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post #31 of 47
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Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD View Post
 

I'm more concerned with getting impaled by some gaper in the gondola maze. 

Lot's of people hold their poles mid shaft, horizontal to the ground and swing their arms when they walk.

When they go up the stairs,  their pole tips become eye level of the people behind them.

 

Don't flail around and keep your pole tips down!


I had posted elsewhere the need to wear googles the entire time in the locker room until you get to a place where there are no ski equipment being carried.  I've even seen a pole to eye near miss in the cafeteria.

Also find a Goggles with an ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2015 safety standard marking.  I have that on mine.

post #32 of 47
I've been skiing since 1982. I always use straps. Hand up through loop, grab the strap and grip. Takes the load off the wrist and only a light grip on the pole.
I've had plenty of crashes in all conditions including a 100ft fall into a crevasse. Poles and straps have never been contributory to the crash or caused any injury to me.
Only pole related damage was from a friend who stuck the tip of her pole through my new pants and gashed my leg whilst waving the thing around!
post #33 of 47
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I've been skiing since 1982. I always use straps. Hand up through loop, grab the strap and grip. Takes the load off the wrist and only a light grip on the pole.
I've had plenty of crashes in all conditions including a 100ft fall into a crevasse. Poles and straps have never been contributory to the crash or caused any injury to me.
Only pole related damage was from a friend who stuck the tip of her pole through my new pants and gashed my leg whilst waving the thing around!


I'm dying to make an hilarious joke about the last sentence.

post #34 of 47

Yep, its a polish joke or a sexist joke looking for a place to occur.  

post #35 of 47
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I'm dying to make an hilarious joke about the last sentence.

Especially considering its "her" pole and not "his".
post #36 of 47

I have transgender skis so one never knows.

post #37 of 47
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Yeah watch this crowded slope

 

 

Thank God you finally stopped fidgeting with those straps and gloves in time to drive home and be able to post here........;) 

post #38 of 47
Speaking as someone who broke his thumb last season by falling on his pole grip, and whose son has a bruise on his throat right by the carotid from an idiot with a GoPro on a pole, and who has had a pole snap in half during a racing fall (straps pretty much mandatory), and who has seen plenty of accidents on lifts from people whose poles got caught as they were entering/exiting, I'd say that IME poles are not benign. And as Bob says, I avoid using straps when I can, or I use Leki's. YMMV.
post #39 of 47
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Yeah watch this crowded slope



I thought that was snowshoe before I saw the title! Gotta be on a weekend, that run is a zoo!
post #40 of 47

Not sure about impalement but I've definitely fallen forward onto the top of the handle of my downhill pole and it left quite a bruise on my ribcage.  If you use your strap remember to use it correctly to prevent yourself from breaking your thumb!

 

http://www.skiingforever.com/skiers-thumb/

post #41 of 47
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Not sure about impalement but I've definitely fallen forward onto the top of the handle of my downhill pole and it left quite a bruise on my ribcage.  If you use your strap remember to use it correctly to prevent yourself from breaking your thumb!

 

http://www.skiingforever.com/skiers-thumb/

 

Happen to me as well. Some one hit me from behind, I fell forward, my ribs hit  the pole handle. It was bruised maybe cracked, i just remember that it was painfull while I laughed for about a month. 

post #42 of 47
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I have transgender skis so one never knows.


Mine are in transition.  They have only had the tops done and are waiting to do the bottoms.

post #43 of 47
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Happen to me as well. Some one hit me from behind, I fell forward, my ribs hit  the pole handle. It was bruised maybe cracked, i just remember that it was painfull while I laughed for about a month. 


Its always when you break/crack a rib that your funniest friends start showing up all the time

post #44 of 47

Threads like this tell me you need to actually go skiing and put the internet down for a bit. 

post #45 of 47
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Thank God you finally stopped fidgeting with those straps and gloves in time to drive home and be able to post here........;) 


Oh thats not something I filmed.  Thats from somewhere else

post #46 of 47
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Threads like this tell me you need to actually go skiing and put the internet down for a bit. 


This discussion was okay.  Yes you are right.  There is no snow here so this forum and youtube are the closest I can get to skiing till Feb first.  Dont rub it in.

post #47 of 47
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I thought that was snowshoe before I saw the title! Gotta be on a weekend, that run is a zoo!


Yeah thats Snowshoe unless I made a mistake.  Someone else made the video.  Its a zoo and I hate the drop-off too

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