Originally Posted by oldgoat
snip... Let the kids practice a little --they should do fine. Big thing with poling is to do it from the abs--full bend at the waist with each double pole stroke.
Good point about practice -I am a bit late with the idea but may get a chance for them to give them a go the day before for a few minutes to see if they like the feel. Also good point about reminding them to recruit their abs, thanks.
Originally Posted by lonewolf210
I would guess that as long as it's just skateing the longer the better. XC poles for skate skiing are crazy long
They will be free skiing with their coaches for part of the day, so I've got to keep it reasonable so they still ski well, or adjust the poles before the event.
Originally Posted by tch
The standard for xc skating poles is tip of the nose when standing on a hard surface.
I don't think you want to go there, but a couple of cms up shouldn't affect most folks at all, except to make the skating more efficient. Go for it; I'd go the full 107.
thanks, 107 is what I am sort of thinking for the older one. For the younger one I might dial it back as they have to free ski with them as well. They could maybe adjust them themselves, but I could see them not locking the pole properly and ending up with stubbies :) I'll maybe see if the coach would be willing to adjust them out for the skate event.