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Black Diamond Distance Z
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Pros Lightweight, packs compactly, comfortable grip, easily disassembledComfortable, easy to adjust, small packed size, light, versatileTough, comfortable, great locking, several tips and basketsLightweight, short collapsed length, surprisingly durable
Cons Expensive, may be less durable than some aluminum modelsExpensiveNot as light or packable as other polesNo length adjustability, average grip comfort
Rating Categories Leki Micro Vario Carbon Women's Micro Vario Carbon Alpine Carbon Cork Black Diamond Distance Z
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Specs Leki Micro Vario... Women's Micro... Alpine Carbon Cork Black Diamond...
Measured Weight Per Pair (ounces) 16.4 oz 16.0 oz 17.0 oz 12.5 oz
Shaft Material Carbon Carbon Carbon Aluminum
Min Length (inches) 15.5 in 15.5 in 24 in 13/14/16/17 in
Max Length (inches) 47 in 51 in 51 in 39/43/47/51 in
Pole Design Foldable Foldable Collapsible Foldable
Grip Material Foam Foam Cork EVA foam
Locking Mechanism Speed​​Lock 2 Speed​​Lock 2 FlickLock Pro Speed Cone deployment
Shock Absorbing? No No No No
Baskets? Tip Attachments? Yes, tips and baskets Yes, tips and baskets Yes, carbide tips, trail baskets and snow baskets (sold separately) Yes, rubber and carbide tips
Size Tested One size One size One size 110 cm
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