Modifying your Hawk Helium Sticks is easy to do. But be careful! Anytime you modify your gear, you’re taking a safety risk. You could get hurt or die! Do so at your own risk.
This is a step by step process for how to modify a set of Hawk Helium Climbing Sticks. I use this with a DIY Aider (video coming soon) to get over 20’ for less than 7 lbs. Overall the sticks are 22” long with a 20” step. However, you can make them whatever length you want. It’s easy to adjust. They nest perfectly together with my rubber feet mod.
Cheapest Hawk Heliums here https://www.mackspw.com/Hawk-1-PK-Climbing-Stick
Get your Mini VersaStraps here https://tethrdnation.com/product/versastrap/
Get your rubber feet here https://rubberfeet.us/store/?model_number=TF8T-TPR87
Get your Instamorph here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004MFLU4…kCode=ic6&ascsubtag=amzn1.ideas.1XVYGJZZUSYON
Here is how I painted my Sticks https://youtu.be/dhONeCsz8Rs
Nuts & Bolts Needed
Drill Bit for Stand Offs and Steps = ¼”
Drill Bit for Rubber Feet = 24
Screws for Rubber Feet = 10-24 @ ¾” long
VersaButton = 1 ½” long 1/4×20 Stainless Bolt. (you might want to upgrade to a Grade 8 Bolt) 1” Fender Washer ⅜” wide aluminum spacer
Bungee Cord = I have no idea what bungee cord I used. It was lying in the garage so it got cut up. It is approximately ¼” in diameter and it’s camo. I like it.
Here are the stick lengths
Here is the step-by-step video. Hopefully it helps someone.