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  Quote brodster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Ski Pole Guide
    Posted: Aug/13/2007 at 3:16pm

Ski poles can be equipment that one uses to push oneself around the liftline, or they can be tools to be used for timing in turns.  There are three basic components to the pole:  grip, shaft, and basket.

The grip of a ski pole consists of the grip itself and a strap.  The grip is made of rubber that is shaped, so it could be held in the palm of one's hand.  Some grips are simple.  Some have platforms for the bottomside of the palm to rest.  What is important is the grip feel's comfortable in one's hand.
 
Shafts are made of two different materials.  Aluminum is the most common.  Carbon composites are getting more popular.  Aluminum is used extensively because in mass production numbers, poles are inexpensive to make.  Of course there are inexpensive aluminum poles and expensive aluminum poles.  Inexpensive poles have low tensile strength and are not as resilient as higher quality ones.  You can bend it at a shallow angle, and it will stay bent.  Higher quality poles will be required to bent further to stay bent.  Carbon composites have been increasing in popularity because they are very lightweight and durable.  They are extremely resilient.
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Hey i just got into twin tip skiing and i was wondering what how do you chose the correct pole length
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  Quote LittleShooey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/29/2011 at 10:31pm
Originally posted by maco

how do you chose the correct pole length

I just learned this, and I know it's probably not any use to maco now but if it can help one person... :)

Originally posted by http://www.skisizecalculator.com/

When buying ski poles, the most important thing for you to correctly establish is the length of pole you need. Poles that are too long can make pole planting difficult and poles that are too short can throw a skier off balance.
The way to tell if a pole is the proper length for you is to turn it upside down and grip the shaft just below the basket. Be sure to keep the pole vertical while you rest the top of the handle on the floor. If the pole is the correct length, your arm should be bent at a 90 degree angle. Note how this looks on the image below:

Chart is from http://www.crosscountryskier.com.au. Use it as a guideline when figuring out the perfect pole size for yourself. 

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Tips for How to Buy Ski Poles-
1-Wear your ski gloves when looking at your ski pole choices.
2-Ask what material the ski pole is made from.
3-Expect to pay $35 to $80 for a good pair of ski poles.
4-Find the grip that suits you.
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  Quote derbytownjoe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/18/2012 at 1:29am
Originally posted by helmet143

Tips for How to Buy Ski Poles-
1-Wear your ski gloves when looking at your ski pole choices.
4-Find the grip that suits you. 
 
both of these are probably a good suggestion

Originally posted by helmet143

2-Ask what material the ski pole is made from.
3-Expect to pay $35 to $80 for a good pair of ski poles.

but what do either of these two suggestions have to do with choosing a pole?????
neither of these makes really any sense. sure they are both worth noting, but neither have any real helpfulness to them regarding choosing a pole.....
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