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Loki Trigger S Ski Poles, Can you cut down the pole?

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I need some help.  Just purchased a pair of Leki Trigger S Venom ski poles in a 52".  I would like to cut off 1 inch.  Can anyone describe how to take the grip off?

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I have had good luck with Leki Poles, soaking the grips in boiling water. The grip heats up and slides off the end of the pole with only a little pressure. Easy to re-install by heating the grip and sliding back on. Give it a try.

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I like my SL poles at 49", so I cut them down from the 50" pole.  I use a heat gun on low to heat up the grip, moving it constantly so I don't melt it, and then pull them off while mounted in a vise with rubber vise jaw protectors. 

 

To put them back on, I slide them partially on, heat them up again, remove them from the vise and press them into the floor.  Then, I heat them up again and twist the grip to make sure they are aligned, since the shaft is oval, and make sure both poles are the same length.

 

The heat is about the same, I think, as using a hair blow drier on hot.

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Thanks I will!

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Definitely a good idea to check that they're the same length.  I shortened a pair a few years ago and recently realized that they are a little different in length.  Since I have a Leg Length Discrepancy that I compensate by raising my left binding, I sometimes joke that I have a left and right ole to help with that as well.

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Originally Posted by tcompton View Post

I need some help.  Just purchased a pair of Leki Trigger S Venom ski poles in a 52".  I would like to cut off 1 inch.  Can anyone describe how to take the grip off?
Did you get a good deal on them I'm looking for a pair in 52 also
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Yes, Artech.com in NH

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I have had good luck with Leki Poles, soaking the grips in boiling water. The grip heats up and slides off the end of the pole with only a little pressure. Easy to re-install by heating the grip and sliding back on. Give it a try.

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