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Black Diamond Carbon Whippet Pole
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Black Diamond Carbon Whippet Pole

Black Diamond Carbon Whippet Pole is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13.
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4.7 Star Rating
4.7
$139.95

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Product Description Item No.   10283159

FEATURES of the Black Diamond Carbon Whippet Pole

  • Stainless steel pick with canard wing built into a dual-density touring grip
  • Dual FlickLock Pro adjustability and security
  • Compacts down to 26.75 in
  • Powder basket
  • Poles sold individually

- + Product Specifications
Features: Adjustable
Best Use: Backpacking, Travel, Skiing, Expedition
Weight: 17 oz
Grip Material: Cork / Rubber
Locking System: Button Lock
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Max Pole Height: 55 inches
Shaft Material: Aluminum / Carbon
Pole Tip Material: Rubber
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saves your life, saves your back I took a 60 cm ice axe to a snow skills training course in the High Sierras and immediately saw some shortcomings with it. It was a very difficult transition from walking upright with two trekking poles, to stooping over snow fields to use an ice axe/trekking pole combination for balance and self arrest. Solution? Bring in the Whippett. Our class instructor let me borrow his and man, what a difference. I was still able to stand upright while traversing large, steep snow fields. And, with the length (I set mine at 125 cm), I was also able to easily poke the snow in front of my steps for potential ice bridges and post hole-ing. When climbing a step pitch with toe kicks, I could easily shorten my Whippett to the same length as a typical ice axe. I bought two Whippetss so I can go in to turbo 4x mode with my crampons as need be. And going down steep snow fields, I can extend the Whippett(s) and boot ski. Try that with an ice axe (thanks but, no thanks!). Plus off snow fields, it still provides excellent support as a downhill trekking pole for steep scree and talus fields or tight cat walks. You hardly notice the difference in weight from a normal trekking pole. As for self arrest, it performs identical to my ice axe - even better when you consider it is ALWAYs in my hands as a trekking pole. And, the Whippett just feels really solid when you need to rely upon it. It can handle more weight than a traditional trekking pole. It also makes a great self defense tool should that need arise. But, it will more likely thwart any need for that as it looks quite menacing. Do yourself and your back a favor, if your trekking takes you into snowy conditions, get yourself a Whippett.
Date published: 2018-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Backing it I bought this 2 weeks ago for my trip to the Wasatch. I ended up using this concurring the north and south side of big superior and this was super useful and an added feeling of security while moving across, up, and down the ridge. It would be nicer if 1. the pole was 4 parts and packed down smaller, and also if the top folded down like a knife for packing away. I am a split boarder and packability is key. I don't use the compactor anymore as I don't trust it and wish the explorer and the carbon whippet both had 4 sections to compact even smaller, but had more reliability compared to the compactor. Otherwise great tool and totally worth the purchase.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Strong, stable, and stowable... I originally bought the two-piece Whippet from another retailer but returned it as the 100cm minimum stowed length stood up like a (tree grabbing) periscope, way above my pack. I then bought the 3 piece carbon, here from Moosejaw and LOVE how it's 70cm(I think!) stowed length fits onmy pack! This Whippet, my Grivel ice axe, and a 3 piece REI trekking pole, and I'm set for all sorts of BC adventures.....
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great with a couple caveats I owned the first generation 2-piece design that has worked great for years. I opted to upgrade to the carbon, 3 piece model for packability and weight reduction. The new model works the same, but the buckles are finicky. They're secure when the pole is extended, but when the pole is collapsed, they don't work. One is loose and the other won't close unless I extend the pole about 1". Not deal breakers, but annoying to leave the buckle open when fully collapsed.
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite winter gear I don't ski, but I'm climbing up something steep in the Cascades in my snow shoes or crampons every weekend. On those trips there are times when the climb isn't steep enough that an ice ax works well, but the conditions are such that a fall might lead to an "overly-exciting mountaineering experience". At those times having a whippet in your hand is really awesome. Another huge advantage is that if you do slip, the whippet is already in your hand in the self-arrest position. It works when you need it. The other cool thing is that my carbon whippet immediately inspires gear envy in other climbers.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool for BC missions I'd purchased the carbon for splitboarding because it breaks down more than the original version. I now bring it along for icy BC ski descents too. Great upgrade from the original BD.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for my winter hiking too! I don't back country ski but I hike regularly in the White Mountains of NH. About a year ago I saw someone on the trail with a whippet and decided to buy one and give it a try. After one winter of use I can say that I rarely used the ice axe (carry it less and use it only rarely). While not its intended use I have found it useful in stabilizing myself by hooking small trees/branches/rocks if used cautiously when climbing or descending. (BD lawyers have angina here). Haven't needed it for self arrest (its intended use) but like the fact it is in my hand all the time unlike the ice axe. If looking at photo don't get excited. Somehow the whippet was held backwards for the photo. I don't hike with it this way. :-)
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my new go-to second tool On our recent climb of the East Ridge of Mt. Logan in Yukon, my Whippet became my go-to second tool. On big glacier terrain I usually climb with a ski pole in hand to occasionally test snow bridges. Experience has shown me that if I can probe with a ski pole basket and not go through, I can usually walk across without breaking through. On a whim I brought my Whippet on Logan (I usually only use it steep skiing as a backup for that occasional consequential screw-up). I ended up using the Whippet for most of the alpine ice as well as endless steep snow walls we encountered and put my actual north wall on my pack. The carbon version is lighter to save energy for long days, especially at high altitudes. I'm very glad this is available as a three-piece as it makes packing and traveling so much easier. The new carbon Whippet is an excellent example of great R & D by, in my opinion, the best gear manufacturer on the planet--Black Diamond. Keep up the great work, guys!
Date published: 2016-07-28
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The product description says that it "Compacts down to 21.5 in". Is that really true? Is this a different version of the BD whippet that only compacts down to 26.75 in?

Asked by: bender
Hey there bender, Thanks for your question! The BD Whippet does compact down to 26.75 in. I apologize for the mistake - I will get this corrected ASAP!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2018-03-06
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