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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-06-2017, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not sure if this is the right forum but London Drugs on Scott Rd. has a pair of hiking poles for $15. I will never buy expensive poles again. If I don't lose them,I bend them so $15 is about right for me. The cat is for perspective.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-06-2017, 05:46 PM
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I'm not sure if this is the right forum but London Drugs on Scott Rd. has a pair of hiking poles for $15. I will never buy expensive poles again. If I don't lose them,I bend them so $15 is about right for me. The cat is for perspective.

Well looks like I know where I"m off to right now. Good find.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-06-2017, 08:32 PM
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Me too. I've lost one expensive leki Makalu that got caught in a branch while ducking on the NCT. I've broke another that snapped rescuing somebody on the backside of Hollyburn. Then most recently another broke on Windsor a few weeks ago. so much for the high end poles. Going cheap from now on. Girlfriend works there to so even get a discount on cheap! (:

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-06-2017, 09:21 PM
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meeow... agreed- expensive poles are a rip.
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How heavy are they?
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I checked these out today at LD in South Surrey. They had about 8 pairs left. They are a bit larger diameter than most Black Diamond poles, but don't feel too much heavier. The locking mechanism seems decent, but may take a few seconds to adjust the tension on the flick lock each time you use them. Can't beat the price. They come will a small snow basket. I have broken a couple sets of Black Diamond poles - not cheap!
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post #7 of (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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I don't know the exact weight(not stated) but as outdoor guy says not too much heavier. Expensive poles will be lighter and have better slip joints etc. but not $75 lighter for me. If I can get a couple of years out of these I'll be happy.
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