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  1. #1
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    Carbon shovel shafts...good or bad idea ?

    There are a few shovels with carbon shafts showing up. Anyone played with and beat on these yet ? On one hand I am a little concerned about durability...on the other I ride a carbon bike downhill at high speeds with out thinking twice about it. Carbon has proven to be pretty durable stuff but prying and chopping are a bit different loads.

    Thoughts-experiences ?

  2. #2
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    Splinters suck, especially carbon ones. Aluminum fine so far, and keeps cost down.

    It's a shovel, after all is said and done.



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  3. #3
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    Carbon splinters suck hudge balls.

  4. #4
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    There keep being good, lightweight aluminum ones... the Mammut Alugator Light is impressively lightweight/burly and all aluminum. I guess the really light Arvas have carbon fiber shafts? Idk. Very happy with my Mammut...

  5. #5
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    Does anyone have an extendable carbon shaft yet? That's the biggest selling point for me for the brooks, voiles, etc. alu ones.
    Life is a lot like climbing: there isn't anything much more comforting than a good #2.

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