August 26 2022
Here’s a "tip" for hiking poles: Rubber hiking pole tips reduce damage to the trail, are quieter on rocks and roads, and provide excellent grip on most surfaces. Quality tips will last 100s of miles, but they eventually become rounded off and need replacement. I put a wrap of cloth tape on my pole for a tighter fit, and I’ve never lost a tip when I've done this. While cheap tips are available online, I have found them to wear out very quickly, and they don't provide much grip even when new. The tips from Black Diamond are a much better value because they last many times longer and provide a better grip throughout their life.