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post #1 of 7
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I have trouble with the length of my ski poles. It would be nice for some sort of poles that could collapse. This would definitely make my ski poles eaiser to transport and for storage. Any thoughts?icon14.gif

post #2 of 7

Recommend you buy collapsable ski poles.

post #3 of 7

+1

 

I'm pretty happy with mine. Use them for both BC XC and Resort Alpine, plus retracting them makes them so easy to fit in the ski bag. Oh and with the new TSA rules they'll be easy to attach to a carry on bag - 

 

http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en-us/shop/ski/ski-poles/traverse-ski-pole/

 

http://k2skis.com/poles/lockjaw-alu-1213

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Originally Posted by L&AirC View Post

Recommend you buy collapsable ski poles.

Would collapsable ski poles be better for storage? My problem is I poles that can fit into my suitcase when I travel and furthermore store eaiser in my house. Would this help???ski.gif

post #5 of 7

I think you can get 3 piece poles, that collapses in something smaller. Sometimes snowboarders carry them for hiking up and the storing in backpack.

 

I wouldnt go for so much trouble, as it has more movable parts, so might affect reliability.

 

Is it really a problem for transport or storing? I mean, you are either shipping the skis (so put the poles with them) or you are renting the skis (in which case they can provide you the poles as well).

 

For storing its the same, if you've found a place for a pair of skis, isnt it the same as skis+2 sticks?

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Originally Posted by IceCookie View Post

I think you can get 3 piece poles, that collapses in something smaller. Sometimes snowboarders carry them for hiking up and the storing in backpack.

 

I wouldnt go for so much trouble, as it has more movable parts, so might affect reliability.

 

Is it really a problem for transport or storing? I mean, you are either shipping the skis (so put the poles with them) or you are renting the skis (in which case they can provide you the poles as well).

 

For storing its the same, if you've found a place for a pair of skis, isnt it the same as skis+2 sticks?

I agree with your backpack idea. This idea would be innovative and could help snowboarders through the slow zones. For instance, once in a slow zone, a boarder could simply reach into their backpack, pull out their collapasible pole and instead of unstrapping a binding they could use the pole to push through a slow zone. Do you know what I mean?

post #7 of 7

Not sure, I was talking about snowboarders in areas not served by lifts (backcountry/sidecountry)

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