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Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby commando » Sun 09 Aug, 2020 2:53 pm

A Guillotined Number 3 Wood. Super light. Apologies to golf lovers...
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby Lamont » Sun 09 Aug, 2020 2:59 pm

Why not?
But weight and strength? Specs?
Rubber tip on the bottom or just for picking up rubbish in the bush? :D
Best use for a wood I've seen! :lol:
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby Mark F » Sun 09 Aug, 2020 3:10 pm

Needs to be under 119g with basket and wrist strap for lightest.

Edit: 100g without basket and wrist strap.
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby commando » Sun 09 Aug, 2020 3:20 pm

If you fall with a wrist strap you will break a wrist... take them off.
I had 3 controlled falls with this pole cross cutting a steep hill pole flexed and it works brilliantly
and i have 3 other poles and this is by far the lightest.
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby Lamont » Sun 09 Aug, 2020 3:29 pm

Sounds good. What's a controlled fall?
Weight?
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby Franco » Sun 09 Aug, 2020 3:30 pm

commando wrote:If you fall with a wrist strap you will break a wrist... take them off.
I had 3 controlled falls with this pole cross cutting a steep hill pole flexed and it works brilliantly
and i have 3 other poles and this is by far the lightest.

You don't , if you know how to correctly use the strap.
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby peregrinator » Sun 09 Aug, 2020 5:05 pm

I'm not sure whether he was the lightest and strongest Pole, but Strzelecki certainly did a lot of walking during his explorations in Australia.
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby GregG » Sun 09 Aug, 2020 5:11 pm

Here's my ultra lightest strongest stick. Note, no dodgy strap. Also note forked end for dealing with ornery reptiles.
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby GregG » Sun 09 Aug, 2020 5:12 pm

Its waaay lighter than my other two sticks.
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby GregG » Sun 09 Aug, 2020 5:15 pm

Lamont wrote:
Specs?


Here are the specs.
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby peregrinator » Sun 09 Aug, 2020 5:43 pm

Who's specs? Strzelecki's?
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby GregG » Sun 09 Aug, 2020 6:01 pm

Thanks peregriator, I know you appreciate irony! If it weren't raining so hard I would have taken a picture of the pole up on the road, don't think it's Strezlecki though, says its C243. ( insert laughing face here if you know how).
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby Franco » Sun 09 Aug, 2020 6:15 pm

Thanks peregriator, I know you appreciate irony! If it weren't raining so hard I would have taken a picture of the pole up on the road, don't think it's Strezlecki though, says its C243. ( insert laughing face here if you know how)
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby Petew » Sun 09 Aug, 2020 6:35 pm

Is this irony?
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby Petew » Sun 09 Aug, 2020 6:39 pm

Oops, sorry. I forgot to include the specs...
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby Neo » Sun 09 Aug, 2020 8:06 pm

Seems people are going loopy with the rain and the lockdown!

Wrist straps reduce hand fatigue. It is advised to not use them when there is risk of a fall. Such as downhill on loose terrain. Then you just hold like a stick or palm on the top. Part of the technique.
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby Franco » Sun 09 Aug, 2020 8:44 pm

this is the safe way of using the strap.
If you fall the hand slips out of it.
There are other reasons to use them like this but that will be for another time.
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby commando » Sun 09 Aug, 2020 10:28 pm

I have gold scales and bathroom scales but no kitchen scales so will get back with the weight when possible
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby Neo » Sun 09 Aug, 2020 10:36 pm

The $12 Kmart kitchen scales are good.
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there ?

Postby Franco » Mon 10 Aug, 2020 9:45 am

new thread title.
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby commando » Wed 16 Sep, 2020 3:04 pm

Update on the 3 Wood walking pole weight after getting some scales at the Reject Shop for $12

136 Grams total weight or 4.79 ounces

My other walking pole is a Gabel comes in at 252 grams or 8.88 ounces

Sometimes you don't need scales to tell you the weight difference comparison.
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby Franco » Thu 17 Sep, 2020 9:24 am

The fact that it is lighter than your other one makes it lighter not lightest .
As for lighter and strongest you need to have them tested otherwise those are just words.
So ? not !

BTW, the 3 piece GossamerLight GT5 is 130g without the strap and basket. Opens to 130 cm.
The previous version, the LT4 were 96 g each, 140 cm fully open .
They never claimed to be "strongest" but many did those 1000 mile plus trecks with them.
BTW, making trekking poles from golf clubs was talked a bit years ago in the forums.
I think that the problem people found out with those is ,apart from the fact that you cannot adjust the height (for people that do use the straps) , that they are difficult to handle when travelling on public transport and particularly on planes.
A mate had one of the early pair of the single shaft GossamerGear CF poles. They got crashed by the luggage inside a bus on the way back from the first trip.

BTW, I was just having a go at your use of superlatives. ( I get an allergic reaction to those...)
I have yet to see a trekking pole that is simoultaneously the strongest and lightest but one day it may happen.
(the next day one will come out with a lighter but not as strong type)
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby mikeRsyd » Thu 17 Sep, 2020 12:57 pm

Here is lightest on the wallet, Kmart trekking poleImageImage

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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby johnrs » Thu 17 Sep, 2020 1:48 pm

And I like the prebended feature too!
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby matagi » Thu 17 Sep, 2020 2:20 pm

johnrs wrote:And I like the prebended feature too!
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby Huntsman247 » Thu 17 Sep, 2020 5:39 pm

johnrs wrote:And I like the prebended feature too!
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At least you know which way it's gonna go. Makes it easier to roll into the fall.
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby Baka Dasai » Thu 17 Sep, 2020 9:58 pm

At the other end of the spectrum is this:
https://www.tensaoutdoor.com/product/trekking-treez-hammock-stand/
...which might be the heaviest, strongest trekking pole out there. One of the most expensive too.

It's a carbon fibre trekking pole that converts to a hammock stand. I have one (yes, just one), and it's incredibly beefy and strong. Quite satisfying to use as a trekking pole knowing you can put all your weight on it and it won't bend at all. Heavy, but still quite practical.
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby commando » Fri 18 Sep, 2020 8:48 pm

4 kilos is the weight of a ....................................... never mind.

a good, light, cheap, disposable, strong, walking pole is some one inch orange electrical conduit.
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby Plod » Wed 13 Jan, 2021 9:37 pm

Hi Baka, how have you found the Treez pole? Looking at one of these myself to increase options for hanging sites. What stakes do you use and how have you found them? I am getting up the the weight limit for the Treez so that will factor into my thinking. I am thinking the orange screws are probably pointless for anything other than harder beach sand but cannot imagine myself doing much beach hanging. Cheers
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Re: Lightest, Strongest, Walking Pole out there!

Postby Baka Dasai » Thu 14 Jan, 2021 1:55 pm

I have the Tensa boom stakes. I've tested it in a grassy park, and it worked fine. It's a bit fiddly getting everything right the first time, but a little practice makes it easy enough. When you're hanging it feels exactly the same as if you were anchored to a tree.

I've only used it once while camping, and I tied it off to large boulders rather than using stakes cos the boulders were there and embedded in the ground, perfect for this purpose. I'm actually a bit concerned that the ground in Australia tends to be so rocky that it might be difficult to find spots where the boom stakes can be driven all the way in. The orange screws would be even worse in this regard.

I carry some extra cordage to enable me to tie it off to distant boulders, or even the base of small trees, which are often numerous where I camp.
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