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This is where I mention weight. Because this is WildSnow.com. Sadly, due to the large sized steel anchor bung welded to the pick, one Whippet removed from pole weighs 5.3 ounces, 150 grams. They’re rather hefty. My non-adjustable carbon ski poles only weigh 7 ounces! Weight of the Whippet Carbon adjustable pole, without whippet pick installed, 10.6 ounces, 300 grams..
Okay, you got this far. One more thing. I have a lot of experience with Whippets, not only due to my own use, but my son’s life being saved by them, as well as knowing how Andrew McLean (the guy who originally designed them) utilizes. One for each hand. That is all.