We are talking all things trekking pole in this one folks! The 4 trekking pole models I have the most experience with, the poles I used on the AT, how I have managed to break trekking poles, how carbon fiber handles bashed against a tree, what I look for in a trekking pole, tips tricks, cork or foam, aluminum or carbon fiber, etc etc.
If you want to know about trekking poles this video is right up your alley.
If you want a video about trekking pole technique I may make a follow up as far as how I use them. Drop it in the comments if you would like to see it.
Table of contents:
00:44 Cascade Mountain Tech Carbon Fiber Flip Lock Poles
05:23 How I Snapped My First Pole
06:46 Cork vs Foam Grip Comparison
07:30 How I Broke a Pole on the Appalachian Trail
10:05 Leki Journey Trekking Poles
13:50 Issues on the AT with the Leki Journeys / Leki’s Lifetime Warranty
18:54 Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles
23:35 Cascade Mountain Tech 3k Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles
26:34 Things I look For In Trekking Poles and A Comparison of the Poles Shown
I would also like to state that I do not necessarily recommend any of these poles nor do I not recommend these poles. Take the information you have seen here, do your own research and purchase what you think is best for your own situation.
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Cascade Mountain Tech 3K Carbon Fiber Poles – https://amzn.to/2DmQNNI
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