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Distance Carbon FLZ Trekking Poles

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Combining ultralight carbon construction with Z-Pole technology and FlickLock® adjustability, the Distance Carbon FLZ is now stiffer and more durable, making it the ultimate pole in adjustable, folding performance READ MORE
Item# BD11220400001101
$189.95
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Combining ultralight carbon construction with Z-Pole technology and FlickLock® adjustability, the Distance Carbon FLZ is now stiffer and more durable, making it the ultimate pole in adjustable, folding performance Learn More

Description

The Black Diamond Distance Carbon FLZ is our premium pole for fully adjustable, folding performance. Now with improved joint support (making them 30% stiffer) and greater durability thanks to added reinforcements around the locking mechanism and upper shaft, this highly adaptable trekking pole delivers 100% carbon construction, FlickLock® adjustability and a three-section foldable shaft. Combined with interchangeable, non-scarring Tech Tips and a lightweight EVA foam grip, your grasp and traction will be solid.

  • Improved joint support and stiffness
  • Lightweight, EVA foam grip with breathable, moisture-wicking grip
  • Non-slip EVA foam mini-grip extension
  • Three-section foldable shaft with speed cone deployment and FlickLock®  adjustability
  • 100% carbon fiber construction
  • Interchangeable, non-scarring rubber Tech Tips and carbide Tech Tips
  • Stopper basket with shaft catcher to secure folded sections

Tech Specs

Series :   Distance
Weight Per Pair :   [95-110 cm] 332 g (11.7 oz)
[105-125 cm] 360 g (12.7 oz)
[120-140 cm] 385 g (13.6 oz)
Usable Length :   [95-110 cm] 95-110 cm (37-43 in)
[105-125 cm] 105-125 cm (41-49 in)
[120-140 cm] 120-140 cm (47-55 in)
Collapsed Length :   [95-110 cm] 34 cm (13.4 in)
[105-125 cm] 37 cm (14.6 in)
[120-140 cm] 40 cm (15.7 in)
Z-Pole Rapid Deployment System

Z-Pole Rapid Deployment System

  • Concealed inner cord
  • Single push-button release to collapse the pole
  • One-pull, Speed Cone deployment

Speed Cone technology comes from our expertise in avalanche probe design—a key component of Z-Poles' stiffness and fast deployment. Simply grab the grip and the first shaft section, and pull them away from each other. The pole will snap into place and lock. Each Speed Cone guides a shaft section into place, and stiffens the joint when the pole is locked. Protective, flexible tube ends cover the pole’s Kevlar® center cord when folded.

 
Distance Carbon FLZ Trekking Poles is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and compact Couldn’t be happier with these poles. They’re very light and compact when not in use. The adjustability is a great feature.
Date published: 2018-12-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Light but disposable After light use on a handful of outings over just over a year (yeah typical just out of warranty!) my poles are splitting by the buttons. If it wasn't for that I'd have said they were pretty good, however as it is I recommend checking out other options
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great poles but destroyed my clothes I have recently walked the complete Camino Frances across Spain and have used the Carbon FLZ trekking poles. They are very light and easy to fold when not used. Unfortunately, I have destroyed several pieces of clothing due to the poles. The reason is that they, when folded, give off a thick oily and dirty substance at the revealed joints and this substance is giving off on hands and clothings. I have cleaned the poles with paper several times but it only helps shortly. Would be fine to hear Black Diamonds and others experience in this subject.
Date published: 2018-11-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do NOT buy these for skiing Based on some other reviews, I bought these for skiing, based on their light weight, compactness, and carbon tips. However, based on the fact that they have no positive locking system, they can not be used for skiing, as they will simply separate with any tension on the pole system.
Date published: 2018-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How to Use This Pole These carbon trekking poles have had mixed reviews mostly regarding their durability. So I thought to opt for the aluminum as a work-a-day pole as I get out quite a lot. But the carbon is so dang light… In the end, I decided to give carbon a try anyway. My experience has been great. These poles are indeed super light. And the transition between folded and extended is trouble free. And they stow super well with ultra vests. The poles were an experiment at first, but now are part of my standard kit. Mind you, because of the cautionary reviews, I don’t slop my way through extending the pole for use. I suspect at least some of folk’s problems have been rooted here. A tent pole improperly seated is not strong, and same goes for these poles. I give attention that the segments are set and the lock button is securely where it needs to be. Not much mental energy, just part of the process. So, here is where I have a question for the folks that have broken these poles: How are you using them? Trekking poles are gaining a lot of popularity these days because of the ultra running world. And I’m sure this is what the designers had in mind when creating them. (As an aside, I ski probably 4-5 days a week in winter and can say that pole weight is generally not that big a deal since they are sticking in the ground when you apply pressure to them. Light swing weight feels nice but probably does not change the number of calories you burn at the end of the day.) However, because of the insane number of footsteps involved with ultra running and the necessity of having a kit that is truly ultralight, ultralight poles really start to make sense. How I use them: Uphills only, and not for scrambling. Ever watch a dog run? With the increased effort in moving uphill, using poles allow you to be this dog. The benefit increases as the grade steepens. In fact, if the grade is so steep that I am “staircasing”, I will generally double-pole continuously in a manner that is much like skipping. But when the going turns to sustained rock hopping (boulder fields) and scrambling (hands on) I put the poles away. The poles no longer provide a benefit and I want to have my hands free. Using poles in rocky terrain as such beckons them to become broken. They are simply not duty for this and not intended to be. No downhills either. Since the greatest benefit of the poles are on the uphill, it makes sense to keep them short. Short poles become stubby on the downhill. And furthermore, they don’t really help anything. Downhill is not a time to be leaning on your poles, but focusing on your footwork. Think the image of a tap dancer on rocks and otherwise taking steps on bent legs so as to absorb with your quads and not your knees. Poles in my mind really do not contribute to a proper suspension for downhills. In conclusion, maybe I trip and break these poles someday. And I will be sad. But then I will replace them. I like this product. I am 5’10” and use a 110cm pole length
Date published: 2018-10-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poles fail around locking pin Used these for a backpacking trip int he Adirondacks. They lasted about one day of use when the carbon started fraying around where the locking pin is. The second pole lasted another two days and then started doing the same. This design has a design flaw in it. The design around the locking pin needs to be changed to consider these poles for something other than walking around flat trails in a city park.
Date published: 2018-10-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great weight poor strength Used these poles for geological mapping in rugged terrain. Single pole use only as the other hand was needed for use for a tablet computer. The weight and adjustability of these poles are great and were nice and convenient to use. However, after about 20 days use (~200km) they failed around the locking pin and hence, would not maintain length or integrity. Replaced under warranty but failed again in the same place. The area around the locking pin needs to be strengthened. If this was done these would be fantastic poles.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these poles! I have owned and used these poles for a number of years. They are strong, light and very comfortable to use. But what I love most is how fast and simple they are to fold up and flip out out again. They fit easily inside my carry on bag when travelling and were the envy of Europeans I was recently hiking with in Wales. Unfortunately I also had a fall on that trip, breaking both a pole and a wrist. Black Diamond could not repair it, but offered me a replacement pair at a 40% discount. In short, I couldn’t be happier, both with the poles and the customer service.
Date published: 2018-07-19
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