You may remember, earlier in the year, the pole for my Scarp developed a small stress fracture (picture far left). I swapped the pole sections around so that it was at the end of the pole and wasn’t so vulnerable to failure. However, I have some spare DAC Featherlite poles left from my late lamented Marmot Thor. The other day I got round to cutting one down to fit the Scarp. It’s extremely easy to do with a small hacksaw and a file (to smooth the edges).
The remaining pictures show the result. The original Scarp pole is an Easton pole and the DAC pole has the red rubber band in the far right picture. Strangely, the DAC pole is slightly thicker, but is virtually the same weight. It also folds down into a shorter length. I’ve not tried it on the Scarp yet, but have no reason to believe that it won’t work. There were some comments recently on another Scarp pole failure on OM. I suspect the DAC pole will be more sturdy than the one supplied.