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I, on the other hand, have had pretty good luck with my Black Diamond that I've had since the spring of 2009. Black Diamond replaced one of my clips that wasn't working well and in fact, gave me the other one so I would have a matching set. Their service was top notch for me as I asked them if I needed to buy new poles or could I buy the replacement parts and instead, they just sent me the parts for free. If you're interested, I can get you the name of the specific Black Diamonds I have.kingsnake wrote:Black Diamond are more expensive and to be honest I am not really happy with them. Despite adjusting the tension screws on the levers which control the telescoping, the levers still pop out of place, unprovoked, causing the pole to suddenly contract. Could be disconcerting on a tricky ascent/descent. My solution was to duct tape them into a single position, but for $100+ a customer should expect more.
Actually, I'm with you. But if I plugged in 'hiking poles' when searching through various sites, sometimes I wouldn't even get a single result, which baffled me... until I plugged in 'trekking poles'. So whether I liked the term or not, it worked.azbackpackr wrote:HIKING poles. (That word, "trekking" is so.........East Coast yuppie.... Out here in the West we go hiking.)