Mack, I dig the zipper line and have noticed a marked improvement in my bump skiing both times I cut 3/4 inch off my poles.
I have seen *some* competition bumpers that I've seen have poles that are way too short. They have to crouch down a bit to pole forward in the lift line, etc.
If I were you, I would make friends with a ski shop guy and take half an inch off and test them for a few runs, repeat until they feel right. If you take too much off, sell them to some little kid.
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[This message has been edited by phUnk (edited September 20, 2001).]</FONT>