Black Diamond Traverse Ski Poles 2017


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You'll want to keep Black Diamond's Traverse adjustable ski poles close at hand on your next tour. Their length is adjustable via Black Diamonds Flicklock system that lets you keep your gloves and mittens. The FlickLock is strong enough to bear weight when you peak over the edge of your line too. You'll appreciate the SwitchRelease technology that lets the straps come undone when you snag a pole on a tree. One end of the strap stays attached so you don't lose them - which we think is pretty well thought out.

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Ski Pole Sizing
Skier Height Skier Height (cm) Pole Size (in)
3'4" or shorter 101cm or shorter 32" or shorter
3'5"-3'8" 104-112cm 34"
3'9"-4' 114-122cm 36"
4'1"-4'4" 124-132cm 38"
4'5"-4'8" 134-142cm 40"
4'9"-5' 145-152cm 42"
5'1"-5'3" 155-160cm 44"
5'4"-5'6" 162-168cm 46"
5'7"-5'9" 170-175cm 48"
5'10"-6' 177-183cm 50"
6'1"-6'3" 185-190.5cm 52"
6'4" + 193cm + 54" +
Ski poles are your friends. They help you maintain proper form and balance, as well as help you get across the flat spots. The only people that shouldn't use poles are kids that cannot parallel yet, true beginners, snowboarders, and park skiers that desperately need to look like snowboarders. So if you aren't one of these categories, you should be using poles.
Sizing poles is easy. Just use the ski pole Sizing chart to give you a good estimate of what length of poles you should be using.
Ideally, your arm should be parallel to the ground when you grasp the pole (with the tip up) below the basket.

There are cases when you can go longer or shorter than what the chart recommends:

  • If you are a bump skier, you should size down 2-8 inches.
  • If you want an aggressive stance for steeps and higher speed skiing, size down 2 inches.
  • If you are doing a lot of park skiing, size down 2-6 inches
  • If you Telemark, size down 2-6 inches
  • If you are powder skiing a lot, size up 2 inches.
  • If you are ski jousting, size up 4-12 inches

We have thousands of poles to choose from, and if we don't have your size, any of our poles are easy to cut to length.




  • SwitchRelease breakaway technology
  • 16 mm (0.63 in) aluminum upper with 14 mm (0.55 in) aluminum lower
  • Redesigned touring grip with updated ergonomics
  • Touring ring with Soft Touch upper shaft coating for touring functionality
  • 100 mm (4 in) Powder Baskets
  • FlickLock Pro adjustability
  • Usable Length: [95-145 cm] 37.1-56.6 in
  • Usable Length: [105-155 cm] 41-60.5 in
  • Collapsed Length: [95-145 cm] 95 cm (37.4 in)
  • Collapsed Length: [105-155 cm] 105 cm (41.3 in)
  • Weight Per Pair: 606 g ( 1lb 5 oz)

Additional Info

Gender Men's
Model Year 2017
Pole Construction Aluminum
International Availability-Prices USD United States, Canada
Basket Type Powder
Country of Manufacturer China
Warranty Manufacturers one year standard warranty

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