"Finally trekking poles that make sense!"
If you are not using trekking poles with a elliptic design you are doing it wrong. I took these poles up, and down Mt Kilimanjaro, and I can't imagine the trip with out them. Super light when strapped to my pack, and they feel great in your hands. Highly recommended!
I've had a pair of Black Diamond elliptical poles since May '07. The Flikloks are the best in the industry. I personally prefer the elliptical cross-section. They've always felt stiffer and more stable than my friends' round poles. Yes, you lose some stability in the side-to-side range, but it's more than sufficient to help with balance on uneven ground. I use my poles to push as I hike, and the stiffness of the elliptical design is definitely felt and appreciated.
96 hour sale prices are only good on in-stock items and cannot be applied to prior purchases or combined with other promotions. Not all items from selected brands will be on clearance. Sale includes discontinued and prior season styles and colors from select brands. The code excludes GoPro, Snow/Wake/Skate brands, including Burton, Volcom, Liquid Force, Foursquare, Analog, Sessions, Oakley and others. Exclusions apply. Prices are while supplies last and are subject to change. Sale ends March 9, 2014 at 11:59pm EDT.