Is it a good idea to cut your poles. Specifically, I was given a pair of scott remit poles, however they are 48inches and I am only 5' 6". Is that a reasonable size for my hight, because they feel ridiculously big.
Should I purchase new ones, cut them; or do ski shops cut them? +k
grips on ski poles are usually held on by adhesive. Removing the grip can be a pain in the ass, just twist and pull it will eventually come off. Cut the pole to desired length with a hacksaw (you can use a regular saw if you want, I've done it but i wouldn't recommended) Remember to leave extra length since when the grip is re-attached it will be shorter. Shove the grip back on and your done.
best way to get your grip off is to hair dry the grip for a bit then it will slip off really easily and then to put it back on after u cut it with a saw you just hair dry the grip for a little and then just press it back on
I close up my vice just larger than the width of the pole, so that when I slide the pole through the grip hits the edge of the vice and can't go through, then i yank the shit out of it and hit it over and over til the grip comes flying off.
I had an old pair of poles I cut down, first I ran the grips through a real hot blow dryer, they came off like a breeze, hack sawed the pole, then put the armada grips on that have the little levers that losen the grip for easy exchange