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#146552 - 02/17/11 01:21 PM Re: anyone ever make trekking poles? [Re: ]
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I got my trekking poles from a thrift store, $5. They are really ski poles. I went through the selection and picked out the size that was just right for me.

You could use an old golf club by taking off the head. There are lots of options.
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#146564 - 02/17/11 03:40 PM Re: anyone ever make trekking poles? [Re: ]
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Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 607
Loc: IL.
Yea hit a garage sale. some driver shafts are that long. Club shafts are stong two. There was a person monthes ago that posted here about treckingpoles made from club shafts. They are very light and strong. Fishing poles would flex way to much. However, I was able to bye Kswiss trecking poles at Farm and Fleet for under ten bucks a piece. So far they have been excellent. Fleeter may have them on the web site? I did a little searching. This is what I use. so far excellent and great reveiws from others
http://www.walmart.com/ip/SwissGear-Hiki...599083778720335


Edited by Kent W (02/17/11 03:54 PM)

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#146570 - 02/17/11 05:27 PM Re: anyone ever make trekking poles? [Re: ]
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Loc: Wisconsin
I would look a little closer at the the treking poles lengths, mine are the REI traverse shocklights and they extend to 55 inches total length they are made by komperdell so i would think they have others styles in simular legnths. Golf club shafts are only around 45" or 46" from the maker. Althought they do make extensions for the grip end of the shaft. If you still want to look at using club shafts try Golfsmith outlet page

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#146574 - 02/17/11 07:14 PM Re: anyone ever make trekking poles? [Re: ]
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I know someone who made their own poles, but they cost more than 10 bucks. More like 40 but they are very light:

http://www.backpacking.net/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=92029#Post92029
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#146620 - 02/18/11 03:11 PM Re: anyone ever make trekking poles? [Re: ]
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4 or 5 foot bamboo poles from a garden center or Home Depot with cord wrapping for handles see this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5dzlnb9k8k

9 or 10 ounces and next to nothing in price.

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#146621 - 02/18/11 03:15 PM Re: anyone ever make trekking poles? [Re: ]
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