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Recently I saw a device (made of plastic) that facilitated the joining of 2 trekking poles, effectively giving you 1 tall pole. I thought I had bookmarked it but apparently I didn't. Does anyone know of such a device?

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PostIcon Posted on: Dec. 14 2013, 10:41 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

MLD had one with their Duomid?

Plus here:
http://www.rutalocura.com/Polejack.html
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PostIcon Posted on: Dec. 14 2013, 11:05 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Black Diamond has one.
Not that difficult to make your own.
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A foot of 1/2" PVC pipe with a cap end.

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Probably get a better fit with a DIY.
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Just stating for the record - I've experienced some strong winds in my Golite Shangri-La 5 and can't imagine a gizmo that attaches two poles together to be strong enough for anything but mild winds.

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Thanks Franco, This might be a solution. Do you have a link for this product?

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Yes , I have a link to the link :
http://www.sunnysports.com/p-bkdolc/black-diamond-pole-link-converter
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Franco, sorry to say it seems that I can't get it. I received this message on the Website:

Sorry, this item has been discontinued and is no longer available, see similar items from the list below

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OK, I see that.
It was an $8 item so probably not worth making for BD.
Doing a Google search I see one was sold recently on E Bay for $5.
Still it should be easy enough to make, it's just two pockets and some webbing.
I made a very similar one myself before discovering that BD had one.
You do need strong poles for that to work but on my BD, at the 73" of the Shangri La 5 you are looking at, the bottom section extends only a few inches from the mid one and that is having the mid only extended about half way, so most of the pole is doubled up inside itself.

This is a quick MOCK UP of a version you can use IF your straps are strong enough to hold your weight.




I used some Omni tape for the last shot but did not have enough. You need to strap the full section from one pole handle tip to the other so that the two poles cannot twist.
If what I did is not immediately obvious to you, please don't try it.
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I just realised that I had the wrong size for the SL5 height..( I used the 62" of the SL3)
May still be doable if using very strong trekking poles but for that height I would suggest a dedicated pole.
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Franco, after strapping my 2 poles together at the proper height, I'm inclined to agree with you about a dedicated pole. I was just trying to save a little weight.

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PostIcon Posted on: Dec. 16 2013, 4:54 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

They show the "Pole Link Converter" as still coming with the Mega Light so maybe if you emailed them they would sell it to you. (Black Diamond)

The other method I like is buying an extra lower shaft, and cutting an end off and using it as the lower end of both poles (ie joining them together) (I forget the username of the guy who posted that idea on the forum, he owned a SL 3)

When my 2 piece black diamond pole snapped, and they did not make that diameter replacement part anymore, I got a new 2 piece replacement at a discount. áI then noticed its lower shaft fits into my 3 piece, which extends to 70'.

I have put the MegaMid up with this, careful to build up the snow under it a bit, and also take the pole link just in case , since it is "just" long enough.

I thought GoLite used a pole extender? áI have seen cord used as well.
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Velcro cable ties work well


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Golite does use a pole extender for the Shangri-La 3, not the 5 as it is quite a bit taller.

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If they are flip lock poles. All I did was take a broken pair I had cut a 4 or 5 inch section from the bottom extension, the part the basket is on.

Now take your two good poles. Remove the bottom section from each pole. Put the short piece in both poles flip lock closed. Done easy and secure.

IF  you don't have a broken pole. DB used to sell just sections of poles on their web site.  You may  have to contact support for that but it was cheap like less than $10 bucks for a section of the non-carbon fiber poles when I bought one a few years back


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