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Whippet Self Arrest Pole
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The Black Diamond Whippet Self Arrest Pole is active and playful for the steeps. These ski poles have the added self-arrest security of the chromoly pick embedded in the pole’s grips, which helps to prevent that minor slip turning major on super serious steep slopes. Black Diamond has a time-honored reputation for designing ski poles that can be there in the ultimate mountaineering situations. The FlickLock® Pro adjustability dial allows you to adjust your poles to the perfect length saving on inefficient movement. The Whippet Self Arrest Pole has aluminum 16 millimeter upper and 14 millimeter lower. These features contribute to the poles low profile design. Poles are crucial in challenging situations, and that is why the Whippet is there to be trusted.
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your only option for self arrest ski pole
REVIEWED BY: MOUNTAINEER 2013-04-25
"If you need a ski pole with ice axe-type self arrest capability, this is pretty much your only option on the market. This is a specialized tool for ski touring in glacier terrain where you need to move in rope teams and be prepared to self arrest if a member of your team falls into a crevasse. It could also be useful for extreme downhill terrain where a fall could result in an uncontrolled slide. Overall, it is well designed and suited to its purpose. Just being 2 sections, it doesn't collapse down as far as the Black Diamond 3 section poles, but shares the same basket attachment system and wrist loop style as the other ski poles. "
Black Diamond Whippet
REVIEWED BY: N/A 2013-04-25
"Very easy to adjust and nice big powder baskets. I hope that I never need this in an emergency, but it's cheap insurance. "