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Postby rondo320 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:20 pm

Is there a ski pole that has a grip that is more favorable for bumps?
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Re: poles

Postby PomfretPlunge » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:05 pm

Here's one FWIW

http://www.idoneusa.com/category-s/1818.htm

Site says "Our custom crafted mogul poles feature an 11mm carbon shaft that deliver excellent feedback from your pole work."
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Re: poles

Postby rondo320 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:36 am

At $159.00, those are some pretty expensive poles.
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Re: poles

Postby Blanton » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:47 pm

Most of the coaching programs recommend picking up a nicer aluminum pole. If you bend the aluminum then you pop the grip off and put it on a cheapo pole since they generally use the same outer diameter tubing. If you work on backside pole plants there is no "feedback" difference between a carbon pole and a cheap aluminum pole.
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Re: poles

Postby rondo320 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:57 pm

Thanks for the information.
I guess it's just personal preference in how the grip feels.
What brand and model do you currently use?
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Re: poles

Postby Blanton » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:01 pm

I've been happy with the grip on these scotts:
http://www.evo.com/outlet/ski-poles/sco ... 56159-1021

Depending on size and color you can find them really cheap on ebay etc. If you have a local shop you want to support they should also have something like this.
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Re: poles

Postby bendtheski » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:50 am

I've always had good luck with Kerma carbon poles for durability, low swing weight, and nice grips. $70.00 is a fair price for poles that have lasted in excess of 10 years.
http://www.interstatemtnco.com/servlet/ ... sh-/Detail

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Don't ski over your poles; it shortens their life significantly! :mrgreen:
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Re: poles

Postby rondo320 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:48 pm

Thanks for the advice!
Santa brought me the Scott Team Pros.
It's amazing that he knew I needed poles.
Three days with the new ones and they feel good.
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Re: poles

Postby Shockenau » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:53 pm

Blanton wrote:I've been happy with the grip on these scotts:
http://www.evo.com/outlet/ski-poles/sco ... 56159-1021

Depending on size and color you can find them really cheap on ebay etc. If you have a local shop you want to support they should also have something like this.



I really like the scotts too. Nice pick.
See any good lines?
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Re: poles

Postby enordal » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:02 pm

Anyone using adjustable poles? I thought about going this route instead of having to cut poles or have 2 different sets of poles (one for moguls, the other for all mountain).
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Re: poles

Postby bendtheski » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:18 am

I've got a pair of Black Diamond 2-piece carbons that I like a bunch for touring, but use kerma fixed length for inbounds.

I've used the BD's inbounds, and they're OK, but between the overlap of the 2-piece, the locking mechanism, and the larger baskets, I just don't think the swing weight allows for the same quickness that the kermas do.

I can't imagine needing two different length poles for any kind of inbounds skiing, but maybe that's just me. OTOH, I love having the adjustability for BC. I'll usually climb with the poles adjusted 15-20cm taller than what I use for the descents. I find I can climb better with a cross-country length pole than with my stubby bumper poles that probably place my hands at or below my waist.

I got the BD's on clearance for $70, for what is normally a $150.00 pole. Clearance season is right around the corner, so get your credit card ready! I think the latest incarnation of the BD carbon 2-piece pole is called the "Pure Carbon". BC.com already has them lowered to $118.00, but I'm sure you can do better than that in a month or two.
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Re: poles

Postby trex » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:45 pm

I use the Leki peak series adjustable poles for everything. They lock nicely (don't slip) and I ski bumps quite a bit. I just bring large baskets w/ me on trips in case of pow. They are pretty light and the grips are really nice. The new latching mechanism is kind of lame though (instead of a normal strap). This is my 2nd pair. First pair lasted 4 years, and I lost one. Ski bumps most of the time. I have some carbon Scott poles cut down for bumps and don't really notice much of a swing weight difference.
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