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 Post subject: K2 Speedlink Poles
PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:40 pm 
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Thought id start a new thread for these. Any thoughts or use on them yet??

http://k2snowboarding.com/backside-tool ... -pole-1213

Still probably gonna replace my ghetto poles with BD Expeditions, but these were interesting.


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 Post subject: Re: K2 Speedlink Poles
PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:14 pm 
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Spent a season on them so far and yes they are freaken awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: K2 Speedlink Poles
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:23 pm 
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thanks for the input Kyle! Can you shoot some more details on em? the website doesn't give much info. are you able to set them to any length? are they sturdy etc? are you able to compare them to the BD expedition poles?

I've got a pair of the K2's im gonna use this weekend hopefully and will post an update on my thoughts as well.


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 Post subject: Re: K2 Speedlink Poles
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:39 pm 
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Any further thoughts on these? Any icing concerns with the mechanism?

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 Post subject: Re: K2 Speedlink Poles
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:42 pm 
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My room mate has a pair of them but I don't know if he has taken them out in the snow since he bought a new sled this year too. From playing with them in the gear room they have a few novel features and seem to be decent. The grips are comfortable, they have extended foam down the upper tube with depth markings for checking depth of snow, they have a little lip on the grip to catch on heel wires to make it easier to pop up the lifter and they are adjustable in length on the top tube. They collapse pretty small too.

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 Post subject: Re: K2 Speedlink Poles
PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:32 am 
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I know this is an old thread, but wanted to share...

one of my poles broke last weekend. I have used them a total of 4 times, as I still mostly use my BD Expeditions.

The advertized collapsed length was off, and they barely fit inside of my pack.

Now, whatever is inside of the poles to keep you from over-extending the collapsed sections has become unattached. The pole slides out readily.

Wish I had gotten the BD Compactors.


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 Post subject: Re: K2 Speedlink Poles
PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:30 pm 
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Just got some bd compactors, love em!


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 Post subject: Re: K2 Speedlink Poles
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:03 pm 
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mine lasted for half of last season. wasn't very pleased with them

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