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J P
(jpovs) - F - M

Locale: North Shore
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork on 06/20/2013 15:53:58 MDT Print View

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Edited by jpovs on 06/15/2014 14:19:56 MDT.

J P
(jpovs) - F - M

Locale: North Shore
Re: Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork on 06/20/2013 15:58:04 MDT Print View

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Edited by jpovs on 06/15/2014 14:20:29 MDT.

Ian Van Halen
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork on 06/20/2013 16:08:06 MDT Print View

I'm not familiar with TTT but I'm guessing it's not third tier toilet.

Does that mean that they are gone because I can't find them.

J P
(jpovs) - F - M

Locale: North Shore
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork on 06/20/2013 16:09:19 MDT Print View

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Edited by jpovs on 06/15/2014 14:21:02 MDT.

Ian Van Halen
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Losing my mind on 06/20/2013 16:15:39 MDT Print View

I need to buy two and the price is unbelievable but I can't find it. I tried the search function under gear and Black Diamond doesn't show up.

How long until the deal expires? I'm heading home so I can try to make the purchase off of my computer.

Edit: Called my wife at home and she saved the day. Just ordered two with five minutes to spare. I owe you a beverage of your choice!

Edited by IDBLOOM on 06/20/2013 16:22:47 MDT.

J P
(jpovs) - F - M

Locale: North Shore
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork on 06/20/2013 16:21:49 MDT Print View

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Edited by jpovs on 06/15/2014 14:19:25 MDT.

Ian Van Halen
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Something wrong with my settings on 06/20/2013 16:24:16 MDT Print View

When I went to their website, instead of the deal du jour, it was taking me to another page. Fortunately my wife was able to pick up two. Thanks again!

Rich V.
(Rich1az)

Locale: Desert Southwest
Round 2 on 06/20/2013 22:28:54 MDT Print View

These poles are listed as an upcoming deal and should be available within the hour..

Ian Van Halen
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Carbon Cork back on deck on 06/20/2013 23:29:43 MDT Print View

Concern. It says "Pole" not "Poles."

Hopefully I didn't screw this up earlier.

One picture is of a pair so I'm going to take it at a typo.

EDIT well those sold quick!

EDIT EDIT Steep and Cheap just responded and they were sold as a pair.

Edited by IDBLOOM on 06/21/2013 12:54:50 MDT.

Chad B
(CenAZwalker) - F

Locale: Southwest
Also at SunnySports on 06/21/2013 10:31:17 MDT Print View

Not as good of a deal, but SunnySports has them for $84.95.

http://www.sunnysports.com/Catalog.aspx?op=ItemDisplay&ProductID=BKDACCN&Page=1&Term=alpine%20carbon&Hit=1

Daniel Russell
(Superfluous_Grizzly)

Locale: Creation
Weight is no concern? on 06/21/2013 12:36:30 MDT Print View

What is the appeal to these? They are kind of heavy for trekking poles at 1lb a pair.

There are at least a dozen poles I can think of that would be lighter, with the same features, for around the same ticket price.

Link .
(annapurna) - MLife
Re: Weight is no concern? on 06/21/2013 12:45:04 MDT Print View

Like which poles?8oz a piece,carbon fiber,flick lock,minimum length 25",long grips and cost can be had for $65-$85?

Ian Van Halen
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Weight is no concern? on 06/21/2013 12:46:32 MDT Print View

I'm a large mammal and the carbon corks are bomber. I came down on my last pair pretty hard after tripping over a rock and they took the abuse without flinching and saved me from redecorating my face.

Seems I'm reading trip reports on a monthly basis where an LT4 is broken. Probably a very high percentage of BPLers are using them so that would account for the frequency as well.

Unfortunately I either left my last pair at the trailhead or they were stolen out of my truck.

To each their own.

EDIT Yes the LT4S spec out 5.3 oz (each) lighter than the BD Carbon Corks but I'm quite content with them and not looking for a replacement.... other than replacing the ones I lost.

Edited by IDBLOOM on 06/21/2013 12:53:23 MDT.

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
SKURKA EFFECT on 06/21/2013 13:06:33 MDT Print View

he has tested a lot of stuff and gives these his highest marks (he takes lt3's on fast and light trips). thats good enough for me.

spelt the enigmatic
(spelt) - F

Locale: SW/C PA
Re: Weight is no concern? on 06/21/2013 13:29:50 MDT Print View

For as often as I have heard of LT4s snapping, there is no way I would buy them. I don't have the $$$ to replace a major item of gear every season, and poles are the same as shoes or pants to me, i.e. things that get scraped and wet and dirty and that I'm not going to baby. I have the BD Trails (aluminum/foam version of the carbon/corks). At 18 oz/pair they're not featherweight but they are a four season pole and the only pair I expect to need for a long time.

Ian Van Halen
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork on 06/26/2013 13:50:23 MDT Print View

BD carbon corks should be up in the next 30 minutes on Steep and Cheap for $65 again

Ian Van Halen
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Steep and Cheap Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork on 06/26/2013 14:23:17 MDT Print View

They're up now.