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@Old Fartbag, I am anyway speeding past them, no worries...
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@Old Fartbag, I am anyway speeding past them, no worries...

That was the answer I was expecting.

Maybe get some longer poles, which will slow you down enough for them to keep up!!
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DB wrote:
Never seen anybody go to the trouble of having different pole lengths on a ski tour. Have touring poles with long grips that run far down the poles, just hold the uphill pole lower down when skinning up something steep. Recently gone from 3 piece to 2 piece poles. They don‘t collapse down as far but feel more sturdy than the 3 piece poles.


+1 to the adjusting poles to different lengths - hence the extended handle!!

And yes if a skier, you don't need 3 piece poles as one more thing to go wrong over 2 piece poles etc
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@Old Fartbag, or just let old age catch up? wink
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I’ve bought the Black Crows Duo for anyone that cares
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Weathercam wrote:

And yes if a skier, you don't need 3 piece poles as one more thing to go wrong over 2 piece poles etc


Got me thinking, does a ski tourer really need 3 piece poles? I very rarely collapse my poles down on a ski tour and when I do I normally have my skis on my back that are at least 167 cm long (e.g. on a via ferrata / Klettersteig, or dropping down on a rope) so a 45cm 3 piece pole is not going to give me much advantage over a 2 piece 85cm pole. I see that even some 3 piece poles are 70cm long, probably the ones that have a longer grip.
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DB wrote:
Weathercam wrote:

And yes if a skier, you don't need 3 piece poles as one more thing to go wrong over 2 piece poles etc


Got me thinking, does a ski tourer really need 3 piece poles? I very rarely collapse my poles down on a ski tour and when I do I normally have my skis on my back that are at least 167 cm long (e.g. on a via ferrata / Klettersteig, or dropping down on a rope) so a 45cm 3 piece pole is not going to give me much advantage over a 2 piece 85cm pole. I see that even some 3 piece poles are 70cm long, probably the ones that have a longer grip.


When I need a collapsible pole not an adjustable I have fixed length 4 piece poles. But it's much more a climbing/mountaineering/hiking thing where they need to be small on the outside or inside a pack.
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DanFuller wrote:
I’ve bought the Black Crows Duo for anyone that cares


Dan, we *all* care...

I’ve got a pair of Duos and they are great as long as you set them where you need them and leave them there - i have found them not to be repeatedly adjustable because, unfortunately the over dead centre lever is fashioned to comprise two parallel strips which join at the tip pad where the thumb naturally sits when tightening the lever. If it’s very tight, the lever can bend at the weaker mid point - the two strips - so you end up not tightening the joint further but bending the lever. I have moved to pressing on the lever at the mid point With the ball of my hand rather than pressing on the tip of the lever.

You can tune the tightness of the lever using a screwdriver on the adjuster - i eventually got a sweet spot.

Buy some spare baskets because they can unclip and disappear... I got some spares for EUR 4 each.
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