- Posts: 514
- Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:53 am
- Location: Duluth Minnesota
- Ski style: Stiff kneed and wide eyed.
- Favorite Skis: Åsnes Gamme, Fischer SB98, Mashus M50, M78, Pano M62
- Favorite boots: Crispi Svartsen 75mm, Scarpa T4
- Occupation: Carpenter
Snow baskets work well and don't easily hook on things due to their good design.
The flick lock pole adjustment mechanism is bomber.
The whole handle design is sliced bread. I would put this handle on all my poles. You can adjust the strap length even with bulky deerskin choppers on. The safety release is a game changer and works well.
Sorry to hijack this topic, but these poles have really surprised me. I had the snow basket on my old poles catch on the stub of a limb on a log next to a downhill shute. I was wearing deerskin gloves which didn't let go of the strap and my shoulder dislocated instead, bringing me to a dead stop. The BD safety release would've saved me months of pain.
In avalanche territory I would still go strapless because the safety release only works in one direction and you could still get pinned down.