I wanted to make some MYO CF poles for myself and my wife, after seeing some projects from Jay Ham, Jason Klass and Casey Bowden. Our old poles were about 16oz and 18oz, so I thought we could use a little upgrade. We also bought some REI Peak UL poles (6.4oz) during the big sale recently, which brought the weights down, but we could still go lower, and cheaper.
I sourced some CF poles on ebay, and found some "Saltwater Foam Tapered Grip" fishing pole handles at Cabelas ($5 each 0.625 ID), and topped them off with some Leki pole tips ($13). The poles measured 40", and were perfect for my wife (5’4”). For me, I added a 5" extension, and hid that inside the handle. I glued them together with Gorilla Glue on the handles, and craft glue on the tips. The final lengths were 100cm for my wife's pair, and 115cm for mine.
In the end, the weights were:
Naked poles: 2.8oz
Leki Tips: 0.4oz
Total: 4.6oz (100cm), 5.4oz (115cm)