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I love these poles steezy graphics, lightweight feel, grippy grips and awesome straps. I see no reason not buy these if you're looking for a new pair of poles or if you're tired of your current pair and you want to switch it up a bit with a nice looking pair of poles. The service and value just seals the deal.
Well, it is only a pair of poles but I had a fun time with them. They feel sturdy when I'm pushing across the flats and they've been very nice for pole planting. They're also very light which is super nice because you're holding them in your hands all day. Lighter than my old composite poles that I thought where light, and the Sick Stickz are a little fatter too.
I'm not from Colorado, but the flag print all over them is still way sweet looking and something I'm happy to be rocking around. The grips are super comfortable for me, and they're definitely grippy. They don't slip out of my hands when I don't want them to.
The strap system is pretty basic, but it's my favorite so far. They don't have one of those little plastic pieces to connect it together like other poles which is good because those always fall out. Instead these are looped through the grips and you can pull the piece that comes out to tighten or loosen them whenever you want. The strap is also nice and sort of fuzzy which is great because the two sides don't freeze together on cold windy days. I've tried Leki's pole strap system and overall I prefer these a lot more.
Value was great, $50 shipped across the country. If I didn't have to get them shipped they would have been nearly $20 cheaper too so this deal is definitely legit. I wasn't looking to drop $70 on a pair of poles, and these perform just as well as something twice the price. They also threw in pair of powder baskets and a sticker, major props to Sick Stickz for the deals.
I ordered them in 115cm and it's perfect for me when I'm cruising groomers, hitting the park, or in the woods and moguls. These are offered in multiple sizes so this shouldn't be a problem if you know what you want.
They flex a little when I really push them, but these are made to be pretty strong.
They're not made to flex like my older pair of carbon fiber poles.
I have a few scratches on them, but that's expected considering they're thrown in and out of the car, smacked against trees and rails, and just generally all over the place. With all that though the scratches are barely noticeable and so far no bending has occurred. The grips and straps are still prime too.