Black Diamond Equipment
Whippet Ski Pole
With three-section packability and added traction for steep terrain, the Whippet is perfect for ski mountaineering expeditions and splitboard excursions. The Whippet’s removable steel pick adds a margin of safety for mega-steep, no-fall terrain, while also converting into an easily stowable, adjustable pole for backcountry powder missions. READ MORE
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With three-section packability and added traction for steep terrain, the Whippet is perfect for ski mountaineering expeditions and splitboard excursions. The Whippet’s removable steel pick adds a margin of safety for mega-steep, no-fall terrain, while also converting into an easily stowable, adjustable pole for backcountry powder missions. Learn More
DescriptionBuilt for steep ski or splitboard terrain that requires extra traction, the Whippet is now improved with a removable steel pick. Using our innovative ClickLock Dial, you can attach the pick to add a margin of safety for icy bootpacks and no-fall descents, and then remove it for shredding low-angle powder in the backcountry. With its three-section packability, the Whippet is stowable, making it ideal for splitboarding excursions, while its FlickLock Pro adjustability makes it a versatile pole for a variety of conditions.
- ClickLock Dial
- Removable steel pick
- Grip insert for ski mode
- FlickLock Pro adjustment
- 3-piece aluminum shaft
- Indexed ¾ Powder Basket
BD ATHLETE MARY MCINTYRE: SKIING & CLIMBING IN THE ARGENTINE ANDES
Weight Per Pair : 452 g (15.9 oz) each, Pole and Whippet
Usable Length : 100 - 140 cm (39 - 55 in)
Collapsed Length : 70 cm (28 in)
Whippet Ski Pole is rated out of 5 by 5.
Rated 4 out of 5 by whippetgood from A great idea well executed with new features I have climbed/hiked in Adirondacks Mtns during winter for 12 years and been using the original whippet. The original is great, but this has improved the usability.....3 sections makes it pack smaller and the removable pick allows me to ditch the pick when desired.
Date published: 2019-04-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by jimm from Rubber/plastic fell apart after two days The rubber sides fell off after two uses. Meh, it would still work but it should stay together for a while, come on BD! It does attach easily and seemed secure so I'll keep using it
Date published: 2019-03-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jake from Nice ski pole I like how you can remove the whippet, but the plastic on the handle fell apart after only a couple uses. But still works
Date published: 2019-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jerm from Works well. Could us improvements. The adjustability and features of this pole are great. I do with the telescoping segments had stoppers so the possibility of pulling a section out(or it falling out if a clip breaks) was not there. Additionally, the small plastic stopper on the basket that keeps it in position is quite soft and can easily be damaged or warped.
Date published: 2019-01-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jordan from Ice axe + pole = the worst of both The good: I've used whippets for many years now. They've saved my life. I never leave home without it from April-July. The bad: Could they improve this thing? Oh yeah. Is there anything on the market that's comparable? No... unfortunately. We're stuck with the BD whippet for now. BD seems to have gone with the "pretty bad ice axe, great ski pole" philosophy, rather than the other way around. It's slightly better than just poking your finger into the snow, and forget about getting it into ice or neve with any regularity. So can it arrest a fall if you use it immediately? Yeah, definitely.Will it arrest as well as an ice axe if you have any speed at all? No, you'll find yourself careening down the mountain at a moderate speed instead of high speed. Can it assist your climb? Yeah, but an ice axe is 100x better. (As an aside I never understood why they put a huge basket on the pole. Who is using a whippet in deep snow? It won't even work in deep snow. People use whippets for spring and summer bushwhacking missions and the huge basket seems to be designed specifically to snag branches. Just cut the edges off, I say)
Date published: 2018-11-16