Originally Posted by BER
Then there's the spreaders. Half the total weight right there. I don't have hiking poles. Has anyone tried carbon fiber tubes?
Gnome has made his own trekking poles with cf tubes. I considered it, but the tubes are expensive, so I called a friend who has a cross-country ski business and asked if he wanted to recycle some old poles from his rental stock. He said, "Check back April 1st." I called yesterday, and will learn more next week. If there are ski poles to be had, I'll shoot some your way with the Chrysalis.