Forums The Gear Room Needed: Poles that are >145cm long. Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total) Author Posts October 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm #784453 cadmus 14 Posts I am lanky, i like long poles. I had a set of Leki “snowshoe” poles from the mid 90’s that just bit the dust. I used them almost exclusively for 12 years (when they were not broken). They were the only pole of 160cm i could find. They did not pack down as well as i would like, but great baskets and long. When skinning up i am almost always using the 160 length, and sometimes i wish i could go up to 170+. Every year i look for a replacement. Now i need a replacement. I found a few snowshoe poles but they do not collapse down much. Can anyone direct me to collapsible poles that get longer than 155cm. 170 would be ideal. I am also looking for franken-pole options. If someone knows a various 2 segment and 3 segment pole that has interchangeable parts to get me to my desired ~160 cm I am all ears. especially if i can pack it down a little relative to the 2 segment snowshoe poles. Thanks in advance, October 17, 2015 at 1:15 am #784461 HansGLudwig 601 Posts Black Diamond makes Expedition 2’s in 155 cm size. http://blackdiamondequipment.com/en/ski-poles/expedition-2-BD111556_cfg.html#start=9 For longer poles (~170 cm). . . The lower from my older, 2-piece Whippets fits into the mid shaft on my new, BD 3-piece Expeditions and extends out to about 175 cm. You can probably buy 3-piece Expeditions and replacement lowers from the 2-piece Expeds (they both are 14 mm in diameter) and have a similar effect; i.e. replace the 3-piece lowers with longer, 2-piece lowers. I don’t happen know the length of this year’s 2-piece lowers, but I imagine it is about as long as previous year’s 2-pieces have been. Here’s a link to BD’s spare parts page. . . http://blackdiamondequipment.com/en/skiing/spare-parts Here’s a link to replacement Exped 2 lower shaft (the larger, 155 cm size). . . http://blackdiamondequipment.com/en/skiing%2Fspare-parts-BD0114550000155S.html#start=66 It is probably worth an email or call to customer service to confirm diameters. http://blackdiamondequipment.com/en/customer-service/cs-landing.html This setup will not collapse down into a respectable size. It will look like alien radio antennae when you shred, unless you remove the lowers and pack them along side your uppers + mids. Another angle might be looking into collapsable nordic poles (if they exist) and replacing the baskets with powder baskets. Be sure to bookmark Splitboard.com's Recent Activity page... http://splitboard.com/activity-2/ October 17, 2015 at 3:09 am #784466 permnation 303 Posts These could work http://luxurylite.com/ssindex.html I emailed Bruce last season about one, and he seemed receptive to custom cut lengths. He has an aluminum version also. October 18, 2015 at 6:11 am #784504 permnation 303 Posts pole extenders http://www.backpackinglight.co.uk/walking-poles/YA102.html October 18, 2015 at 11:57 am #784515 cadmus 14 Posts Thanks HansGLudwig and Permnation, these are good leads. I am surprised black diamond lineup has no 3 segment poles aside from the whippit. in years past they did, right? Were these replaced by the “Compactor” series? Perhaps the compactor bottom will fit in a longer upper. Still reading up on Permnation’s links. October 18, 2015 at 8:48 pm #784521 HansGLudwig 601 Posts cadmus wrote: I am surprised black diamond lineup has no 3 segment poles aside from the whippet…Were these replaced by the “Compactor” series? Perhaps the compactor bottom will fit in a longer upper. My pleasure. BD does offer a 3 piece: Expedition 3; I just didn’t mention it b/c the larger of the two sizes doesn’t fit your needs. Compactor is a different deal/design altogether and can’t interface. They have this “Z-technology” where all the shafts have male and female (convex and concave) cones on the ends. They are connected by a cable on the inside which, when tensioned, pulls them together (male into female) and makes the shaft rigid. (Wow, that got real naughty, real quick!) I happen to like permnation’s custom pole link. Be sure to bookmark Splitboard.com's Recent Activity page... http://splitboard.com/activity-2/ Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total) longpoletall You must be logged in to reply to this topic.