When you're ten hours into an all-day splitboard mission, it's getting dark fast, and you still have three miles to get back to the car, every ounce matters. With the feather-light Black Diamond Carbon Compacter Ski Pole, you might just make it back without your arms falling off. Engineered exclusively for packable touring, the three piece carbon fiber shaft features Black Diamond's own Z-Pole technology with Speed Cone Deployment. This system enables the pole to quickly deploy to full length simply by holding the handle, releasing the basket pole capture, and allowing the pole to snap into shape. This system allows for an extremely compact and secure packing configuration, making it perfect for splitboarding, air travel, and expeditions.
Engineered for ski touring, the Black Diamond Carbon Compactor features resilient carbon fiber construction and our highly-compactible Z-Pole technology. Deploying in mere seconds, its small folded size makes it ideal for touring, splitboarding, snowshoeing and airline travel to distant winter destinations.
Weight Per Pair : [120 cm] 520 g (1 lb 3 oz)
|Basket Type:||Powder Basket|
|Claimed Weight:||[120 cm] 1 lb 3 oz|
|Collapsed Length:||18" / 45 cm|
|Country of Origin:||Taiwan|
|Extendable Range:||130 cm|
|Length:||110 cm, 120 cm, 125 cm, 130 cm|
|Locking Mechanism:||Lever Lock|
|Number Of Poles Included:||2|
|Number of Sections:||3|
|Usable Length:||52" / 130 cm|
|Weight:||1 lb 3 oz / 520 g (120 cm)|
|Black Diamond Compactor Poles||$89.96 - $129.95|
|Black Diamond Compactor Adjustable Ski Poles||$44.95 - $129.95|
|Black Diamond Pure Carbon Ski Poles||$114.94 - $139.95|
I have had two prior generations of these and loved them but have struggled with durability issues with the clips and the integrity of the pole metal itself (bent a pair last year). Carbon has no option of bending (permanently) and as such they have to make the carbon more durable so they don't snap or shatter. Well... Black Diamond hit it on the head with these! They are strong, bendable but not breaking from my heavy abuse. These poles are not appreciably lighter than the metal cheaper version but they are absolutely stronger and I feel will last me longer than my prior metal versions. They pack up into my pack for when I get to the summit with my splitboard, and reliably snap back together effortlessly when at the bottom and rearing to head back up. Other benefits of carbon include being less miserably cold in hand on the cold days when trying to fold them up, not being able to get them stuck to your tongue in case you have the urge to lick them, and are (for you hypersensitive weight watchers) slightly lighter than the metal ones. But for me, it's all about the added reliability and ease of use.