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Snowboard WTB: Collapsible Poles

Discussion in 'Gear Swap' started by Chondro, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. Chondro

    Chondro Dedicated Member
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    After a set or two of collapsible poles for touring.

    I'm chasing a set, so are 2 friends.
    Thought would check if any second hand sets are about before purchasing new.

    cheers
     
  2. Ricardo64

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    Hey Chondo
    what are you looking for in particular, you can get collapsable poles from from $15 - $215.
    this may vary from aluminium to carbon or a combination.
    I personally look for
    1) weight
    2) collapsable length

    what length you looking for ?
     
  3. Chondro

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    I think around the 120cm mark (im about 6ft)
    friend is about 5'9 - 5'10

    Have picked up a set of Black diamond carbon collapsables for myself, looking for something similar for them too
     
  4. Ricardo64

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    Chondro,
    there is an actual formulae for ski pole length.

    Pole length
    Is determined by your fore arm being in the parallel position to the ground ( ie: from the ground to your elbow)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umCdXy2khSo


    If the brain trust could correct me if I get this wrong..
     
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  5. Barras

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    If you are still after some poles i have a couple of used sets of these, 115cm - 135cm
     
  6. Scooter

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    Hey @Barras - put me on the list for being interested depending on condition (what are they like?) and cost (how much?).

    Where did you get them and how much? I lost a pair of cheapy's (only 2 section tube so stuck out a fair bit) out of my backpack 2 seasons ago and had been looking at the these. They were $100 odd USD on the couple of occasions I checked instore last season so too rich for me as I have seen them much cheaper just never got around to it online.
     
  7. Barras

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    I bought them from the US a couple of years ago, i guess they are in good condition as this is what we have been skiing with them when travelling, Selling for $30 per set, i have 3 sets available.
     
  8. Scooter

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    Hey @Barras - count me in for the best of the 3 sets then :D

    I'll send you a PM

    There was another thread about collapsible poles awhile ago - Ill try and find it and link them to this thread in case they haven't sorted something and you don't sell the other 2 sets to @Chondro
     
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    Ill take the other 2 sets if you have them still @Barras
     
  11. Chondro

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    Can you PM me your number and ill get my 2 mates to give you a call and organise it with you, where abouts are you located
     
  12. Barras

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    Done.
     
  13. Scooter

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    Hey @Chondro - you never answered above - what did you end up getting yourself and how much (and I'll add from where)?