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    DIY Carbon Trekking Poles Done

    Well, we started this discussion over on this thread...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=28405

    And I finally finished my first set. They could have been a little lighter, but for the cost, I don't think they were too bad. Total length, 54.5", weight is approx 15 ounces for the pair. I got Black Diamond tips, baskets and covers ($20 including shipping). The grips are cork rod grips from Academy Sports with rubber mushroom cap from the same place ($30). Poles were ski pole blanks from Goodwinds ($15 including shipping). So, $65 total for nice rigid, somewhat light, trekking poles. They are lighter than the $40 aluminum poles I had, but not collapsible. Could I make them lighter, yes, maybe just a little. Lighter grips without the rubber caps and leave the para cord wrap off. Overall, I like them, and it was a fun project. Oh, I also put two cotes of a fishing rod epoxy coat on the poles, so not sure it was needed it, but wanted to try it.
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    I love them, very very cool. How do contact goodwinds about getting some blanks.

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    nevermind just found the email and number on original link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboyd View Post
    Well, we started this discussion over on this thread...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=28405

    Total length, 54'5", weight is approx 15 ounces for the pair.

    These poles dont look like they are 54feet 5inches.


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    Ha, you should have seen the truck that delivered the bricks for that wall they are leaning against.
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    nice looking good job on them

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    Nice work. I'm going to have to give that a shot...
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    Nice job, nice poles. Alpine carbon fiber poles should be much more impact resistant vs. Nordic poles.
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