I recently discovered a nice blog “Gear Talk with Jason Klass” who blogs a running commentary on backpacking gear and DIY gear projects. His most recent post is a nice one describing how to make Carbon fiber trekking poles on the cheap – the components included:
- 42″ Carbon golf club shafts. $5 each on eBay.
- Cork grips. $2 each at my local fly fishing shop.
- Leki tips. $7.50 each from REI. These are key because there are snow basket attachments that fit Leki.
- Bicycle handle bar tape. $10 at my local bike shop.
The end product weighed 4.4 oz. per pole. The cost per pole was about $18.50 All the poles lacked were straps.
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