Leki Mountain Unlimited and Venom Vario Poles (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)

2-Segment, less than 10 ounces per pole, carbon fiber and aluminum construction

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by Ken Knight | 2006-01-31 03:00:00-07

Leki Mountain Unlimited and Venom Vario Poles (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)

Leki introduced the Mountain Unlimited at the show. This is a 2-segment pole whose upper section is aluminum and lower segment is carbon fiber. The standard Leki twist-lock is employed. The rubber grip has a trigger and adjustable strap. Each pole weighs 9.7 ounces, making the pair tip the scales at 19.4 ounces. The Venom Vario is targeted to those who want to do both inbound and backcountry skiing.

They also presented their Mountain Unlimited. It too is a 2-segment pole using the standard Leki twist lock and, like its sister pole, does not have anti-shock springs. However, the lower segment of this pole is aluminum while the top segment is made of carbon fiber. This pole is meant to be an all-around performer for those equally at home on telemark cross-country skis, trails, or snowshoeing.

Leki Mountain Unlimited and Venom Vario Poles (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006) - 1
The Leki Venom Vario pole.

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The Leki Mountain Unlimited pole.

Features

Mountain UnlimitedVenom Vario
Number of segments22
Constructioncarbon fiber upper segment; aluminum lower segmentaluminum upper segment; carbon fiber lower segment
Anti-shockNoNo
Weight per Pole (ounces)9.59.7
Minimum Length (cm)110 (compactg model)
120 regular model
110
Maximum Length (cm)140 (compact5 model)
150 (regular model)
135
Grip material/typerubber nordic style grip with trigger straprubber race grip with trigger strap
MSRP$149.95$149.95 (available August, 2006)


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"Leki Mountain Unlimited and Venom Vario Poles (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)," by Ken Knight. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/leki_mtn_unlimited_venom_vario_poles_orwm06.html, 2006-01-31 03:00:00-07.

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