Forums DIY and Mods Whippet compactor Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total) Author Posts November 27, 2014 at 8:57 pm #580382 wjb 163 Posts My Thanksgiving morning project mounting this axe I made over the summer into my compactor pole. I created the axe head out of .18 and .1 aluminum with a stainless tip that interlocks with the body of the axe head underneath the 2 sideplates. It is very light and very comfortable to hold. I didnt worry too much ruining the poles as I got them dirt cheap on the clymb. I used a dremel to creat the rectangular slot in the top. I found that there was a press pin hidden below where the exposed pin was that held the strap on. A .5 inch wide tab extends into the handle about 3 inches. I will will drive the pins back in to secure it. Seems pretty rock solid so far. We will see how that goes with some use 8) November 28, 2014 at 12:26 am #678546 HansGLudwig 601 Posts Wow. :clap: No really. It’s like a CAMP Nano and the best of what BD has to offer. Be sure to bookmark Splitboard.com's Recent Activity page... http://splitboard.com/activity-2/ November 28, 2014 at 5:15 am #678547 splitn2 125 Posts very very cool! nice work mate, totally agree with HansG Richard Harcourt WWW.SPLITN2.COM New Zealand Splitboard Equipment Specialist Spark R&D | Fitwell Backcountry / Freeride | SPLITN2 Custom Splitboards e: firstname.lastname@example.org p: +64 3 3266585 November 29, 2014 at 6:32 am #678548 wjb 163 Posts Thanks guys 🙂 November 29, 2014 at 6:46 pm #678549 MHolmes 190 Posts Very cool! Anyone know if you could take the pick/grip off of the carbon whippet and take the grip off a compactor pole and do the old swappy swap? Are they just glued on or pinned or…? November 29, 2014 at 7:38 pm #678550 wjb 163 Posts The grip is glued. There was a pin in it besides the pin that holds the wrist strap, but that was to attach the string that stops the top section from dropping out of the handle section. I am pretty sure you would destroy the grip trying to take it off. Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.