Black Diamond Equipment Carbon Probe Ski Pole: Carbon Probe Ski Pole
Stiff, light, and adjustable, the Carbon Probe pole combines an aluminum upper with a carbon fiber lower for the ultimate in lightweight adjustability.
18 mm (.71 in) aluminum upper with 16 mm (.63 in) carbon fiber lower.
New Power Series grip with softer material in palming zone and a more aggressive hooking point for leveraging bars and buckles.
New Power Series strap with padded interior and easy-access design.
Lower shafts screw together to form a 182 cm (71.5 in) probe (using 100-125 cm poles)
100 mm (4 in) Powder Baskets.
Carrying avy gear in the backcountry is a must. Carrying extra gear isn't. The super-light Black Diamond Carbon Probe Ski Pole serves dual duty as a beefy freeride ski pole and a rigid avalanche probe. Send the biggest lines with full trust in your poles, and if things take a serious turn, quickly screw the carbon lower shafts together to form a 182cm probe. The grips are designed with an aggressive hook point at the top that aides in leveraging bars, buckles, and heel risers, and the straps are designed to stay open for an easy entry. The generous 100mm (4 in) powder baskets provide ample float in the deep stuff.
One tool for two jobs, the Black Diamond Carbon Probe pulls double duty as both a ski pole and an avalanche probe. In addition to its stiff, lightweight design and Freeride Series grip and strap, the pole's carbon fiber lower works in tandem to create a 182 cm probe, making it the ideal backcountry freeride pole.
One tool for two jobs, the Black Diamond Carbon Probe features carbon fiber lower shafts that screw together to create a 182 cm avalanche probe, making it the ideal multi-function backcountry pole. The pole's FlickLock adjustability helps you dial in the proper length, while the Power Series grip features a softer palm area and a more aggressive hooking point for leveraging boot buckles and heel bars.
|Basket Diameter:||4 in.|
|Basket Type:||Powder Basket|
|Collapsed Length:||43.3" / 110 cm|
|Country of Origin:||Taiwan|
|Extendable Range:||115-140 cm|
|Locking Mechanism:||Lever Lock|
|Material:||Aluminum upper with carbon fiber lower|
|Max. Length:||49 in. / 55 in.|
|Min. Length:||39 in. / 45 in.|
|Number Of Poles Included:||2|
|Number of Sections:||2|
|Usable Length:||45 x 55" / 115 x 140 cm|
|Weight:||1 lb 9 oz / 625 g (size 115)|
|Weight Per Pair:||600 g, 1 lb 5 oz|
|Black Diamond Pure Carbon Ski Poles||$114.94 - $139.95|
I still carry a fast-to-deploy probe in my pack when I'm in the back country.
I have used them as a probe, but not in an avalanche situation. I bought these to use on a mountaineering trips where I would need to probe our camp sites. It's a pretty specific circumstance, but the poles did their job.
In the last 7 years I have used them as a probe three times, and for skiing and hiking too manny too count. It looks like I'll be using them for 7 more years.
I've taken these poles out quite a bit now and really like them! They are VERY light and so far, very durable. Initially, I had to tighten the flick lock quite a bit as I kept losing the lower section! However, once dialed in, the new 360 degree flick lock implementation is superb!
However, I'm not sure that I would recommend relying on these poles as your sole probe for emergency rescue situations as an actual probe deploys much faster.
Seriously bulletproof set of poles that look good and feel great. Ability to transform into avalanche probe is a great feature that frees up space in your pack. Fantastic product..