Aug 16, 2010 at 1:59 pm #1262298
Instead of carrying a pole jack for a pyramid tarp I was going to us my 2 trekking poles. Was wondering what others have found to be the best, lightest and most secure way of tieing 2 trekking poles together for this purpose.Aug 16, 2010 at 2:17 pm #1637881
Attaching straps together and then 3 strips of velcro wrapped around top middle and bottom of over lap. Works great.Aug 16, 2010 at 8:34 pm #1637990
deleteAug 16, 2010 at 8:53 pm #1637994
This is the way I do it, the same as James if I understand that correctly.
(wrap them up after this…)
FrancoAug 16, 2010 at 11:21 pm #1638016
@umnakLocale: Southeast AlaskaAug 18, 2010 at 11:34 am #1638434
You can get special link sections that twist-lock into the two ends of telescopic poles. Quite a neat idea, I thought. Available for handle or tip ends.
[before you all point it out, yes, the logo does look familiar, and, as I understand, is agreed by all parties…]Aug 19, 2010 at 8:10 am #1638648
We found that velcro works, but is finicky, and not real strong, depending maybe on what kind/type is used, possibly also where it is put together at. We changed to strips of old rubber bike tire inner tubes, very stretchy, overlap the wrap, man was that an improvement, strength wise. Pieces were like 1" wide by about 12" long.Aug 19, 2010 at 2:18 pm #1638781
Interesting. Thanks for all the advice. With the old rubber bike inner tubes, are you just tying the two ends together with an overhand knot after wrapping around the poles several times?Aug 23, 2010 at 5:09 pm #1639851
About 4 ft of line (maybe your extra guyout lines) and lash them together. Just like in Boy Scouts.Aug 24, 2010 at 7:03 am #1639967
I've ordered a replacement lower section for my Black Diamond Trail Back poles to use as a link section for connecting the two poles together. The section has a tip already mounted on it which I've been unable to remove despite considerable brute force. If I can't remove it, I'll just hacksaw it off.Aug 24, 2010 at 7:45 am #1639983
The semi magic of the inner tube wraps is no tieing. They stick to themselves. Begin by holding the end to the object, stretch tightly, use 1/2 width overlap until near the end, then with other end, just tuck it into the wrap under tension, no need to tie off, holds great. Hard to describe, but it works, try it. Trick is jamming end in under tension spot. I will post a picture if I can figure out how. 18" long 1" wide strips were used in the picture. Rock solid.Aug 24, 2010 at 4:16 pm #1640146
@eggsLocale: Mid Life
Over the years when I've broke them I've ordered replacement sections from BD. The old sections make great connectors
I don't hike with poles often any more so I don't do this as often any more with my Shanglri-la 3Aug 24, 2010 at 4:29 pm #1640155
@bcampriniLocale: Southern Appalachians
I don't believe Black Diamond sells these anymore, but they'd be a pretty easy make your own project.
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