2007 Model No Longer Available
Black Diamond Syncline Trekking Pole - 2007 BCS
The two-section Black Diamond Syncline Trekking Poles go well with hikers and backpackers who don't often have their poles strapped to their packs. You don't need three section poles if you always use yours, so why spend the extra money? The Syncline Trekking Poles have FlickLock adjustments that work when they get icy, wet, muddy, or dirty. You just can't fool these things. Black Diamond's foam grips feel comfortable against your hands when you pass mile 15 on your hike. The contoured handles reduce wrist fatigue to keep you going strong at mile 25.
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Light and simple
May 23, 2012
My first pair of hiking poles, love the way they feel. They are light enough and feel strong. Can't wait to take them out on a hike.
May 29, 2012
I don't normally ever use poles but I bought these for a hike through water and they worked great for keeping balance on wet rocks. I'm 5'11 165 pounds and one pole could just about support all my weight. If you're any taller they will start to bend a lot. I never had any problem with the lock slipping. The only downside is that you can't shorten them into a very compact size when you don't need them.
Is this one pole or two?
Is this one pole or two?
By: chris P
May 6, 2012
May 6, 2012
Strong and light
October 30, 2008
I've had these for about six months and have used them on several day hikes in various hills and mountains around the Bay Area. I am def. not a lightweight (260), so I appreciate the absolute solidity of the flicklock system. These things are just what the Dr. ordered for saving my knees -- after 20 years of soccer -- on the downhill segments.
May 11, 2012
Was optomistic about strength of pole, but have gotten in some tough positions where most aluminum poles would have bent and these guys didn't. Didn't like the length when folded up but was actually able to shorten them using a tubing cutter. Attach to my day back and ready if needed.
Write your question here... I am 64 and looking for poles to
Write your question here... I am 64 and looking for poles to replace my wooden stick for hiking. Will do 225 miles in the north of England next summer, possibly double that in Spain. Need lightweight, strong poles to relieve pressure on knees and wrists. I wonder if these might fold up small enough to strap to pack occasionally, since I am only 5' 5". Other suggestions? The more expensive version sounds quite a lot heavier...
March 3, 2009
I am buying these as a gift for my father, an occasional hiker, but can speak from experience about BD poles in general (mine are the step up, with 3 sections, which MIGHT make them slightly less strong): they will (even with 2 sections) collapse without a problem to fit on a backpack. They are very light, extremely well-built, and the flick-lock system? Absolutely amazing. NEVER an issue. And if there is? A simple twist with a phillips-head driver and you're set. The old twist-and-lock system on (every other pole on the planet) is awful by comparison (they ice up and they break). Buy them, You'll be happy.
January 26, 2011
Built to last
December 18, 2010
I got these last summer. after I tried a very technical hike with an old set of ski poles. (Not recommended BTY)
I later hiked Mt Timpanogos,Utah several times after I got them. I love how quick you can adjust for the length.Great support for a light weight pole.
Simple and Easy
September 9, 2011
Best thing about these poles is they are very easy to use. they are nice and sturdy with a very easy telescoping mechanism. The only weakness is they don't telescope down as much as one might like. For me and what I like to do it is not a big deal but I can see how they might become a nuisance if you are trying to transport them.