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Post by stim » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:57 am

Has anyone tried making their own trekking poles? I've read a few articles and watched a few videos on folks making them out of CF golf club shafts. Looks interesting and just thought I'd ask here.



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Post by kev137 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:31 pm

I've thought about it, but didn't know if it was worth the time and money. I guess if you already have or can get the c.f. golf clubs cheap it might fun to try. I don't know how much they cost normaly and is it cheaper than just buying hiking poles?
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Post by thanhliem24 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:16 am

You should make trekking poles follow instructables.com/id/Do-it-yourself-adjustable-Trekking-Poles-for-abou/
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Post by Calait » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:38 am

thanhliem24 wrote:You should make trekking poles follow instructables.com/id/Do-it-yourself-adjustable-Trekking-Poles-for-abou/
Thanks for posting this article, I may give these a try to build these and make my own no-ground trekking poles, $130 is a bit pricey at this time.
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Post by gmcpcs » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:41 pm

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Thanks for posting this article, I may give these a try to build these and make my own no-ground trekking poles, $130 is a bit pricey at this time.
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I have a set of those, if you're at the next November Texas Hang, I'll show them around. FWIW, I managed to pick up a couple of cheap aluminum walking poles with the flip locks. I took off the plastic handles and put on those cork handles you can get, I can't find them off hand...

I had to make a custom sander by chucking a folded over coat hanger into my drill with a sandpaper insert. I just sanded out the inside diameter until it fit on those poles.

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Post by Calait » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:38 pm

gmcpcs wrote:
I have a set of those, if you're at the next November Texas Hang, I'll show them around. FWIW, I managed to pick up a couple of cheap aluminum walking poles with the flip locks. I took off the plastic handles and put on those cork handles you can get, I can't find them off hand...

I had to make a custom sander by chucking a folded over coat hanger into my drill with a sandpaper insert. I just sanded out the inside diameter until it fit on those poles.

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Post by gmcpcs » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:40 pm

Oh don't worry about that, they will be plenty of places for people to hang.

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Post by Calait » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:46 pm

gmcpcs wrote:Oh don't worry about that, they will be plenty of places for people to hang.

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