With ergonomic, extended-length compact grips, innovative anti-shock mechanisms and rugged aluminum construction, Black Diamond Contour Elliptic Shock Compact trekking poles are high-performance options for any and all types of backcountry adventure.
Black Diamond's patent-pending Control Shock Technology (CST) employs a unique external absorption mechanism that functions smoothly and quietly without diminishing the collapsibility of the poles. CST's progressive, 4-stage shock absorption saves wear and tear on your wrists and maximizes pole performance.
An improvement on the rounded shafts used in most traditional trekking poles, the elliptical shafts found on Contour Elliptic Shock Compact poles provide greater stiffness and strength when locked in place. This stiffness gives you the confidence you need to tackle challenging terrain. Far easier to adjust than traditional telescoping poles with internal locking mechanisms, the external locks found on Contour Elliptic Shock Compact trekking poles are ideal for use in all conditions and seasons. Black Diamond's FlickLock system couldn't be much simpler. Even if you're wearing gloves, it's a cinch to open the lock with a flip of your finger, slide the pole section to the required length and tap the lock back into place. Once you've used FlickLocks, you'll wonder why anyone would ever choose to wrestle with temperamental internal mechanisms.
Ergonomic compact grips serve as contoured and comfortable handholds. These textured grips extend far down the upper pole sections, allowing you to adjust where you grasp the poles and eliminating the need to shorten or extend the poles each time you encounter a steep slope. Padded, adjustable webbing straps help to reduce stress on your wrists.
Press-fit Flex Tech Tips have integrated low-profile trekking baskets that provide backcountry traction. The WaveLock construction of the Flex Tech Tips allows you to choose between interchangeable carbide and rubber tip (sold separately) ends for optimal performance on varying terrain.
Sold in pairs, Black Diamond Contour Elliptic Shock Compact trekking poles offer a usable adjustment range of 27.5"-49" and collapse to 24.5" for convenient storage and transportation.
Black Diamond part number: BD1120890000ALL1