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Ski Pole colors - match skis or clothes (jacket/pants)?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

When I bought my skis the salesman attempted to sell me poles that matched the color of my skis.

 

Firstly, I never previously considered color matching poles with anything... probably because I had usually received bland silver and black rental poles.

 

So... if you were to match your ski pole color with something wouldn't it be with your jacket and pants?... who sees your skis when you are skiing anyways?

post #2 of 21

Uh...Your member name, less worries about ski pole color. :D

post #3 of 21
I definitely try to match pole color to my boxers on a given day. I'm hard to buy for so at Christmas when I get new boxers I get lots of new poles too. Win-win!

Only problem is that when I ski without poles everyone knows I'm going commando that day. It's a great conversation starter in the lift lines though.
post #4 of 21

We have ski quivers. some have jacket quivers...  do we need pole quivers now so that our skis and poles always match?

post #5 of 21

I just get black and white poles, goes with everything.

post #6 of 21

Buy whichever color is on sale.

post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by Coach13 View Post

I definitely try to match pole color to my boxers on a given day. I'm hard to buy for so at Christmas when I get new boxers I get lots of new poles too. Win-win!

Only problem is that when I ski without poles everyone knows I'm going commando that day. It's a great conversation starter in the lift lines though.

 

Then you could probably make one of these in your yard!

 

 

Personally, I can't imagine why I would really care what color my poles were. I suppose if I had a choice of colors in the same model, I'd probably try to match my boots and skis, since I'm more likely to change clothing before equipment... maybe.

post #8 of 21

Hey Coach..........

post #9 of 21
Thread Starter 
Hilarious... I expected nothing less. smile.gif
post #10 of 21
I think I'd like temperature-sensing poles that changed color with air temps. Then they'd be different every time I went to the rack looking for them.
post #11 of 21
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I think I'd like temperature-sensing poles that changed color with air temps. Then they'd be different every time I went to the rack looking for them.
How about ski poles that change on based on your mood, like those stupid mood rings.biggrin.gif
post #12 of 21
I had thought of that, and maybe this year they would have changed colors a lot, as it's been that kind of season, but a normal year they would have been blue all the time.
post #13 of 21
Hey-this is no laughng matter. You guys have no idea how hard it is to find polka-dotted poles.
post #14 of 21
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Hey Coach..........


Perfect slider. Lol

If I had boxers that color I'd have to walk around the mall with my jeans at half mast just to show them off.
post #15 of 21
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Then you could probably make one of these in your yard!




Personally, I can't imagine why I would really care what color my poles were. I suppose if I had a choice of colors in the same model, I'd probably try to match my boots and skis, since I'm more likely to change clothing before equipment... maybe.

I always say that if you can dream it up someone else is doing it, but in all seriousness almost no skier I've known thinks about matching ski, poles, boots, etc.

Now hemets are a different story. I try to match mine to my truck so I don't get funny looks wearing it while I drive to the hill. wink.gif
post #16 of 21

The poles do not need to match your skis or pants, but it would be nice if they match one another.

 

If you cannot find matching poles, at least try to get two of the same length.

 

In the most extreme case, you could probably get away with non-matching poles with no more than 5 cm length difference between the two.

post #17 of 21

I prefer that the poles match my skis and boots somewhat. I also make jacket and pants choices based on the skis and boots.

 

However that is only comsmetic.  Having the proper skis and poles for the terrain and your abilities is more important.  Having gear that fits is crucial but it also has to be properly tuned and calibrated for your body and kinesiology.

 

 

Calibrating Ski Poles

post #18 of 21

Being a total equipment junkie, I have two sets of poles, hard snow groomer poles carbon fiber with small baskets, and a pair of Bamboo poles with powder baskets for powder, ungroomed and trees. bamboo goes with any color!!

post #19 of 21

My poles have far outlived the lives of skis, jackets, boots,even baskets. My poles are about 30 years old with mismatched baskets. That would be a longtime to be wearing neon green and orange.

post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by Coach13 View Post


I always say that if you can dream it up someone else is doing it, but in all seriousness almost no skier I've known thinks about matching ski, poles, boots, etc.

Now hemets are a different story. I try to match mine to my truck so I don't get funny looks wearing it while I drive to the hill. wink.gif


My boots (both pair) are mostly gray.  Hard boots are grey an black, softer boots are grey and dark blue hardware.  My main poles are black with grey.  My older back up poles are blue red with gray and black.. matched my 812s well

 

Here's my jacket and carving skis..

 

 

The jacket brand is Head/Tyrolia.

post #21 of 21
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My poles have far outlived the lives of skis, jackets, boots,even baskets. My poles are about 30 years old with mismatched baskets. That would be a longtime to be wearing neon green and orange.

Ditto. Ancient with mismatched baskets. Extremely scratched up metallic blue, with duct tape keeping the baskets on.

Entirely coincidentally, my helmet is blue and gray. One of my jacket liners just happens to be blue. None of this matches any ski. I'm not even sure what color my boots are... Something neutral. All I care is that my jacket and pants don't clash. Which they never will as I always buy black pants.
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