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I have rei peak ul compact trekking poles and the tips have worn down exposing the metal "point" this makes an attention getting click everytime it hits rock. I need rubber caps with metal washers inside to prevent this from happening again.
However I cannot find them - what are they called exactly? Also looking at my poles I do not see how the old rubber comes off or new one goes on? Ideas?
To remove, heat a bit in boiling water then twist and yank with pliars or with the tip restrained in a vise. No idea on where to buy washer reinforced tips.
Rubber tips don't stay on my Black Diamonds in slide rock. Lost both on a recent sheep hunt within a day or two.
ebay, they are cheap by the dozen too.
Google "trekking pole tip protectors".
Lots of choices.