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    Default ultimate direction fk carbon trekking poles?

    I like fixed length poles. anyone have experience with these? so close to buying a pair... just lost my old titanium poles and willing to try carbon (again).


    https://www.backcountry.com/ultimate...traW5nLXBvbGVz
    Lazarus

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    I have used the Gossamer Gear fixed length carbon fiber poles for years with good results. Suspect these will also be winners. Aramid wrap of lower section is a good idea.
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    hello QiWiz... I've broken a fair number of those gossamer gear poles thanks to the rocky walking we have here in new england (if i slip and hard jab/slam down the pole on a rock, it is likely to break!)... and I don't think gossamer gear markets those fixed length poles any more. I'm hoping the Ultimate Direction poles are more durable.
    Lazarus

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1azarus View Post
    hello QiWiz... I've broken a fair number of those gossamer gear poles thanks to the rocky walking we have here in new england (if i slip and hard jab/slam down the pole on a rock, it is likely to break!)... and I don't think gossamer gear markets those fixed length poles any more. I'm hoping the Ultimate Direction poles are more durable.
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    I think Skurka put some miles on them and may have a review somewhere.

    Truth be told.. i dont think your gonna have any luck going from one brand of carbon fiber to another.

    Gossamer Gear carbon poles are top notch.

    I believe Ruta Locura sells fixed poles as well that are highly regarded.

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