poles that short have no function whatsoever besides maybe comfort. there is a line to be drawn. I never use a pair of poles that is too short to be of use when im actually skiing, it just defeats the point of them for me
Long poles (read: normal sized poles) look ridiculous in the park these days, but that's pushing the other end of the spectrum pretty hard. If i saw somebody with those poles in the lift line I'd think they were using them as a joke.
Same here. But I have realized how other people view short poles. I was on a skiing trip with my cousins who only ski like twice a year, and I forgot my poles at home. When I went into the rent shop I ended up having to get poles out of the 6-7 year old size bin, and the guy kept laughing at me.
i was at a race this last season and there was a kid going full henrik with his 10 year old buds and he had poles literally 10 inches long. right as he got off the lift he tried to push and he looked like a total retard
..And goddammit the reason I use short poles is so they don't get in the way when I'm doing sketchy shit. They're there when you need 'em and not when you don't. Plus if I bend over in the lift line I get to flash whoremongers from Aspen and pretend it was an accident. Fuck you Children of NS for thinking everything needs to be a clone... And other stuff !
I just like 80cm poles, if I stretch my arm it hits the ground, I think that's perfect I can still use em but they don't get in the way. And for the record no poles is not steezy at all, you can maybe pull it off if you have incredible style on your own, but if not don't.
I use pretty short poles, but in my local ski resort there are kids, who like just cut their poles by stepping on them without any measuring. then they are so short they don't even hit the ground if you stand hands straight, looks dumb as fuck