The Black Diamond Carbon Whippet Ski Pole is the perfect solution for fans of the time-tested Whippet who prefer their ski pole to pack down a little smaller. The Carbon Whippet is divided into three sections that quickly collapse down with easy thumb flips of two FlickLock Pro clamps. While not quite as short as the Compactor, the carbon fiber construction reduces weight while adding stiffness for those that like to push the limits of their poles.
The Black Diamond Carbon Whippet pole is the evolution of BD's legendary Whippet self-arrest pole, featuring 3-section packability and rugged carbon fiber lowers.
Country of Origin: Imported
The Black Diamond Carbon Whippet lends a new level of packability to the legendary Whippet self-arrest pole. This three-section version compacts down to 70 cm (21.5 in) and is sold as an individual pole.
|Basket Diameter:||4 in. (10 cm)|
|Basket Type:||Powder Basket|
|Collapsed Length:||68 cm (26.75 in)|
|Country of Origin:||Taiwan|
|Extendable Range:||100-140 cm|
|Locking Mechanism:||Lever Lock|
|Material:||Aluminum upper, carbon fiber mid and lower|
|Max. Length:||55 in. (140 cm)|
|Min. Length:||27.5 in. (70 cm)|
|Number Of Poles Included:||1|
|Number of Sections:||2|
|Packed Size:||21.5 in / 70 cm|
|Upc, Ean, Isbn:||793661190516|
|Usable Length:||39 x 55" / 100 x 140 cm|
|Weight:||1 lb. 1 oz. (475 g)|
|Weight Per Pair:||[Single] 475 g (1 lb 1 oz)|
|Black Diamond Whippet Ski Pole||$99.95|
|Black Diamond Whippet Pole - Single||$99.95|
I'll be honest I don't own this model; I have the blue style from last year, but I am PSYCHED that BD came out with a 3-piece version. This will make the collapsed pole much more similar to a proper trekking axe, and strengthen the shaft when using it in this mode. The shorter length will actually be USEFUL on steep snow (which is what you're getting it for, right??). I'm really pumped about this new model although bummed because now I'm gonna have to shell out for a new whippet.
Again, don't own this one but the standard aluminum two-piece model is great. This seems like a well-placed upgrade.
I have been waiting for a 3-piece Whippet for a little while now. While I haven't actually used this on-snow yet, it seems like a great upgrade. I have the BD Expedition from a couple years ago and this model has the updated FlickLock (much easier than the first version). Super light, bomber construction, and compresses to a smaller size more suitable for splitboarding.