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Derek Cox
(derekcox) - F

Locale: Southeast
GG Treklight Mod on 02/24/2008 20:32:14 MST Print View

Has anyone modified these poles so you can take them apart? I was hoping to try something like this and wanted to see if anyone had any ideas or experience with it. Would this ruin the stiffness of the poles?

Doug Johnson
(djohnson) - MLife

Locale: Washington State
Gossamer Gear Lightrek mod on 02/25/2008 07:40:27 MST Print View

I've heard of this being done. In fact, Gossamer Gear make some prototypes of a break-down version of their Lightrek pole built with pieces from Titanium Goat.

I tested one of these early poles and had terrible luck. The pole still felt fine but the reinforcing ring where the pole was cut broke free and the pole shattered on an impact.

Gossamer Gear had similar results with some other prototypes and decided to not bring this model to market.

I suspect the flexibility inherint in the Lightrek design was a major factor of this failure. If you make such a conversion, you'll want to really beef up the pole and the area of the cut.

This may be even trickier with the new tapered shafts of the Lightrek 3 (which is a SWEET pole, by the way!)

Best of luck!

Doug