Replacement for LT4 tip section
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Ben Crocker
(alexdrewreed) - M

Locale: Kentucky
Replacement for LT4 tip section on 05/15/2013 16:11:52 MDT Print View

I broke a tip section of my GG LT4 pole this past weekend. Tip sections are out of stock at GG. Anyone have a replacement tip to sell or know of a possible alternative?

Bob Bankhead
(wandering_bob) - MLife

Locale: Oregon, USA
Replacement for LT4 tip section on 05/15/2013 17:35:14 MDT Print View

The LT4s accept the Leki tips and baskets.

Now if you broke the lower CF SHAFT section, then you've got a real problem. I managed to foolishly do that several years ago on the JMT and bought 2 new lower sections - one to replace the broken one and a spare for my gear closet.

Sorry, no, I won't sell the spare, or at least not for anything even vaguely approaching a reasonable cost.

God only knows what the supply problem is that has GG out of stock on these very popular poles for so long.

Ben Crocker
(alexdrewreed) - M

Locale: Kentucky
Replacement tip section on 05/15/2013 20:26:20 MDT Print View

Yeah, I need the whole tip section, not just the tip.

Mike W
(rcmike) - MLife

Locale: California
Tapered carbon tube on 05/16/2013 09:32:36 MDT Print View

You might want to search for tapered carbon tube. I found this:

http://www.rockwestcomposites.com/browse/round-carbon-fiber-tubing/tapered-carbon-tubing

You could also try the Composites Store but I didn't see tapered tube:

http://www.cstsales.com/Carbon_Fiber_Tubes.html

Mike

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Tapered carbon tube on 05/16/2013 09:53:06 MDT Print View

You might be able to learn something FROM THIS.

Ben Crocker
(alexdrewreed) - M

Locale: Kentucky
Good links on 05/16/2013 10:24:45 MDT Print View

Thanks for the links, guys. Nice repair, Greg. My break was quite high on the tip section. I thought about trying repair, but not sure it would have held as well up high on the shaft. Regardless, it broke on my last day as we were going through areas where I probably should have put away my poles anyway.

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
Repairs on 05/16/2013 10:59:22 MDT Print View

I have repaired both upper and lower sections. If its broken just above the taper then you can whittle down the taper and put it inside the broken section with epoxy. Mine pole has at least a thousand miles repaired in this manner. If its even higher you should be able to find an internal splint.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Repairs on 05/16/2013 13:42:36 MDT Print View

I now take nesting tubes that can splint an upper, a lower, or a tent pole. (I tightly wrap a skein of 2mm "emergency cord" and stuff it inside to utilize that volume.)

You can find thinwall brass tubing at most hardware stores, or at Michael's, in sizes to closely fit over both the uppers and the lowers. Clean up the shattered ends, slide the tubing over and tape it in place.

If an end is effectively destroyed/split for a number of inches I would suggest cutting back until you get to solid material. Otherwise one end could split around the other and then telescope in.


PoleSplint

I used this technique on a recent trip and pole held up well for the remaining 5 days.

Edited by greg23 on 05/16/2013 13:45:23 MDT.