Ski Pole Reviews
Ski poles seem simple enough, but they must perform many functions effectively. They have to be light enough to not tire out your arms, strong enough to successfully plant turns, and flexible in the instance of a hard fall. When you’re new to skiing, really any pole will do the job, but if you’re seasoned at it, then you can definitely tell the difference between different poles. Finding the right strength-to-weight ratio is key, and there are various materials that all have a different feel and level of performance. Finding the right size is easy, and all you need to do is stand in your boots, hold the pole upside down with your hands just under the basket, and the right length of pole will leave your elbows at a 90 degree angle. Poles come in 2″ increments, so keep testing until you find something that is just right. Owning your own poles offers convenience, and makes it easier to spot which ones are yours after lunch at the lodge.