Black Diamond Trail Trekking Poles - Once I decided the pros and cons of trekking poles weighed heavily on the pros, I decided to give trekking poles a try. Black Diamond poles were recommended due to their "Flicklock mechanism" for adjusting pole length. The conventional twist method used by other manufacturers can slip under heavy weight. The Flicklock system of locking pole length works very well and doesn't seem to slip, even going down hill with some force. Some observed that even if you do get a slip, there is a way to tighten the grip of the flicklock mechanism in the field so they don't slip. I haven't tried the other style, but these Black Diamond "Trail" Trekking Poles are wonderful. Such a relief on my knees, particularly going down hill. To get the benefits of the poles does take some technique, but it's not hard and well worth the effort.
|Black Diamond Trail Trekking Poles - 1 Pair
by Black Diamond
|POLES for Hiking, Trekking & Walking
by Jayah Faye Paley