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Gear Details: Trekking Poles

Ultra Distance

Manufacturer: Black Diamond Equipment

Product Details:
Product Year2013
Material:Carbon fiber
Shock Absorbers:No
Min length (inches):39
Max length (inches):51
Weight (lbs, oz): 9.9
Price:$159.95
Designed for fast packers, trail runners and anyone else looking for lightweight reliability on the trail, the Black Diamond Ultra Distance is a superlight, 3-season carbon-fiber pole that uses our ultra-packable folding-pole technology. The revolutionary 3-section Z-Pole design features a coated inner cord, a single push-button release, and our speed cone deployment, which aligns like an avalanche probe for increased rigidity. The lightweight EVA grip features a non-slip extension for choking up on steep terrain, and the interchangeable tips provide multi-surface versatility. 100% carbon fiber 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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