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Josh Brock

Locale: Outside
bd with shocks on 04/22/2013 11:38:29 MDT Print View

I just returned my BD carbon poles in favor of my old BDs with the shocks. I love those things and did not like the cork handles on the new ones or the lack of a shock which I apparently had grown accustom to.

Rudy Hassall
(WindedBowhunter) - F

Locale: MidAtlantic
Exped Explorer 130 SA on 04/22/2013 18:30:05 MDT Print View

I have had great success with my Exped Explorer 130 SA Trekking Poles. I have carried some precious cargo in on back for over 12 miles. I have carried my son in a child carrier and relied heavily on these poles, especially coming down the mountain.

I have used these poles on hunts, AT jaunts and family trips. I have never had them fail on me, they compress down to fit instide a airline carry-on backpack.

Ciro on Daddy's back climbing Old Rag with his Exped Explorer 130 SA Poles

Edited by WindedBowhunter on 04/22/2013 18:36:02 MDT.

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Poles on 04/22/2013 19:56:38 MDT Print View

FWIW, you can take the lower section of a GG LT4 pole and toss it into a 3 piece BD pole as the bottom section (tested with the BD Alpine Carbon Cork). The advantage is that the pole can extend 10-15" longer, which may be what you need.