when i ski moguls, which i do a lot, my shorter poles keep my hands at an ok height so my hands arent going way up by my head, and making me get backseat. my goodes are holding up great, adn i saw a pair of k2 snapped today
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I think short poles are stupid, but then again if i had short poles i wouldnt have slammed my face into my grip when i died on a rail. Anyways its just preference, i feel uncomfortable and useless(poles wise) with short poles.
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I think everyone has the tendency to hunch a little bit if their poles are too short. I ski with 48"s (I'm 5'10"), and sometimes I wish I had 50"s because I feel myself slouching.
If your poles get in the way when jibbing or whatever, checkout some carbon fiber poles, see if you like the feel more.
i uses short in park and pipe, i love them in pipe because im a retard and when i was learning to land switch with normal poles...i had problems. Two times i would land funny and my pole would plant when i was bent over and go straight into my face, then once i knocked the wind out of myself, but now i have 34" poles and dont get that problem
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not really i don't like long poles but the only reason i use short poles is i don't like the feel of not holding on to my poles just feels weird going off jumps. Short poles don't get in the way but you can still use them to push yourself instead of having to skate ski.
whats the point of having overly short poles? why not just go nopoles? i use 44s for rail shit and 46ish for everthing else i think. somewhere in the mid 40s. skiing powder without poles looks gaper unless your pollard or something. baby poles for moguls is pointless
Dont really agree with that.
Longer poles help raise your arms up in front of you making you lean forward. Shorter poles make your shoulders drop making you ski backseat.
Id only get short poles if I was soley using them in the park. Theres no way you can ski varied terrain properly without normal poles.
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i ski with short poles and i have way more fun with no poles. it takes practicce to huck in the park with no poles and i can jib fine without them but jumps its harder eithout something to hold onto. i want to ski nopoles as much as possible next year other than moguls or powder days.