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How to replace pole tips (Leki)

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I have a pair of Leki trigger Carbon poles and the very end of the tip is gone off of one of them. Do I replace just that insert or the entire tip with the sleeve the basket is on?

Where can I purchase the part I need?

Thanks!
post #2 of 13
Order a set of these:

http://www.rei.com/product/603191

Probably available elsewhere as well.

You can also order the basket type of your choice and put it on. Or use your old one if you still have it (which it sounds like you do). With the Leki poles, IMO, it pays to carry a spare tip & basket as a matter of course. I seem to lose one in hard sticky snow every year or three. Easy to bang a new one on. Of course you feel like a real idiot when the first time in many years you get caught without your spare is run number 2 of your first heli-trip...ooops....

You should probably check to verify that these are exactly the tips you need - but I believe most recent vintage Leki poles take these.

Happy New year!
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Happy New Year to you too Spinner! Thanks for the link!

So even though they say "trekking poles" I assume based on your post they will work on the ski poles too?
post #4 of 13
You beat me to it -- notice my edit about double checking... They look like the spares I've gotten & used without any trouble. I'm not sure Leki labeling is always "optimal"...
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
well I ordered them - we'll see
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks spindrift, the tips arrived yesterday and although getting the old one off took a bit of work, they are perfect!
post #7 of 13

I have a pair of Rossignol aluminum poles I like a lot - they're a good length for me, and light.
 

Unfortunately I recently snapped a tip trying to stand my poles up in some hardpack...

 

 

I pulled the broken tip sleeve off, and it's 3 1/2" long. The outside diameter of the ski pole at the (now) end is 3/8".

 

Looks like REI is still offering the replacement tips mentioned in post #2 above, but I'm wondering if they'll fit (the diameter shaft of) my poles, and baskets apparently do not come with the tips. The baskets screw off the tips I have now, but I don't know if they're threaded and/or sized correctly to work with the Leki tips.

 

I've Google'd and see some other potential replacement options, but none have (inside diameter) specs and most don't show baskets.

 

Other than "don't jam your poles hard into hard snow!" anyone have any suggestions? Something serviceable but cheap would be great.

 

Thx.

post #8 of 13

http://store.goode.com/ski-pole-parts/

 

Have 10.4 mm and 12.4 mm ferrules but they use Goode baskets and the engagement distance is shorter than what yours looks like (it's also shorter than Leki).

post #9 of 13

That's reasonable/close enough to take a shot on. Appreciate the Goode tip!  wink.gif

 

Seriously, thx!

post #10 of 13

I received replacement tips and baskets from Goode today, thx again for the suggestion. They fit well, and slide snugly 1" up the pole shaft - total pole length with the new tip is pretty close to the total length with the old tip, so everything looks good.

 

One question: Is it necessary to glue the new tips to the pole, or is the snug, push on fit sufficient?

post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by jc-ski View Post

I received replacement tips and baskets from Goode today, thx again for the suggestion. They fit well, and slide snugly 1" up the pole shaft - total pole length with the new tip is pretty close to the total length with the old tip, so everything looks good.

 

One question: Is it necessary to glue the new tips to the pole, or is the snug, push on fit sufficient?

I think if you're not intending to swap out your tips/baskets.  You might as well glue them on.  A lost basket can be a hassle for the day

post #12 of 13

Thx, Ray. No plans to, but I guess one could always break again while the poles still have some life left. I suppose if I did use a little JB Weld or marine epoxy that submersing the tip assembly in some boiling water would loosen it up enough to get it off. Heat works to loosen the epoxy on binding screws.

 

Goode provided an info page with the parts, and in it they state...

 

The tip is pressure applied, so all you have to do it tap on with a rubber mallet and you are set to go.

 

When all else fails, RTFM.  ;-)

 

BTW, they call it a Collet. That is the black plastic part that slides on the pole shaft that the basket is pushed or screwed onto. The metal part at the bottom that screws into the collet and first contacts the snow they refer to as an Ice Tip.

post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by jc-ski View Post


BTW, they call it a Collet. That is the black plastic part that slides on the pole shaft that the basket is pushed or screwed onto. The metal part at the bottom that screws into the collet and first contacts the snow they refer to as an Ice Tip.

 

I can see why they call it a collet - it's a justifiable but not a commonplace usage -  as witness above,  I call the combination of collet + tip a ferrule.

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