A couple of days ago I saw a professionally made trekking pole cordage guide. I liked it so much that I decided to make my own. My first attempt is here. It took some time and there were a number of failures.
- my grommet kit would not cut the webbing
- smashing the grommet caused the webbing to stretch
- when I glued the grip-side version I ended up with glue all over my hands.
So I decided to try again without the grommets. Unfortunately I still managed to glue my fingers together.
I like the grip up model because it means I can jam the tip of the pole into the ground giving the structure some stability. (ignore the tape as the glue is not dry yet.) This is a reasonably strong structure but big and heavier than the next.
|grip down #1 |
|Grip down #2|