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Help on buying ski poles!
Hey so theres prob some more posts on this but i really need help cause i just got some K2 Press skis and i was going to buy some poles from SickStickz.com
So my question is what size should i get? When i used to rent poles they would always give me the yellow poles and i looked and they say 46" but that just seems wayyyyy small to me? like there the right length if i hold em from the basket my elbow is straight. but im kinda confused on the size cause they say 46"
any help would be appreciated thanks! and if you have ever ordered from sickstickz.com? how were the poles?
46 inches is 116 cm so if you think they are too short get 120 cm. 120/125 is probably the most common size. how tall are you?
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buy the longest poles they sell. Cut em down until they are the right size. Problem solved.
Cutting poles is super easy and only takes a minute. jam the grips in hot water, pull em off then hacksaw the pole away then jam the grips back on.
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if you want short park poles get something around 100cm and up
we call front swap front 2s ellen d's cause they involve a lot of scissoring haha - .squirrely
1. Pole size is a personal preference.
2. All poles are pretty much the same: they all break.
3. It's really easy to get used poles for $10 or less from shops, ski area lost and found or ski swaps. You can then cut them down with a pipe-cutter and make your own handles if you want. Ask a bike shop for some worn out grips, then attach them to your poles in whatever fashion you like.
The only time I will buy poles from a company is when a company makes poles that are practically indestructible, while still not being solid metal death clubs. I have yet to find such a company. Or if I'm getting telescopic poles for hiking/touring, obviously.
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It all depends on where you plan on skiing, if you're skiing backcountry a lot you want longer poles. I ski 90% park so I have shorter poles, I'm 188cm (6'2) tall and have pole that are 105cm. On the other hand when I ski cross country I use poles that are 175cm; it depends entirely on what you're using them for.
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Your ar m and the pole should make a 90degree angle. Dont buy any that are too expensive because it doesn't make a very big difference.
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