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post #91 of 101
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post

Different strap lengths for different gloves or mittens!
Or hiking, particularly downhill.
Spring gloves are tiny and thin.
Oh well. More wheel reinvention leaving flat tires.

 

I'm sure you could order a separate pair for each use case ;-)

 

These poles must be quite compelling to you if it's *that* annoying that they don't make adjustable straps.

post #92 of 101

I must say, I have probably adjusted pole straps only once in my life. And then I just left them there. So this isn't a thing for me.

post #93 of 101

I adjust based on the situation and glove. I rely on the strap to support my hand so I don't have to grip hard to maintain a connection to the pole. Touring up in light gloves, skiing down in regular gloves, spring, super cold all require adjustments. Adjustable would make them better for me. I almost pulled the trigger on these, but the lack of adjustment has made me reconsider.

post #94 of 101
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post

Different strap lengths for different gloves or mittens!

Or hiking, particularly downhill.

Spring gloves are tiny and thin.

Oh well. More wheel reinvention leaving flat tires.

I'm sure you could order a separate pair for each use case ;-)

These poles must be quite compelling to you if it's *that* annoying that they don't make adjustable straps.
I don't know how to answer, you have a neg/pos there. They were compelling.

It's just silly to have a non adjustable Woody Harrelson (hemp) strap.
My favorite adjustable straps are Scott. It's fast and quick. Once you have them you will actually start adjusting. You could be the David Ortiz of the slopes if you wanted, constantly adjusting.
post #95 of 101

What's this about adjusting the strap-on my poles ?

post #96 of 101
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Originally Posted by MT Skull View Post
 

What's this about adjusting the strap-on my poles ?

 

If you have to ask ... 

post #97 of 101

Hey, Epic Ski crew! (15% off code below)

 

As we move into a new season I wanted to reach out to all of you and say THANKS! The support that Grass Sticks received from you all was amazing. Thanks for spreading the word about Grass Sticks, and for helping to make us a better company. I'd like to offer you all 15% off through October with code "epic16". Plug in the code in your cart at www.grasssticks.com

 

I'd love to hear any comments, questions, praise, problems, suggestions, resumes, or other feedback you may have...GO! You can also email me, andrew@grasssticks.com

 

Some new things for 2016/17:

 

1. Straps are now made with 100% recycled polyester but still have the same natural color and weave. While the hemp was pretty cool, the recycled poly will perform and hold up much better in the weather. Even with the thicker hemp that we began to use, it eventually lost its shape and was prone to freezing up when damp.

 

2. Baskets are now secured with a set screw. While this makes it a little harder to swap out your baskets (you will need a small-ish screwdriver) it eliminates any chance of your basket falling off. There will be no repeats of basketgate 2015, as we call it around here. Our huge powder baskets have also been reinforced as we had some durability issues with them last season. 

 

3. We will be launching our "Ring Tail" Sticks this month. Same pole, but before any sanding or clearcoat, we burn rings into the bamboo. When sanded and coated they look pretty slick! This technique has been used for many many years in the production of split cane fly rods. Look for our release on social media in the coming weeks.

 

4. Please check out our Events Page, for a full listing of demo days, build days, trade shows, and other events. I'd love to meet some of you and make some turns together!

 

5. If you don't, please follow us on social media. Not only does it help us out, but we share all sorts of information, deals and some pretty sweet athlete photography. Instagram, Facebook.

 

Thanks again, hope to meet many of you this winter!

post #98 of 101
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Originally Posted by GrassSticks View Post
 

Hey, Epic Ski crew! (15% off code below)

 

As we move into a new season I wanted to reach out to all of you and say THANKS! The support that Grass Sticks received from you all was amazing. Thanks for spreading the word about Grass Sticks, and for helping to make us a better company. I'd like to offer you all 15% off through October with code "epic16". Plug in the code in your cart at www.grasssticks.com

 

I'd love to hear any comments, questions, praise, problems, suggestions, resumes, or other feedback you may have...GO! You can also email me, andrew@grasssticks.com

 

Some new things for 2016/17:

 

1. Straps are now made with 100% recycled polyester but still have the same natural color and weave. While the hemp was pretty cool, the recycled poly will perform and hold up much better in the weather. Even with the thicker hemp that we began to use, it eventually lost its shape and was prone to freezing up when damp.

 

2. Baskets are now secured with a set screw. While this makes it a little harder to swap out your baskets (you will need a small-ish screwdriver) it eliminates any chance of your basket falling off. There will be no repeats of basketgate 2015, as we call it around here. Our huge powder baskets have also been reinforced as we had some durability issues with them last season. 

 

3. We will be launching our "Ring Tail" Sticks this month. Same pole, but before any sanding or clearcoat, we burn rings into the bamboo. When sanded and coated they look pretty slick! This technique has been used for many many years in the production of split cane fly rods. Look for our release on social media in the coming weeks.

 

4. Please check out our Events Page, for a full listing of demo days, build days, trade shows, and other events. I'd love to meet some of you and make some turns together!

 

5. If you don't, please follow us on social media. Not only does it help us out, but we share all sorts of information, deals and some pretty sweet athlete photography. Instagram, Facebook.

 

Thanks again, hope to meet many of you this winter!

 

You should create a new thread so this doesn't get so buried. 

post #99 of 101

Just reposted as a new thread- thanks for the advice, @tylrwnzl 

post #100 of 101
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Originally Posted by srd View Post
 

These look like a total knock off of Soul Poles out of Park City.

 

No, I think the grasssticks rep said it was a Panda Pole knockoff but at a lower price point because of the larger diameter.

 

I think the Soul Poles are actually the original name of these tall skinny bamboo water pipes or "bongs" and some ski pole company is ripping off the name along with half the idea.

post #101 of 101
I tried the soul poles backwhen they first came out. When you get into the 48 inch sizes I didn't like the swing weight. Grass sticks seem better. Good to hear they replaced the hemp straps.
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