I know this is a pretty elementary question, but I'm confused about the current standards in ski pole length. I remember always being told that your forarms should be parallel to the ground, with your arm making a 90 degree angle, when holding the pole upside-down above the basket. (I think also with your knees at a slight bend.) I am 5'11" and this would match me up with a 44" ski pole, but I have heard of other people my height using 50" poles. What's the deal? Has that standard become outdated, or are these other people using poles out of the normal range?
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1/25/06 at 7:58pm