. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

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    "I note you'll get a pretty good set of Black Diamonds for ~$130 or so! "

    Yes +1.I use those and they work!