Carbon fiber vs aluminum for trekking poles in Cold weather:
We had more Vertex poles than ever in the past season, performing stuff we never expected, like different snow sports. We worked hard – perhaps too hard for the stuff we planned, like skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. There were several concerns regarding the usage of carbon fiber trekking poles or aluminum poles for winter sports, resulting from these winter activities. The short response is very simple: aluminum is best adapted for extremely cold temperatures and high tension. Below is the full detailing why:
Wire vs. Lighting:
You can recognize that the fundamental distinctions between carbon fiber (CF) and aluminum are produced somewhat differently: aluminum is a chemical process and CF often includes a mechanical part.
Aluminum is the world’s most popular natural product. It is, therefore, low-density and non-corrosive (a roast resistant). It is lightweight. This mix of features renders aluminum ideal for a range of uses, but it is better used as an alloy with a few more minerals. It’s 7075 and is heavy, lightweight and has high tiredness, with which to cope easily.
It’s also used as aluminum for trekking poles (and automobiles, vehicles, guns, automobiles and vehicles, etc. ….) The main argument here is that aluminum is a chemical bonding alloy. Aluminum 7075 is tired and you just need to bent it challenging to crack it literally. The conditions at which humans live are therefore not affected by aluminum.
CF is composed of a carbonized fiber, indicating that the substance is effectively burned to the extent where the fiber stays with little but carbon atoms. The carbonized fibers are then formed in incredibly thin sheets of tissue.
The cloth with carbonized fabrics was stretched upwards in a separate epoxy sandwich between the frames, as it comes to trekking poles. The epoxy and CF sheets are the hollows of the CF in trekking poles. This method is what renders CF a composites real carbon fibers are very thin, very durable and robust. The technical component of the composite and epoxy processing is what renders the carbon fiber fragile. Without the right epoxy, even the best built CF shaft is not solid enough and epoxy is very susceptible to low temp. That is that the epoxy hardens, rendering the CF-composite more brittle and harder to crack. In cold weather that is a big factor.
Carbon Fiber Sky Poles:
Given the above, CF shafts have multiple trekking poles. We deal in many ways with the fragile problem:
1. High “engineered,” indicating bigger, more stable with fewer vulnerable points
2.Better, more expensive and epoxy for cold weather in the poles
You’ll switch to CF trekking poles if you’re comfortable with not dropping the pole which even more expensive than traditional trekking poles, it would be a lot lighter!
Why CF, then?
CF is thinner than copper and doesn’t vibrate when it meets rugged structures. The two primary factors are CF. In winter sports, all of these issues are less of a concern (except for ski touring). And I recommend that if you want collapsible poles, you stiffen with aluminum. Carbon fiber is not perfect for all but sub-freezing and plenty of snow.
Test the Telescopic Trekking Poles, constructed of four-season carbon fiber, if you are always willing to get the lightest, toughest pole available. Indeed, the carbon fiber in our poles is so insensitive to a temperature that NASA can need it on Mars.