i went skiing today and it was a solid day, i decided i would do a backflip on this really lippy kicker, turns out i didn't have enough speed and i landed on my pole and bent it into an angle. This is the fourth time this has happened season (not not including the past two seasons.) i want to know if i am the only one that breaks my poles every other month.
get some carbon ones. i roll onto em all the fuckin time, only broke one pair my whole life, and they were 8 years old. and if you get lost in the BC you can sling one of em up and shoot the other one at fauna
I've been using the same pair of $20 rossignol poles since 2011. Seriously, why the hell won't these things break so I can get new ones? They are so bent and crooked, I'm so amazed that they're still alive.
Cheaper is better. As long as the poles are within 1 or 2 inches long of each other its all good. Wanting nice poles seems like the most gaper thing ever even though its not a lot of money all things considered to spend 40 bucks.
secure your pole on a work bench so it won't move around too much while you work on it. get a towel and wrap it around the bent area of the pole. Slide the towel back and forth over the bent area really fast for a good 10 minutes to create enough friction across the surface that the poles warm up and become more malleable. once the poles are good and warm, very slowly start bending it back into shape. work slowly to avoid snapping the pole.
I have some junior scott race poles that are neon green and they have lasted 2 seasons($30) when I bought some other leki poles ($70) before the green ones and they snapped 10 days in. not even bad falls.
kept lekis as momento cuz I stabbed Henrik and Brady Perron by accident with them
Anyway i would say go with the cheaper ones.. just not too cheap
i had the same problem, and sorta still do, i herd that carbon ones just flex but i snapped mine super fast which sucked b/c of how expensive they usually are what i do now is wait untill junk day in my neighbourhood then i grab all the old poles, cut them down, and tape them up