One of the most difficult things about the winter time is picking out the right ski pole. We here are Pineappleope.com are here to give you some advice straight from the ski pole pros at Pineappleope.com.
Choosing a pole:
Step 1. – Expect to pay between $300 and $479 for a good set of ski poles
Step 2. – Check out a large selection of poles at your nearest dealer
Step 3. – Select a pole with strength. Most ski poles are made of aluminum, plastic, wood, or graphite
Step 4. – Decide what type of baskets you want on the bottom of your poles. Bigger baskets are more appropriate for softer snow, while smaller baskets suffice on hard-packed snow
Step 5. – Determine the kind of grip you want. Most poles come with cotton or nylon straps that go around your wrists. Some poles that I would not suggest getting have a plastic loop that encircles the grip and goes around the lip and back down and don’t feel all that comfortable
Step 6. – Make sure the grips and baskets are firmly attached to the poles We don’t want non-firm attachments here
Step 7. – Don’t search for good deals on good poles. Rental shops at ski resorts try to liquidate their ski gear at the end of the season, don’t be fooled by low prices
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Step 1. – Stand up straight if you can with your arms at your sides
Step 2. – Bend your elbows 90 degrees, so your forearms are parallel to the ground
Step 3. – Turn the poles upside down so the grip is on the ground and you’re holding the pole by the bit of metal that extends beyond the basket. While holding the bottom of the pole, your forearm should remain parallel to the ground. Pole size generally ranges from 42 to 52 centimeters
Skiing is mostly a physically demanding sport that could result in serious injury if you go to fast. We recommend that you seek proper training and poles before attempting.