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Leigh Baker
(leighb) - F

Locale: Northeast Texas Pineywoods
Question re: SoloMid w/Pacer Poles on 05/11/2012 17:38:15 MDT Print View

In my search I read a 2 yr old trip report from a member here that said he used Pacer Poles with a cuben SoloMid and only had to carry the rubber "street" tips. Sent him a pm but haven't heard back (maybe he's out on another trip.) Just wondering if anyone else has a Solomid and uses PP's with them. I recently bought a pr from the gear swap, but didn't get the rubber "street feet." It seems the only way to buy them directly from PP is as a kit with baskets,etc. All I want are the feet. I'm wondering if anyone has substituted a different brand for the tips?
And,are the poles long enough without jacks? Seems like he turned the poles with the handles to the ground, hence the need for the tips.

Thanks!

Edited by leighb on 05/11/2012 17:38:56 MDT.

Seth Brewer
(Whistler) - MLife

Locale: www.peaksandvalleys.weebly.com
Could work on 05/11/2012 17:47:07 MDT Print View

I haven't used the PP , nor do I know how long they extend to - but I did use a Cuben SoloMid on my Thru of the A.T last year. I used the Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork poles that extended to 145cm (but think I put them up around 135 - 140cm most of the time). I did not need a pole jack for my trekking poles. I also put them Handles UP (even with the angle in the grips (not as severe angle as in the PP)). I'd try it first putting the handles up and see if it works - if not just browse a few REI / EMS / or even Walmart type stores and try to find a cheap generic tip for them (you could probably even drill out the inside a bit if you needed them to be wider then they come. Good luck !

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Question re: SoloMid w/Pacer Poles on 05/11/2012 18:32:14 MDT Print View

Leigh,

I just looked at the PP website and the tips look similar to most other trekking poles. If so, REI has several models to choose from:

http://www.rei.com/product/753993/rei-trekking-pole-tip-protectors

http://www.rei.com/product/807598/black-diamond-trekking-pole-tip-protectorswalking-tips-pair

http://www.rei.com/product/750120/leki-rubber-walking-tips-pair

The first pair is probably what you'd need, as they are just covers. The last two are used while walking, probably on hard rock or sidewalks to prolong the life of the tips. Finally, I'll bet you could find something around the house or at a hardware store that could be used.

Roger B
(rogerb) - MLife

Locale: Here and there
Re: Question re: SoloMid w/Pacer Poles on 05/11/2012 23:06:03 MDT Print View

I have PP, and use them with the DuoMid, you can place the handles down, or up. As for street feet, I have used several different types and they have all fitted.

Edited by rogerb on 05/11/2012 23:06:54 MDT.

Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
Question re: SoloMid w/Pacer Poles on 05/12/2012 02:38:24 MDT Print View

http://www.summitandvalley.com/2011/10/used-and-abused-from-aviemore-to-blair.html

Leigh Baker
(leighb) - F

Locale: Northeast Texas Pineywoods
Thanks guys! on 05/12/2012 05:08:17 MDT Print View

Just what I needed to know, appreciated as always!

Edited by leighb on 05/12/2012 05:11:10 MDT.