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Orbital Skiing Poles

post #1 of 26
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Has anybody used these or even seen them?  http://www.orbitalskiing.com/

post #2 of 26

Close to $200 for poles?  YIKES!

post #3 of 26

It brings up the point of putting on the right baskets for conditions. those 2.5" race/ice baskets can get you stranded and don't help much when trying to extricate yourself from a deep hole in the snow.

 

skiing as I do it, not AT, those are a bit of overkill, and create new levels of heartbreak to losing a basket or bending a pole.

post #4 of 26
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Close to $200 for poles?  YIKES!


$189 is MSRP.  There are discounts available.  

post #5 of 26

It's pretty hard to justify the cost for someone like me who rarely plants a pole.

post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

It brings up the point of putting on the right baskets for conditions. those 2.5" race/ice baskets can get you stranded and don't help much when trying to extricate yourself from a deep hole in the snow.

 

skiing as I do it, not AT, those are a bit of overkill, and create new levels of heartbreak to losing a basket or bending a pole.



Black diamond came out with a new freeride basket that is similar to their powder baskets, but just a little smaller. Perfect for just about all conditions me-thinks.

post #7 of 26

adjustable basket.....the answer to the basket quiverROTF.gif...and making jigs to remove baskets. just kidding. I think it's among the most absurd pieces of gear I've ever seen. carbon fiber baskets, that's f'ing brilliant.rolleyes.gif  and cgil is onto the problems, all of the above, fail, fail, fail and fail again. and yeah, we're all accustomed to sizing our baskets by square inches. morons....the whole bunch, oh, IMO.
 

 


 


Edited by davluri - 11/6/11 at 1:00pm
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Until that becomes the "new race size".

 

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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

the answer to the basket quiver... 

 



 

post #9 of 26

Thinking about trying these out. Patroller price is like 60% off. 

post #10 of 26

Humm.. Standard pole decision questions:

 

What's all that mess do to the swing weight?th_dunno-1[1].gif

 

Replacement when damaged? ...As mentioned already..

 

Will that work well to hook and pop a boot buckle while riding the lift?

 

How easy to the connect crossways for a Texas suitcase?duck.gif

post #11 of 26
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I have no idea what the answer to any of those questions might be, but they are all valid.  That was why I asked if anybody had used them, but the thread degenerated very rapidly and I completely lost interest in it.  Sure the MSRP for these is fairly high but, as Blizzboy283 pointed out, they aren't all that bad is you're a patroller or instructor.  And how is it relevant if someone never learned to use poles?

post #12 of 26

I think I'm gonna take the plunge on these poles. I just wish someone, somewhere had a review out for them.

post #13 of 26

I would wait for the season to start before taking the plunge. 

post #14 of 26

I've never found myself wishing for smaller baskets, whatever the conditions. I'll stick with my free poles.

post #15 of 26

What's truly irrelevant is a pole basket that changes circumference. the thread had to go absurd to give the product its due. another example of crap overload. not mtc, the folks at Orbital.
 

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I have no idea what the answer to any of those questions might be, but they are all valid.  That was why I asked if anybody had used them, but the thread degenerated very rapidly and I completely lost interest in it.  Sure the MSRP for these is fairly high but, as Blizzboy283 pointed out, they aren't all that bad is you're a patroller or instructor.  And how is it relevant if someone never learned to use poles?



 

post #16 of 26

Interesting design. Interesting to see if these would be any different in practice vs. regular polls. Cool design concept. 

post #17 of 26

I have never seen them.

post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by gpsskimaps View Post

I would wait for the season to start before taking the plunge. 



With my NSP discount I can get them for $80 or so.  That still seems to be a better deal than any carbon pole Leki is selling.

 

I haven't used carbon poles before. Are they stiffer than composite?

post #19 of 26
Wow you folks love to call things names without even knowing anything. I tried the Orbital poles. That are awesome! Sounds like those who criticize would not know what to do with such quality or innovative equipment. Or maybe have never skied in powder where the poles sink and you have no leverage. Swing weight is actually better than average pole. The pole is carbon fiber as are most high end ski poles. The price is not out of the ordinary - check out Leki, Komperdell, black diamond poles- prices similar and don't have the versatility. To all those negative nedheadz who like to calls things and people names for being progressive- they would not know how to drive a Porsche. Stick to your sticks that you don't even use (btw ski poles are to be used if you are a skier). Orbital Skiing company are taking ski poles out of the dark ages. Their poles are incredible to use in the powder and easy to pack for hiking up to ski the unreachable.
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by cv4gad View Post

Wow you folks love to call things names without even knowing anything. I tried the Orbital poles. That are awesome! Sounds like those who criticize would not know what to do with such quality or innovative equipment. Or maybe have never skied in powder where the poles sink and you have no leverage. Swing weight is actually better than average pole. The pole is carbon fiber as are most high end ski poles. The price is not out of the ordinary - check out Leki, Komperdell, black diamond poles- prices similar and don't have the versatility. To all those negative nedheadz who like to calls things and people names for being progressive- they would not know how to drive a Porsche. Stick to your sticks that you don't even use (btw ski poles are to be used if you are a skier). Orbital Skiing company are taking ski poles out of the dark ages. Their poles are incredible to use in the powder and easy to pack for hiking up to ski the unreachable.


Trying to justify your purchase huh?

post #21 of 26
I have no need to justify my purchase. This is a forum where the initial question was had anyone tried these poles. I have these poles and I love them so I am telling the readers that if they purchase these poles they will love them ( except a few readers who don't like progress or gear to enhance their skiing ).
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by cv4gad View Post

I have these poles and I love them so I am telling the readers that if they purchase these poles they will love them

  

Not necessarily.  I love my Nordica Steadfasts, so you should also buy them and you will love them too.  Does that make sense?  Of course not, because every skier is different.  Lots of people love Bushwackers, they left me cold and unimpressed.  There is no reason to come on here and act like we have insulted you personally or anyone else in your family.  You were out of line.

post #23 of 26
Plus you reopened a two year old thread to have a fight.
post #24 of 26
I am so sorry I opened an old thread. I am not trying to pick a fight nor am I out of line - gheez. I think it is funny how you all are jumping on me when I was responding to other comments and in similar tone - just saying why i like the Orbital Poles - Oh but that's right conversation is over. LOL
post #25 of 26
Thread Starter 
Yes, you were out of line. Prior to your screed nobody did any name calling.
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