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How do I remove snow baskets?

Postby Mountain Ninja » Fri May 06, 2011 11:43 am

I got some new trekking poles and I'm trying to remove the snow baskets from my old/worn out poles. How do I do it?

To get them on, I twisted/screwed the basket onto the pole until it snapped.
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Re: How do I remove snow baskets?

Postby SurfNTurf » Fri May 06, 2011 11:47 am

I use Black Diamond Trail Back poles and it requires a bit of force. I have to twist mine at the same time as tugging pretty hard, but they usually slip right off.
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Re: How do I remove snow baskets?

Postby elchivoloco » Fri May 06, 2011 11:48 am

Mountain_Ninja wrote:To get them on, I twisted/screwed the basket onto the pole until it snapped.


Do that in reverse
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Re: How do I remove snow baskets?

Postby gsliva » Fri May 06, 2011 11:53 am

Channel locks to hold the pointed end. Brute force with you hands or another set of pliers or channel locks to twist the basket. They come off when you don't want them to and it's impossible when you do.
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Re: How do I remove snow baskets?

Postby Mountain Ninja » Fri May 06, 2011 12:12 pm

elchivoloco wrote:
Mountain_Ninja wrote:To get them on, I twisted/screwed the basket onto the pole until it snapped.


Do that in reverse


Lol. Okay yes I guess I just wasn't using enough "umph." Thanks guys, see some of you tonight/tomorrow! :)
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Re: How do I remove snow baskets?

Postby MountainHiker » Fri May 06, 2011 1:09 pm

Mountain_Ninja wrote:
elchivoloco wrote:
Mountain_Ninja wrote:To get them on, I twisted/screwed the basket onto the pole until it snapped.


Do that in reverse


Lol. Okay yes I guess I just wasn't using enough "umph." Thanks guys, see some of you tonight/tomorrow! :)

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Re: How do I remove snow baskets?

Postby COCO » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:45 pm

It's easier than it seems my friend, you don't need any tools but your bare hands and a little pressure. Do the following. To remove them from your pole, place the pole on the floor or on a hard surface in a vertical position, as if you were hiking.

Grab the snow basket, with both hands, between your index and your thumb as if you're holding a dish with both hands, but as close to the pole as you could.

Start making pressure toward the floor, increase the pressure until they pop off. To install them, place the pole upside down and repeat the operation the same way until they click.

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Re: How do I remove snow baskets?

Postby Dex » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:53 am

It depends upon the mfg. Some have twist on like a screw. Some have posts that you align and then push on and twist.
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Re: How do I remove snow baskets?

Postby Scott P » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:03 am

Let your kids ski with them and the baskets will magically disappear.
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Re: How do I remove snow baskets?

Postby Jay521 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:48 am

Scott P wrote:Let your kids ski with them and the baskets will magically disappear.

:lol:
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