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Gear Details: Trekking Poles

Distance

Manufacturer: Black Diamond Equipment

Product Details:
Product Year2012
Material:Aluminum
Shock Absorbers:No
Min length (inches):43
Max length (inches):51
Weight (lbs, oz): 12
Price:$99.95
A versatile, extremely stable pole with our game-changing Z-Pole technology, the Black Diamond Distance meets the everyday demands of day hikers, backpackers, thru hikers and trail runners. The sturdy 3-piece aluminum shaft aligns in a flash thanks to our speed cone deployment, which secures like an avalanche probe for increased rigidity. The Distance features a lightweight EVA grip with a mini-extension for choking up on steep terrain, and interchangeable rubber and carbide tips. Aluminum shafts 3-section Z-Pole folding design with speed cone deployment Lightweight EVA foam grip and breathable, moisture-wicking strap Non-slip foam mini grip extension for secure choke ups Includes interchangeable, non-marking Z-Pole Rubber Tips, Z-pole Carbide Tips and stow bag Stopper basket with shaft catcher secures folded sections NOTE: Z-Poles do not accept, or have fittings for snow or powder baskets

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