– The Black Diamond Trail Shock Trekking Pole is a great value. Feature rich. And easy to hike with.
What are the benefits of hiking with poles? They offer less stress on your joints. They aid in balance giving you two more points of contact to the trail. Hiking with poles allows you to hike further and faster with less fatigue (they help propel you forward and a great benefit as you climb uphill). And you burn more calories with poles because you upper body is more engaged and you use more muscles.
So now the question is why don’t you hike with poles? Maybe it’s because you haven’t found the right pair. Look no further than the Black Diamond Trail Shock. This pole has a ton of features with a loaded price. The BD Trail Shock is lightweight and a do anything go anywhere pole – fjord streams, bound boulder fields, use them to ward off friendly golden retrievers! The shock absorber that is designed into this pole is just under the grip. It is a finely tuned dampener similar to early mountain bike suspension. It slowly absorbs and releases the shocks of the trail and doesn’t spring back at you. You hardly even notice it until at the end of the day when you realize how good you feel. the dual FlickLock adjustments allow you to collapse the poles small so they fit easily into your pack or luggage. They also allow you to adjust the length for any sized body or backcountry situation.
The Feature list:
- Dual-density grip and 360-degree padded webbing strap
- Non-slip foam grip extension
- Control Shock Technology
- Double FlickLocks
- Interchangeable carbide Tech Tips and low-profile Trekking Baskets