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Scott Riot ski poles

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Just got a killer deal on these. They are a bit popular for my tastes in ski pole and have a super heavy swing weight as compared to my my 1988 Leki Automatic poles that remain my "Go To" poles. The swing is even heavier than my Black Diamond adjustable poles. They are solid, but man they are BRICKS!  I have never considered locking up my poles but I always lock my skis. The Riots have a large orange powder basket so I drilled a hole in each basket to pass my lock through. Any other ideas?

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Originally Posted by Yo Momma View Post
 

. Any other ideas?

 

for what...personalisation?    Not sure what you're after here. 

 

If I was buying Scotts I'd be looking at things like the MJ and the Zeo 13.    One is sturdy enough for just about anything while remaining flickable, the other has a silly-light swing weight while being quite durable enough for non-racing use.      I am a bit miffed that the Pro Taper now has a fiberglass blend, but, hey, Scott now has Life-Lock under their umbrella so I guess they needed -something- to compete with Goode  on price. 

post #3 of 7
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Thanks! Was just trying to figure out how to lock them up so they don't get snatched. I ended up drilling holed in the plastic baskets so I can pass my ski lock through them and then through my bindings and around the stand during breaks.

post #4 of 7
Man..i rarely hear about people stealing poles, only the rental variety. The best way to protect your poles is skiing with them so they do not look brand new, my poles are always beat up. Glow in the dark paint? What for? Night skiing? The only night skiing I like is skiing at the bar☺. But locking through the holes in the basket sounds like a royal pain to me.
post #5 of 7
*shrug* I've had it happen to my own poles 4 times so I can respect someone wanting to preserve theirs.   
And no, it wasn't cases of mere mistaken identity, unless those other persons had 5-inch baskets or custom riveted leather straps. 
 
I didn't quite realize freeskier pole styling was back in, thought it mostly went out with the old Arno Adam Promodel.    Something new every day. 
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My old Leki's are so old and weathered that I'm afraid they are going to blow up on me. I've never paid $50 for a pair of poles in my life so this is new territory for me. Totally agree about the glow in the dark thing. Kinda unimpressed w/ that as well as the heavy swing weight.  


Edited by Yo Momma - 10/8/14 at 6:03pm
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My old Leki's are so old and weathered that I'm afraid they are going to blow up on me.

 

Did someone mention old weathered Lekis?   :D

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