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 Post subject: BD Expedition vs BD Compactor Poles
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:15 am 
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Do people have a preference between the expedition and compactor pole from black diamond?


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 Post subject: Re: BD Expedition vs BD Compactor Poles
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:24 pm 
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personally i loved my compactor poles from last season as they folded up so small. i found that they were skinnier than other poles so did not seem as durable in that sense although it was never an issue. unfortunately this season though i was unlucky and had the wire snap on me the only fortunate part was it was on the final transition to board mode of the day so now i am back on the expedition and have had no issues although only 4 days of use.

only other flaw of the compactors was if i used them as a pole mount for a go pro then the go pro always spun around as there was not flick lock on every joint, non issue in the functionality just something to take note of if its in your plans


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 Post subject: Re: BD Expedition vs BD Compactor Poles
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:40 pm 
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Its nice to be able to make your poles smaller on steep ascents etc (expeditions)

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 Post subject: Re: BD Expedition vs BD Compactor Poles
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:39 pm 
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Personally, I like my 3 pc BD Expeditions (and K2 3pc poles).

Because not only do I use ski poles for touring, but I use ...
[*] While touring, occassionally turn the pole upside down and probe the snowpack for a slap over a weak layer.

[*] use as a tent pole (I have the Brooks Range Tent, and Megamid).

[*] parts for a rescue sled

So I am not so sure the BD Compactor Poles will work well in the above backcountry uses.

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 Post subject: Re: BD Expedition vs BD Compactor Poles
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:49 pm 
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Love my expeditons, put 3 seasons on so far and put them through the ringer for abuse. I had some twist lock ones before and I hated those with a passion. We got a preview of next years poles and they are even sicker than the current ones. They have carbon fiber compactors and a 3piece whippet, wich is basically an expedition with the whippet head.

If you want the most adjustability and don't mind having the poles on your pack, expeditions are bomber. If you want light weight and packable, and know what length you hike with, compactors are the way to roll.

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 Post subject: Re: BD Expedition vs BD Compactor Poles
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:22 pm 
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no experience w/ the expeditions, but have put in plenty of days w/ the compactors this season with zero problems. pack stuffed poles for life yo.


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 Post subject: Re: BD Expedition vs BD Compactor Poles
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:27 pm 
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currently have both
compactor is
smaller the grips are great for flicking out the climbing bars.
but
I have had freezing issues with the poles and 2 have not been able to collapse the poles. (I think this is because they have moisture inside and this freezes both times this was day 2 on multi day trips with nowhere warm to dry them)
not possible to significantly adjust size on steep climbs.

expo
grips are less good just needs more practice.
no issue with any of the above
therefore once the compactors break I will return 100% to expo and as my girlfriend would say "cope with the extra 2""
only joking.... :D


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 Post subject: Re: BD Expedition vs BD Compactor Poles
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:38 am 
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I use the compactor poles exclusively now, except when I need the 3 piece whippet, then one of both. To keep the compactors from sticking when its really cold or they get ice on them, put a small amount of olive oil on your finger and apply to the poles when they are extended. Just a tiny bit and mine never gave me any more problems the entire season.


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 Post subject: Re: BD Expedition vs BD Compactor Poles
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:38 pm 
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I am using the carbon compactors this season. So far so good. Very light, and I love being able to easily put them in my pack for descents. Additionally, they are very slightly faster for transitions. I use the fixed length versions, as I find I never really adjust poles anyway.
Loving these things so far.

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 Post subject: Re: BD Expedition vs BD Compactor Poles
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:49 am 
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I've used the Expeditions for years and have had no problems. I also use them for skiing so I need a burlier pair so I don't bend them when I am falling all over the place. I think that with poles, I am willing to accept a little more weight for extra durability.

I hate to say it, but I checked out some of the MTN Approach poles and they were pretty nice. Really light. I'm guessing that they source them from another maker though.


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 Post subject: Re: BD Expedition vs BD Compactor Poles
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:24 am 
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Expeditions are burlier and stand up to abuse better -- probably better for a splitter who is learning. The more I split, the longer each pair of poles is lasting...

Yeah for sure I can see the appeal of having everything in your pack including poles...


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 Post subject: Re: BD Expedition vs BD Compactor Poles
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:24 am 
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Compactors aren't lighter anyway.

Expedition: 615g
http://blackdiamondequipment.com/en/ski ... 01251.html

Compactor: 625g
http://blackdiamondequipment.com/en/ski ... en#start=6

Carbon Compactors: 520g (but only 120cm long!)
http://blackdiamondequipment.com/en/ski ... on#start=5

Trail: 481g, with large baskets approx. 520g. (but up to 140cm long!)
http://blackdiamondequipment.com/en/tre ... ml#start=6
Much cheaper.


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 Post subject: Re: BD Expedition vs BD Compactor Poles
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:47 pm 
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http://blackdiamondequipment.com/en/tre ... a#start=11

Ultra Mountain Carbons are 505 gms.

The trail poles you posted are not recommended for skiing, so use at your own risk for split skiing. The small size allows the poles to fit in the pack easily, I much prefer this. Also, the poles deploy and fold more quickly and easily than the flip lock poles. I really love mine.

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