Full Spectrum ELS


Full Spectrum ELS
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Full Spectrum ELS
Manufacturer Leki
Page By Dow Williams
Page Type Feb 14, 2007 / May 2, 2007
Object ID 2613
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Product Description

The Leki Full Spectrum ELS Aluminum Backountry ski pole is a two piece pole that adjusts from 110cm to 135cm. The Trigger click-in-system aids climbing, adding both power and comfort. The Trigger Power Strap clicks into the grip, and releases should you take a thumb-bending digger. Leki's Easy Lock system easily and quickly adjust pole lenght. With small Vision baskets for hard pack, inbounds skiing conditions and touring baskets as well, the Leki Full Spectrum will be with you on every ski day.

Bottom Line: Covers the entire spectrum of your skiing from resort to backcountry and hard pack to powder.


Shaft Material: Aluminum
Grip Material: Trigger sport grip
Tip Material: Extra Long Carbide Flex Tip
Extendable Range: 110-135cm
Replaceable Baskets: Yes
Number Of Baskets: 2 Vision, 2 touring
Probe: No
Breakaway Straps: Yes
Recommended Use: Backcountry travel
Weight: 20oz
Warranty: 2 years [shaft only]



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Dow Williams - Feb 14, 2007 6:34 pm - Voted 3/5

Leki Full Spectrum
Listen, I bought these for the breakaway straps and that is the part I was suspect about. However, they are bomber. They truly stay attached in harsh conditions and are easy to free of ice and snow and break away when they need to.

The problem is the damn pole. I have these old Black Diamond fasten type heavy poles some friend left at my house 10 years ago! Still adjust and work like a charm. A screwdriver once in a blue moon is the only adjustment. These fancy ELS (easy lock systems) have plastic innards that freeze up in harsh low temps. You better have a tool and some warm hands to deal with it every time. The problem is, you must make constant adjustments whether you are climbing or skiing so this part of the pole has to function. The wrist leashes are fantastic though. You can stop and eat, drink, climb, whatever without having to come out of them. Leki, please combine the wrist leash and lightweight pole with the clamp adjustment system.

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