May 15, 2013 at 3:11 pm #1302969
I broke a tip section of my GG LT4 pole this past weekend. Tip sections are out of stock at GG. Anyone have a replacement tip to sell or know of a possible alternative?May 15, 2013 at 4:35 pm #1986509
Bob BankheadBPL Member
@wandering_bobLocale: Oregon, USA
The LT4s accept the Leki tips and baskets.
Now if you broke the lower CF SHAFT section, then you've got a real problem. I managed to foolishly do that several years ago on the JMT and bought 2 new lower sections – one to replace the broken one and a spare for my gear closet.
Sorry, no, I won't sell the spare, or at least not for anything even vaguely approaching a reasonable cost.
God only knows what the supply problem is that has GG out of stock on these very popular poles for so long.May 15, 2013 at 7:26 pm #1986580
Yeah, I need the whole tip section, not just the tip.May 16, 2013 at 8:32 am #1986746
Mike In SocalBPL Member
You might want to search for tapered carbon tube. I found this:
You could also try the Composites Store but I didn't see tapered tube:
MikeMay 16, 2013 at 8:53 am #1986753May 16, 2013 at 9:24 am #1986766
Thanks for the links, guys. Nice repair, Greg. My break was quite high on the tip section. I thought about trying repair, but not sure it would have held as well up high on the shaft. Regardless, it broke on my last day as we were going through areas where I probably should have put away my poles anyway.May 16, 2013 at 9:59 am #1986786
Hiking MaltoBPL Member
I have repaired both upper and lower sections. If its broken just above the taper then you can whittle down the taper and put it inside the broken section with epoxy. Mine pole has at least a thousand miles repaired in this manner. If its even higher you should be able to find an internal splint.May 16, 2013 at 12:42 pm #1986845
Greg MihalikBPL Member
I now take nesting tubes that can splint an upper, a lower, or a tent pole. (I tightly wrap a skein of 2mm "emergency cord" and stuff it inside to utilize that volume.)
You can find thinwall brass tubing at most hardware stores, or at Michael's, in sizes to closely fit over both the uppers and the lowers. Clean up the shattered ends, slide the tubing over and tape it in place.
If an end is effectively destroyed/split for a number of inches I would suggest cutting back until you get to solid material. Otherwise one end could split around the other and then telescope in.
I used this technique on a recent trip and pole held up well for the remaining 5 days.
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